Plaza named in honor of Seldin

UT Southwestern recently announced that the main South Campus plaza has been named the Dr. Donald Seldin Plaza, in honor of Donald Seldin, M.D., UT Southwestern Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Internal Medicine, UT System Professor of Internal Medicine, and the William Buchanan Chair in Internal Medicine.

The plaza will be renovated to correct structural deficiencies, improve pedestrian safety, and provide a more direct handicapped-accessible route to the South Campus.

The Dr. Donald Seldin Plaza is located between the faculty and staff parking garages and the Visitor Information Center. The new plaza walkway will have ramps and steps for pedestrians. New trees, shrubs, and ground cover will be installed, along with concrete retaining walls and handrails to create steps. 

Full coverage of Dr. Seldin’s notable career and plaza plans will be in the June/July issue of Center Times.

Dr. Donald Seldin and Dr. Ellen Taylor-Seldin
Dr. Seldin and his wife, Dr. Ellen Taylor-Seldin, admire the artist renderings of the plaza that will honor Dr. Seldin’s accomplishments during a reception following the groundbreaking ceremony.
Rendering of the Dr. Donald Seldin Plaza
Rendering of the Donald Seldin Plaza, which will be constructed on the South Campus. 
Drs. Donald Seldin and Helen Hobbs
Drs. Donald Seldin and Helen Hobbs visit during the groundbreaking ceremony.

Drs. Seldin and Daniel K. Podolsky
Dr. Podolsky thanks Dr. Seldin, often considered “the intellectual father of UT Southwestern Medical School” for his contributions to UT Southwestern for more than 50 years.
Drs. Eugene Frenkel, Donald Seldin, and Joseph Goldstein
(l-r) Drs. Eugene Frenkel, Donald Seldin, and Joseph Goldstein attended the ceremony.