Dr. Donald E. and Rosemary V. Fry Endowed Fund for Surgery

The Dr. Donald E. and Mrs. Rosemary V. Fry Endowed Fund for Surgery was created to both recruit and retain the brightest and most talented surgeons and leaders for UNM’s Department of Surgery. This fund was created to honor Dr. Donald E. Fry, a nationally recognized expert in surgical infections, and his wife, Rosemary, who was a nurse at UNM Hospital and was part of the fabric of both the Department of Surgery and the hospital. Dr. Fry served as the Department of Surgery’s fourth chairman. During his 17-year tenure, the department grew from 20 to more than 50 faculty members, developed numerous new clinical and educational programs, and engaged surgeons throughout New Mexico. His leadership and support of fellows in surgical critical care, minimally invasive surgery and trauma surgery as well as residents in general surgery, otolaryngology, urology, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and ophthalmology helped UNM surgery gain regional and national recognition for excellence in clinical care, surgical education and research.

Your gift will not only honor Dr. Fry it will also support the advancement of the department of surgery.