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The Reza Khatib, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Neurosurgery

School of Medicine

Established in 2024 by Reza Khatib, M.D.

Dr. Khatib and late wife Georgianna Khatib
Dr. Khatib and his late wife Georgianna Khatib

A retired neurosurgeon, Dr. REZA KHATIB was inspired to support advancements in the neurosciences after witnessing others suffering from a particularly devastating type of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In addition to his contributions as a physician-scientist, Dr. Khatib has dedicated his life to philanthropic efforts that push the boundaries of excellence in the neurosciences through his support of not only Johns Hopkins Medicine, but also other medical institutions in the US as well as internationally.

Dr. Khatib’s transformational philanthropic partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Medicine includes the Reza Khatib, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Neurosurgery, the Reza Khatib, M.D. Endowed International Fellowship, and the Reza Khatib, M.D. Brain Tumor Research Center in the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, which he will support in perpetuity through his foundation.

Held by Jon Weingart

JON WEINGART, M.D., is the inaugural Reza Khatib, M.D. Professor in Neurosurgery. After completing his residency training in Neurological Surgery and also a Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Weingart joined the neurosurgery faculty in 1995. He is now Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Vice­Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Chief of the Neuro­Oncology Division, and Director of the Neurosurgical Operating Room. Dr. Weingart has been a steadfast leader, educator, and mentor within the department. He is a highly accomplished and skilled neurosurgeon and has one of the most productive clinical practices within the department of neurosurgery. He is widely recognized as both a gifted surgeon and compassionate provider.