Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Foundation Announces Charles B. Brendler, M.D., as the Ronald L. Chez Family and Richard Melman Family Chair of Prostate Cancer
6/3/2008– An investiture ceremony was held April 23 for Charles B. Brendler, M.D., Director of the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (ENH) Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center. An endowed chair is the highest academic honor in medicine. The chair was created through the philanthropic support of the Ronald Chez and Richard Melman families in recognition of ENH’s excellence in prostate cancer treatment and research, and Dr. Brendler’s outstanding contributions to patient care and medical research in this field.
Dr. Charles B. Brendler, of Chicago, was invested with the Ronald L. Chez Family and Richard Melman Family Chair of Prostate Cancer. He joined Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in October 2006 as Vice Chairman for Academics and Development in the Department of Surgery. He also is Director of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare's Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center and a Professor of Urology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. A urologist, Dr. Brendler is internationally recognized for his expertise in the surgical treatment of prostate cancer, having performed more than 2000 nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy operations, and he is also recognized for his research in prostate cancer. Dr. Brendler served for 13 years as Professor and Chief of Urology at The University of Chicago, and previously for another 13 years as a faculty member in the Department of Urology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from The University of Virginia.
“The purpose of these endowed chairs is to recognize and offer much-deserved attention to the outstanding work of leading physicians and scientists at ENH,” said Colleen D. Mitchell, ENH Foundation President. “Dr. Brendler is a leader in his field, and being named to an endowed chair informs others of the tremendous advancements he is making. Endowed chairs also underscore the importance of excellence and leadership in medicine taking place at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare.”