Jason Calhoun, MD
Frank J. Kloenne Chair in Orthopedic Surgery
Jason Calhoun, MD, FACS, is chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. Calhoun’s clinical and research interests include ankle and foot surgery, bone and joint infections, biomechanics and musculoskeletal deformities. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council on Research & Scientific Affairs, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Namesake: Jacqueline Kloenne Klein established the chair in 1997 in memory of her late husband, Frank Kloenne. Jackie was raised in Detroit and then Marietta, Ohio, where her father worked for Zimmer, Inc. Her husband Frank also worked for Zimmer and eventually took over her father’s sales district. The couple lived near Cincinnati and later in Dublin, where Frank died in 1979 at age 54 from a brain tumor. Jacqueline Kloenne Klein died in 1998 in Ann Arbor.
| Maura Gillison, MD, PhD
Jeg Coughlin Chair in Cancer Research
Maura Gillison, MD, PhD, is a member of the Cancer Control and Viral Oncology
programs at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. A leading human papillomavirus (HPV) expert, she researches the role HPV plays in the development of head and neck cancers. Gillison is building a program on the connection between infections and cancers.
Namesake: Jeg Coughlin Sr. competed in drag racing for more than 30 years, from the 1960s through the 1980s. He is one of only a handful of drivers to participate in three professional classes: Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock. In 1960, Coughlin established JEGS Automotive Inc. in Columbus, one of the world’s largest aftermarket performance parts suppliers to auto enthusiasts. In 2003, the Coughlin family created The JEGS Foundation’s “Racing for Cancer Research” program, which advances cancer research and builds awareness; Coughlin is a bladder cancer survivor.
Theodoros Teknos, MD
David E. Schuller, MD, and Carole Schuller Chair in Otolaryngology
Theodoros Teknos, MD, is director of the Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology. Teknos’ research interests include angiogenesis, refinements in micro-vascular reconstructive surgery, development of novel therapeutics for disease treatment, identification of serum and tissue tumor markers and overcoming chemo-resistance. Teknos, also a professor of Otolaryngology, serves on the editorial boards of ORL and Oral Oncology and has published more than 130 research abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Namesake: The chair is a gift from Richard Solove in honor of Dr. David Schuller and his wife Carole. Solove, a 1948 OSU graduate in Pharmacy, was a driving force behind The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. David Schuller, MD, CEO emeritus of The James and director emeritus of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, is vice president for Medical Center Expansion and Outreach at Ohio State. Carole graduated from Ohio State and is involved with a number of charitable organizations in central Ohio.