Chairs

The Dr. Arthur Steindler Chair in Orthopedic Surgery

Joseph A. Buckwalter IV, MS, MD

The Dr. Arthur Steindler Chair in Orthopedic Surgery fund was established in 1984 as the Arthur Steindler Fund to support a lectureship presented every other year at the combined meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. However, the fund was changed to an endowed chair in 2002 after several alumni and donors made contributions in honor of Dr. Steindler’s history within the department.  The fund was established to provide support to a faculty member in the Department of Orthopedics and to support the Steindler Lecture.

Dr. Arthur Steindler was the founding professor of Orthopedics at the University of Iowa.  In 1913, the president of the University of Iowa, John Bowman, appointed Dr. Steindler as Instructor in Orthopedics at the age of 35.  He directed its growth for more than a third of a century, making the University of Iowa an international center for orthopedic research, teaching and clinical care.

Dr. Joseph Buckwalter currently holds the Dr. Arthur Steindler Chair in Orthopedic Surgery.


Carroll B. Larson Chair

J. Lawrence Marsh, MD

The Carroll B. Larson Chair was established in 1978 to support a faculty member who shares Dr. Larson’s dedication to excellence in orthopedic education, clinical practice, research, administration, and leadership. The Larson family expressed particular interests in using funds to support a chair in the department or worthy research projects for which other funds are not available.  Then in 2000, the professorship was converted to an endowed chair due to the generous donations from alumni and friends.

Dr. Carroll B. Larson was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and received his B.S. and M.D., from the University of Iowa.  He received his orthopedic education at Harvard University and returned to Iowa in 1950 to become the second chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Larson was a leader in the care of patients with back pain and diseases of the hip.  He served as chairman until 1972.  Under his leadership, the department developed an outstanding faculty in multiple specialty areas.

Previous faculty who held the Carroll B. Larson Chair:  Dr. Reginald Cooper 1983-2008

Dr. J Lawrence Marsh currently holds the Carroll B. Larson Chair. 


Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair in Orthopedics

Stuart L. Weinstein, MD

The Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair in Orthopedics was established in 1983 as the Ponseti Professorship and change to Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair in Orthopedics in 2000.  This chair supports the faculty member who shares Dr. Ponseti’s enthusiasm and dedication to the advancement of pediatric orthopedics and the care of pediatric patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Ponseti came to Iowa City, Iowa in 1941 and has been a faculty member of the department until 2009 when he passed away.  Dr. Ponseti conducted a number of important basic biologic studies of connective tissue and then critical clinical studies of developmental and congenital deformities such as clubfoot, scoliosis, and developmental dysplasia of the hip. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the safe and effective treatment of children with clubfeet called the Ponseti Method.

Dr. Stuart Weinstein holds the Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair in Orthopedics.


John and Kim brian wolf ui sports medicine physicianCallaghan Chair in Sports Medicine

Brian R. Wolf, MD, MS

John and Kim Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine was established in 2007 to support a tenured faculty member who has a distinguished program in orthopedics with special expertise in sports medicine who has earned national and/or internal recognition for their academic contributions in the field of sports medicine.

Dr. John Callaghan is a professor in the University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering, who holds the distinguished Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair for Hip Reconstruction and Research.  He is a world-renowned joint reconstruction surgeon and researcher who has published landmark studies on hip reconstruction and long-term outcomes.

Previous faculty who held the John and Kim Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine: Dr. Annunziato Amendola 2007-2015

Dr. Brian Wolf currently holds the John and Kim Callaghan Chair in Sports Medicine.


Dr. Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair in Adult Reconstructive Surgery

The Dr. Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair in Adult Reconstruction Surgery was established in 2000 that honors Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr and supports the academic activities of the faculty member dedicated to advancing the care and treatment of diseases, improve education for practicing physicians as well as residents and medical students.  The internationally recognized chair holder will be a superb scientist and clinical investigator. 

Dr. Lawrence Dorr grew up in Iowa and completed his M.S. in Pharmacology and M.D. both at the University of Iowa.   He is thankful for his upbringing in Iowa, the “Iowa values” ingrained in him and the opportunity to contribute to the research endeavor of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Iowa.  His legacy will be founded on being a graduate of the University of Iowa, School of Medicine.

Previous faculty who held the Dr. Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair in Adult Reconstructive Surgery:  Dr. John Callaghan 2000-2017.

Currently, no faculty holds this chair.


Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz Chair

Jose A. Morcuende, MD, PhD

The Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz Chair was established in 2008 by Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz.  The fund is to support an endowed faculty and scholar in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation who has a distinguished program in musculoskeletal research and muscle physiology. 

Marvin earned his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1952 and received a Doctor of Humane Letter from the University of Iowa in 2007.  Dr. Ponseti provided excellent care and treatment to Marvin and Rose Lee great grandson, which inspired the support of research in Dr. Ponseti’s area of research and work.

Dr. Jose Morcuende currently holds the Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz Chair.


Dr. Paul F. Siman Chair of Orthopedics

The Dr. Paul F. Siman Chair of Orthopedics was established in 2001 by Vera Patrica Siman-Creebo in honor of her late husband. The fund supports a faculty member who is committed to Dr. Siman’s vision of providing outstanding patient care and advancing the specialty of Orthopedics.

Dr. Paul F. Siman grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and attended medical school at the University of Arkansas.  He completed his fellowship under the direction of Dr. Arthur Steindler at the University of Iowa.  In 1939, he moved to San Diego, California where he established one of the first practices of orthopedic surgery. 

Currently, no faculty holds this chair.


Richard and Jan Johnston Chair in Orthopedic Biomechanics

Richard and Jan Johnston Chair in Orthopedic Biomechanics was established in 1977 by Richard and Jan Johnston.  The fund will be used specifically to support the work of the Johnston Chair and the scientific activities of the Biomechanics Laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics.

Dr. Richard Johnston was born and raised in Iowa and received his M.D. and Orthopedic training from the University of Iowa.   In the late 1960’s, Dr. Johnston initiated the study of the mechanics of the lower extremity in the Biomechanics Laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics.  Then in 1978, Dr. Johnston invented the "Iowa Total Hip," a revolutionary prosthetic hip joint that has made Iowa a synonym for biomedical excellence and innovation among orthopedic surgeons around the world.

He is internationally recognized as an expert in hip reconstructive surgery.

Thomas Brown, Ph.D. held the chair in Orthopedic Biomechanics from 1983 until he retired in 2014.

Currently, no faculty member holds this chair.


Tyrone D. Artz, M.D. Chair in Orthopedics

The Tyrone D. Artz, M.D. Chair in Orthopedics was established in 2014 by Dr. Tyrone and Kaelene Artz of Wichita, Kansas.  The fund supports a faculty member who has a distinguished clinical and research effort in pediatric and adolescent hip disorders.

Dr. Artz received his M.D.  from The University of Iowa in 1967.  He opened a private orthopedic practice in 1978 in Wichita, Kansas and practiced in the Wichita area for most of his career.

Currently, no faculty holds this chair.