Dr. Babu Welch, M.D. '97, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and of Radiology at UT Southwestern, has been named the inaugural holder of the Duke Samson Chair in Neurological Surgery. The endowment honors Dr. Duke Samson for his extraordinary career as a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon and as Chair of that Department from 1985 to 2012. Dr. Welch was recruited to UT Southwestern as a Faculty member in 2006 and is the first African-American Neurosurgery faculty at that institution. He is an open and endovascular neurosurgeon.