Dr. Fred G. Silva II filled the Lloyd E. Rader Endowed Chair in Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center when he returned to Oklahoma City in January 1989.
Since then, the Department of Pathology has recruited seven faculty members, increased the number of residents and fellows from four to 13 and increased extramural research funding 400 percent.
The quality of teaching also has increased 400 percent, said Silva. All four people nominated for the Aesculapian Award for excellence in teaching by the sophomore class were from the Department of Pathology. Six of the people in the …