Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology
The Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology is named for Dr. John Bingham.
Dr. John Bingham contributed $1,000,000 towards this endowment, with an equal amount contributed by the Department of Internal Medicine Physician Faculty. Smaller donations were received from a number of other private donors as a result of fund raising efforts by the Director of Development and Alumni Affairs.
Dr. Bingham is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine (194). From 1940-1945, Dr. Bingham served as a naval surgeon, first in a Canadian destroyer attached to the British Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic and later was stationed in Halifax.
He completed his Internal medicine training at the University of Toronto followed by specialty training in Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Boston. He returned to Canada where he practiced Gastroenterology at the Toronto Western Hospital. He held an Academic rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. The role is currently held by:
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