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Help Create an Endowed Spine Chair at UCSD

SDSF and Behrooz Akbarnia are pleased to announce the partnership with University of California, San Diego towards the goal of raising funds to establish the Behrooz A. Akbarnia and Nasrin Owsia Akbarnia Endowed Spine Chair in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. This is the first ever endowed chair for this Department at UCSD. Dr. Akbarnia is extremely honored to have this Endowed Chair in his name, with a focus on building bridges between UCSD and the San Diego Spine Community, as well as to promote research and education.

SDSF is a proud contributor to this effort and along with the UCSD Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, industry and private supporters, we are almost to the finish line! With a deadline of June 30, 2019 fast approaching, we have raised nearly all of the 2 million dollars required to establish this chair and the goal is within our reach! Any contribution is appreciated to raise the remaining funds. Your support will greatly help to improve the quality of life of patients with spinal disorders.



How Can You Help?

To donate now to this important project, please visit University of San Diego's website:

chairheart.pngDonate to Support the Akbarnia UCSD Endowed Chair

If you would prefer to discuss your support in person, you may also contact

Nicholas Knote-Macias
Associate Director of Development
Health Sciences Advancement
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0937 | La Jolla, CA 92093-0937
(858) 246-1221 (Office)