Warren R. (Chip) Fagadau, M.D., a prominent physician and civic leader of Dallas, TX, was inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at its meeting on February 13, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, stated, "Dr. Fagadau's extensive expertise in Jewish communal and professional leadership and his strong commitment to the Reform Movement and Jewish continuity will enrich the Board's fulfillment of our sacred mission: preparing the next generations of innovative and learned leaders for the Jewish and larger world."
Fagadau received his B.A. in History from Yale University (1974) and medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School (UTHSCD) (1978), with post-doctoral training through his internship in Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center; residency in Ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine; and fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is Clinical Assistant Professor at UTHSCD/Southwestern Medical School and has hospital appointments at Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas; Mary Shiels Hospital; Park Central Surgery Center; Zale-Lipshy University Hospital at Southwestern Medical School; and Parkland Hospital. He has served as Health Policy Advisor to Cong. Richard Gephardt, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Tom Daschle, and the Democratic Leadership Council.
Among his civic leadership roles, he has served as President of Reading and Radio Resource (Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic); a Director of Texas Lyceum and onits Editorial Staff and Executive Committee; a member of the Dallas Assembly; and a Policy Advisory Board member of the Council for a Secure America.
A prominent member of the Dallas Jewish community, Fagadau has served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and Temple Emanuel.
He and his wife, Evelyn Joy Schaier, are the parents of two daughters, Lauren and Alissa.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu