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Investiture of Bradley F. Schwartz, DO, FACS

SIU School of Medicine and Springfield Memorial Foundation are pleased to announce the Investiture of Bradley F. Schwartz, DO, FACS as the inaugural holder of The Frank and Linda Vala Endowed Chair in Urology.

The endowment will allow current and subsequent urology division chiefs to support research in this critical discipline. Join us as we honor the inaugural holder, Dr. Schwartz. 

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