Cleveland Clinic Florida receives $6M commitment to advance orthopedic surgery: 5 insights

Mackenzie Garrity -   Print  |

Charlottesville, Va., couple Amy and David Krohn committed $6 million to Weston-based Cleveland Clinic Florida to further orthopedic surgery research and innovation, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Here are five insights:

1. The Krohns plan to dispense the $6 million commitment over their lifetimes. The first $2 million was donated recently to establish the Amy and David Krohn Family Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Outcomes.

2. The initial $2 million donation will go toward research and the Orthopaadic & Rheumatologic Center. Center director Carlos Higuera-Rueda, MD, will be the first researcher to hold the newly endowed chair.

3. Dr. Higuera-Rueda will pursue his research in preventing postsurgical infections and eradicating injections without removing implants.

4. Mr. and Mrs. Krohns made the first $400,000 installment of the $2 million. They will contribute $200,000 annually until $2 million is amassed. Endowed chairs at Cleveland Clinic have a minimum $2 million commitment.

5. After their death, Mr. and Mrs. Krohns will donate the remaining $4 million.

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