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Your philanthropic support can help the KU Department of Plastic Surgery stay at the forefront of education, research and patient care. Your tax-deductible gift will help:

  • Expand educational opportunities by hiring an endowed professor for the Ted Lockwood, M.D., Professorship in Plastic Surgery (below)
  • Provide breast reconstruction surgery to under- or uninsured women with breast cancer
  • Fund burn research to reduce pain and save lives

Any amount, large or small, will make a difference!

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Ted Lockwood, M.D., Professorship in Plastic Surgery

Ted LockwoodTed Lockwood, M.D., was an iconic figure among plastic surgeons. A Kansas City native son and University of Kansas School of Medicine alumnus, he set new standards in plastic surgery techniques to improve the quality of care for patients in Kansas City and across the nation. Throughout his career, Dr. Lockwood shared his best practices freely with plastic surgeons around the world. He was a prolific author, publishing numerous articles and chapters on aesthetic surgery. His inspirational career was cut short after a long battle with cancer. In 2005, Dr. Lockwood died in Kansas City at age 59.

As we embark upon a new era in plastic surgery at KU Medical Center under the leadership of Richard Korentager, M.D., the Department of Plastic Surgery with support from KU Endowment is creating the Ted Lockwood, M.D., Professorship in Plastic Surgery. This professorship will be used to recruit an outstanding innovator in the field of academic medicine who is devoted to research, education and care in plastic surgery. A $250,000 gift has already been given to challenge others — those who knew and respected Ted Lockwood and the legacy he left to the discipline of plastic surgery — to contribute as well.

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Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
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For more information about giving to the KU Department of Plastic Surgery, contact:

Stephanie Grinage
KU Endowment