Arthur Samberg, the former chairman and CEO of Pequot Capital Management, Inc., managed hedge funds on Wall Street for more than 20 years. Passionate about supporting the community philanthropically, Art Samberg and his wife Rebecca made a generous donation of $25 million to establish a scholars program at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
The endowments will enable the hospital to better serve its patients by recruiting and retaining some of the most brilliant minds in the field of pediatric medicine and by allocating more money to clinical research. The donation initially funded 10 endowed positions for physicians at the hospital. Over a period of five years, Mr. Samberg’s donation will draw up to 40 pediatric scholars to the hospital.
Only pediatricians or pediatric subspecialists who have a track record of excellence in patient care, community involvement, and teaching are considered for the Samberg Scholar appointment. Some of the inaugural 10 scholars included Drs. Jocelyn Brown (general pediatrics), Pasquale Casale (urology), Lisa Imundo (rheumatology), and Heakyung Kim (rehabilitation medicine).