Alkek Foundation endows chair for Dr. Danny Jones

March 14, 2012

The Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation has honored Danny B. Jones, MD, chairman of ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine, with a lead gift of $500,000 to establish an endowed chair in his name.

Houston-The Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation has honored Danny B. Jones, MD, chairman of ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine, with a lead gift of $500,000 to establish an endowed chair in his name.

The Danny B. Jones Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology recognizes Dr. Jones’ 30 years service as chairman of the department and 40 years with the college. Dr. Jones joined the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine in 1972 and was appointed department chairman in 1981. He is the Sid W. Richardson Professor of Ophthalmology and holds the Margaret Root Brown Chair of Ophthalmology.

“Danny is an established leader in the field of ophthalmology. As one of our founding directors, his leadership and experience has been invaluable,” said Scott B. Seaman, executive director of the Alkek Foundation. “Danny is a great friend, and we are more than delighted to recognize his various contributions through establishment of this chair.”

The Alkek Foundation has contributed more than $92 million to support research and clinical care at the Baylor College of Medicine. The Alkek Eye Center was established in 1989 and was the first clinical practice to move to the college’s McNair Campus in 2008.

“The Alkek Foundation has been a champion of the work of Baylor College of Medicine and its faculty for many years,” said Paul Klotman, MD, president of  the Baylor College of Medicine. “The Danny B. Jones Endowed Chair is a wonderful recognition for this outstanding department chair. We are grateful to the foundation for its continuing support.”

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