Children's of Alabama, the state's only freestanding pediatric hospital, has honored several long-time members of its Board of Trustees with the establishment of endowed chairs in their names.
Among those board members honored for 20 years of service to Children's are Ralph Frohsin Jr.; Susan Nabers Haskell; Virginia Walker Jones; Philippe Lathrop; L. Gwaltney McCollum Jr.; and Benjamin Russell.
"These community leaders have had tremendous impact on the ill children of our state through their service on the Children's Board of Trustees," said Children's CEO and President Mike Warren. "Their work helps us provide exceptional healthcare to our patient. The same applies to the physicians who now hold these chair distinctions. Their research and clinical care will advance the reputation of Children's of Alabama as well as the endowed chairs' namesakes."
Jack H. Crawford, MD, PhD is the first holder of the Philippe Lathrop Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology. Crawford is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.
Jennifer Dollar, MD
Jennifer Dollar, MD is the first holder of the Susan Nabers Haskell Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesiology. She is a pediatric anesthesiologist and chief of anesthesiology at Children's.
Shawn Gilbert, MD is the first holder of the L. Gwaltney McCollum Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics. Gilbert is chief of the orthopaedic division at Children's of Alabama and a professor of surgery at the University of Alabama in the division of orthopaedic surgery.
Children's of Alabama has been served by a volunteer Board of Trustees since its founding in 1911.