St. Paul Medical Foundation

St. Paul Medical Foundation is dedicated to advancing excellent and innovative patient care at UT Southwestern University Hospitals through philanthropy, and promoting the role of faith and religion in medicine.

For more than a decade, the Foundation has been providing financial support and generating awareness on behalf of the Medical Center's Heart, Lung, and Vascular Programs, which are internationally recognized for excellent patient outcomes. In 2012 the Foundation’s Board of Directors voted to broaden its focus on Vascular Programs to encompass UT Southwestern’s Cerebrovascular Program, which recently was awarded a coveted distinction: Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center certification for UT Southwestern University Hospital. 

Special Events

Legends 2014 presented by IBERIABANK features Kenny Loggins

On Saturday evening, September 20, 2014, St. Paul Medical Foundation will host its signature fundraiser, the annual Legends Gala, to raise awareness of and support for UT Southwestern’s Heart, Lung, Vascular, and Cerebrovascular Research Programs. This fabulous evening at the Fairmont Hotel will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and private concert by Kenny Loggins.

Kenny Loggins

Mr. Loggins’ remarkable four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. He’s had smash hits (“Danny’s Song,” “Nobody’s Fool,” “I’m Alright,” “Footloose,” and “Danger Zone” from Top Gun) on Hollywood’s favorite soundtracks. He has rocked worldwide stages and found his way into children’s hearts while bringing his soulful, beautiful voice to platinum albums all over the world.  
You won't want to miss this outstanding event. Reserve your seating today by completing the sponsorship form or calling the Foundation for more information at 214-645-1000.

Next in the Friends of Heart, Lung, and Vascular Programs Speaker Series: Oct. 15, 2014

Our next Friends Seminar features Kemp Kernstine, M.D., Ph.D., describing his groundbreaking work in robotic chest surgery and the frontiers being explored today in this exciting field.

Kemp Kernstine, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kernstine, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UT Southwestern, is considered a pioneer in robotic surgery, having been the first surgeon to perform several robotic chest procedures. He focuses on the surgical management of a wide spectrum of diseases of the chest and is now one of the nation’s highest-volume robotic thoracic surgeons. Holder of the Robert Tucker Hayes Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Kernstine has lectured worldwide on robotic techniques. Among his many honors is being named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly every year since 2008.

Dr. Kernstine earned his M.D. from Duke University Medical School in 1982, and Ph.D. in surgery from the University of Minnesota. He also did a residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a fellowship at West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts.
Please call 214-645-1000 for more information.

2014 Transplant Tee

Creating a special time for transplant patients and their doctors away from the hospital was the vision of Brian Baldwin, M.D., some 20 years ago. What started as a golf outing has evolved into a much-anticipated event that raises significant funds for UT Southwestern University Hospitals’ heart and lung patients and programs.

St. Paul Transplant Tee

This year the event was held in the memory of Patricia “Pat” Kaiser, R.N., a St. Paul nurse of extraordinary dedication for more than 41 years. She helped organize the first Transplant Tee with Dr. Baldwin and continued to assist with the next 18 events until her passing last year. Pat is missed by a remarkably wide circle of family, friends, and colleagues who will always remember her nurturing spirit.
A special thanks to all who helped make the 2014 Transplant Tee held at Northwood Club on April 14 a resounding success, raising more than $100,000 for heart and lung patients and programs. Every golfer, sponsor, and donor contributes to this work by supporting the Transplant Tee and helps UT Southwestern continue its excellence in heart and lung medicine. See sponsors and contributors

Transplant Tee 2014
2014 Transplant Tee

Foundation Chairman Presents Check

Check presentation
St. Paul Medical Foundation Board Chair Rick O’Brien, left, presented a $300,000 check to Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern Medical Center. This is the first payment toward a total commitment of $500,000 for the St. Paul Medical Foundation Heart, Lung, and Vascular Therapy Gym in William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, scheduled to open in November 2014.