Ferkol named Hartmann Professor of Pediatrics
Thomas Ferkol, MD, secretary-treasurer of the ATS, has been named the first Alexis Hartmann, MD, Professor in Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Thomas Ferkol, MD
“Tom Ferkol is an extraordinary quadruple-threat pediatric physician-scientist,” said Alan L. Schwartz, PhD, MD, head of the Department of Pediatrics, who announced the appointment. “He is a superior clinician, a talented clinical and translational investigator in cystic fibrosis and related disorders, a wonderful and engaging teacher/educator and a deft administrator and leader. It was our enormously great fortune to have Tom join us at Washington University School of Medicine and lead our Cystic Fibrosis Center. He is a gem of a colleague, as well.”
“I was surprised to be given this honor,” Ferkol said. “Dr. Hartmann was a pioneer in academic pediatrics, dedicating his career to scientific discovery, clinical care and education. Knowing what he meant to our field, it is truly humbling to receive this professorship in his name.”