Following is a message from Dr. Howard Chansky announcing the new Rick and Anne Matsen Professorship for Shouder Research. Congratulations to Dr. Hsu and Dr. Matsen.
It is my great pleasure to announce the new Rick and Anne Matsen Honorary Professorship for Shoulder Research. A grateful patient of Dr. Matsen’s funded this professorship in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Matsen. As we all know, Dr. Matsen is one of the world’s foremost surgeons and pioneers of modern shoulder surgery and Rick would be the first to tell anyone that he could not have achieved this without the support of his wife Anne.
The goal of this professorship is to support a member of the department who can best advance the field of shoulder care and surgery through innovative patient-centered research and secondarily to provide strategic support to the Department of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. The committee charged with selecting the first holder of this professorship has chosen Dr. Jason Hsu. The committee made their selection based on Dr. Hsu’s “growing international academic reputation, his outstanding surgical care, his thoughtful clinical and research mentorship, and his willing service, inspiring leadership and exemplary professionalism align(ed) directly with the intent of the donors.”
This wonderful gift and professorship will advance the goals of the department by helping to retain critical faculty such as Dr. Hsu and it will advance the field of shoulder surgery. Please join me in congratulating Jason Hsu and Rick and Anne Matsen.
Howard A. Chansky, MD
Professor & Chair
Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine