About the Professorship
How do you honor someone who has dedicated his life’s work to helping others live longer, healthier lives, and inspiring others to do the same?
Edward Bove, M.D. knew he wanted to help kids with congenital heart disease when he witnessed the miracle of cardiac surgery as a medical student, seeing a “blue baby” change to pink after a procedure that saved its life. This was a defining moment that not only changed the course of his life, but thousands of others who have been his mentors, colleagues, students and patients ever since.
Dr. Bove’s passion and compassion to serve children have infused every aspect of his career as one of the world’s leading pediatric cardiac surgeons. At the beginning of Dr. Bove’s career, children born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome had little or no hope of survival. Now, because of his focus and determination to improve the technique to rebuild these babies’ hearts, Dr. Bove and his team perform more than 900 procedures to repair HLHS and other congenital heart defects every year with a 95 percent survival rate.
The Edward L. Bove, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Surgery will ensure that the legacy of Dr. Bove will continue to have a lasting impact by supporting research in cardiac surgery, recruiting the best talent to the University of Michigan, and most importantly, allow kids with heart conditions to live longer and grow up to have families of their own. All of the funds generated by this endowment will support the Congenital Heart Program at the University of Michigan.
Please contact our Development Office at (734) 615-3657 or boveprofessorship@med.