David Fox, MD Professorship in Rheumatology - Update

I am pleased to share with our esteemed alumni an update on the David Fox, MD Professorship in Rheumatology campaign launched by the Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Rheumatology last fall. As many of you know, this initiative was established to create an endowed professorship to recognize Dr. Fox's outstanding achievements in research, as chief of the Division of Rheumatology, passion and commitment to education, as well as for his dedication and patient care acumen. Learn more about Dr. Fox.

David A. Fox, MD
David A. Fox, MD

This endowment will enable a faculty member who holds this title to devote a portion of their time to impact the advancement of knowledge, improve patient care, and train the new generations of rheumatologists, a tradition that Dr. Fox has exemplified in roles as a leader, clinician, and teacher. Last fall, Dr. Fox stepped down as Division Chief of Rheumatology after 28 years, however, he continues to serve with a generosity of spirit as a teacher, healer, and friend. We have all been impacted by Dr. Fox.

Close to $250,000 has been raised through the generosity of many patients, alumni, faculty, family, friends, and the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Fox endorses the importance of this professorship and is passionate about its purpose to honor and support the groundbreaking achievements its recipients will make — and to facilitate discovery that will change the outlook for our patients.

As the year end approaches and you think about your charitable giving, I hope you will consider making a gift or add to your previous gift to benefit the David Fox, MD Professorship in Rheumatology.

As a former fellow myself, I hope you share in my enthusiasm to honor Dr. Fox and support the field of medicine he so loves. To partner with us or learn more, please contact my development colleague, Lori Hirshman at 734-763-6080 or email at [email protected]. You can also make a gift online by visiting the David Fox, MD Professorship in Rheumatology giving page.


Raymond Yung, MB, ChB
Interim Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Internal Medicine