Established in 1962 by Lammot du Pont Copeland

Image Credit: Willard Stewart Inc. LAMMOT DU PONT COPELAND of Wilmington, Delaware, was the last du Pont to head his family's firm, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Keenly interested in supporting research concerning reproductive biology and world population growth, he established a trust, in 1958, to benefit the Johns Hopkins Department of Biology. In addition to providing for that trust and the Andelot Professorship, Mr. Copeland was also a generous contributor to the John Eager Howard Chair in Endocrinology. Mr. Copeland was a patient of Hopkins otolaryngologist John Bordley, the first holder of this chair.


DAVID W. EISELE, MD, FACS, is the Andelot Professor of Laryngology and Otology. He directs the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and is a professor of oncology.

Dr. Eisele came to Johns Hopkins after serving as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where he held the Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer, and directed the Head and Neck Oncology Program at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Eisele was previously at Johns Hopkins from 1988 to 2001. He is past president of the American Head and Neck Society, a member of the NCCN Head and Neck Cancer Panel, co-chair of the NCI Task Force on Rare Tumors, and is a director of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Eisele specializes in surgery for malignant and benign tumors of the head and neck, with special interest in salivary gland neoplasms and disorders, including sialendoscopy and other minimally invasive approaches, oral cavity cancers, and oropharyngeal cancers.