J. Samuel Bumgardner Professor of Otolaryngologic Surgery

School of Medicine

Established November 1998

This professorship was established through the estate of J. Samuel Bumgardner, Louisville's first otolaryngologist. Bumgardner received his medical degree from U of L in 1928.

The otolaryngology professor is charged with leading research in oncological and environmental health related to cancers of the head and neck. This is one of three U of L medical chairs or professorships established through Bumgardner's generosity and Kentucky's Research Challenge Trust Fund.