UC San Diego Health Receives $2 Million for Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Surgery

UC San Diego Health has received $2 million from Iris and Matthew Strauss – longtime supporters of cancer research and patient care at Moores Cancer Center – to create the Iris and Matthew Strauss Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Surgery.

Uc San Diego Health Scaled E1624465884996Dr. Joseph A. Califano, III, professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine, has been appointed inaugural chair.

Califano is currently the director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center and physician-in-chief at Moores Cancer Center.