A Texas Tech anesthesiologist will receive an endowment next week.

Dr. John Wasnick, chairman of the Texas Tech Department of Anesthesiology, will receive the Steven L. Berk, M.D. Endowed Chair in Medical Excellence from UMC Health System.

Dr. Wasnick has been with the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center for two years, and leads the school’s anesthesia residency program while maintaining an active cardiac anesthesia practice.

Dr. Steven L. Berk is the dean of the School of Medicine, and executive vice president and provost of the TTUHSC.

“UMC is a better hospital because of the services of Dr. Wasnick,” said Dr. Mike Ragain, UMC chief medical officer and senior vice president. “This endowment will strengthen the anesthesia department and its residency program.”

Wasnick will be presented with the endowment at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon at the UMC McInturff Conference Center.