A rich tradition of philanthropy between Ohio State and the Columbus community continues to propel new opportunities for our physicians and scientists to accelerate innovation and discovery. Here, you will join a thriving environment of giving and a team that is committed to creating a lasting impact on our patients and community.

Giving at Work in Cardiac Surgery

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The Gerard S. Kakos MD and Thomas E. Williams, Jr., MD, PhD, Professorship

The Gerard S. Kakos MD and Thomas E. Williams, Jr., MD, PhD, Professorship in Cardiac Surgery was established in 2012 with gifts from Gerard Kakos, MD of Columbus, Ohio and gifts given in honor of Thomas E. Williams, MD. The generous $1 million gift enables the Division of Cardiac Surgery to attract outstanding leadership and recognize the scientific achievement and prominence of a renowned expert in cardiac surgery. Dr. Kakos (’67), Faculty Emeritus, spent 35 years as a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Williams (’63), clinical associate professor of Surgery, has spent 41 years at Ohio State.

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