Cleveland Clinic Physician Receives Gift for Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology

Cleveland Clinic Physician Receives Gift for Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology

$2 Million Gift To Support Prostate And Bladder Cancer Research

November 17, 2011

J. Stephen Jones, MD, chair of the Department of Regional Urology in Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, is the recipient of a combined $2 million gift that will create an endowed chair for urologic oncology research.

The chair will be named the Leonard Horvitz and Samuel H. Miller Distinguished Chair in Urological Oncology Research in honor of the two Cleveland philanthropists who contributed to the gift.

The endowment will allow Dr. Jones to expand upon his work in improving diagnostic capability for early stage bladder and prostate cancers, as well as working to expand options for patients in management of these malignancies.

“I am humbled by the generosity of Mr. Horvitz and Mr. Miller and I appreciate the support for our continued efforts to improve patient care in urological oncology,” said Dr. Jones.

At the time of Dr. Jones’ retirement the chair will be renamed the J. Stephen Jones Distinguished Chair in Urological Oncology Research.

Dr. Jones joined the staff at Cleveland Clinic in 2000. He is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors and is professor of surgery at Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

He is the author of more than 160 publications in major urological journals and nearly 30 book chapters; he has edited four urological textbooks and has written books for the lay public, The Complete Prostate Book and Overcoming Impotence.

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