Dr. Zorumski joined the department as chief resident and instructor in 1982 after completing his residency at Washington University. He became an assistant professor in 1984 and a professor in 1993. He worked for several years in the laboratory of Dr. Gerald Fischbach studying the physiology of excitatory amino acids. In 1992, he was appointed the Associate Vice Chair for Research. In 1997, he became Head of the Department. He was installed as the first Samuel B. Guze Professor in 1998. For a list of all endowed professors, click here.