John Meara has been named the inaugural incumbent of the Kletjian Professorship in Global Surgery at Harvard Medical School, among the first global surgery professorships to be established at an academic institution.

The professorship is funded by a $4 million gift from the Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Foundation.

“John Meara is a leader in the field of global surgery and an outstanding member of our faculty,” said Jeffrey S. Flier, HMS dean. “We are grateful for the generosity of Carmella Kletjian and the Kletjian Foundation for creating this professorship, which honors John and which will help establish and expand an academic foundation for global surgery. I am delighted that they chose to do this at HMS.”

 

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