Texas Children's Hospital establishes endowed chair in honor of pioneer radiologist Dr. Edward Singleton


HOUSTON- (Nov. 5, 2011) - The Texas Children's Hospital Board of Trustees hasrecognized a physician's legacy and devotion of nearly 60 years to pediatricradiology by establishing the Edward B. Singleton, M.D., Chair in PediatricRadiology at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. George Bisset III, current chief ofpediatric radiology at Texas Children's, is the inaugural recipient of theendowed chair and looks to use the endowment to further research and gainimportant resources in the field of pediatric radiology.Dr.Singleton was the first physician named to the medical staff of TexasChildren's Hospital in 1953. He served as chief from the radiology department'sinception in 1953 through 1995 and currently serves as chief emeritus. Inmemory of his son, Edward Newton Singleton, Dr. Singleton recently contributed$25,000 to the endowment which now totals $2,025,000.

"Dr. Singleton has been one of the most respected and admired leaders inpediatric radiology for more than 55 years, and Texas Children's Hospital istruly fortunate to have benefited from his continued commitment to our patientsand their families," said Bisset. "This endowed chair is in honor of Dr.Singleton's legacy of excellence in the field of pediatric radiology, as wellas his devotion to the pursuit of excellence in patient care, education andresearch."

Recognized for his unwavering pursuit of excellence in pediatric radiology,Singleton has garnered many notable awards in honor of his outstanding serviceand pioneering work in pediatric radiology, his dedication to excellence inadvancing the science of radiology and his love of teaching and mentoring.

Using the most up-to-date, technological imaging advances, more than 180,000procedures are performed annually at Texas Children's, making it one of the largestdedicated pediatric radiology centers in the country.

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Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.