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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Alumni Association College of Medicine

The Alumni Fund

The Alumni Fund of the Alumni Association for the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate has been fortunate to receive donations from many of our alumni to support scholarships, research, and support for our medical students.

For more information on donating to one of our scholarship, research, or support funds, or creating your own fund ($10,000 minimum donation), please contact the alumni office via telephone at 718-270-2075, via email at alumni@downstate.edu or in writing us at:

Alumni Association – College of Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, MSC 1204
450 Clarkson Avenue, Room BSB 1-6
Brooklyn, New York 11203

In addition to this list of current scholarship funds, each graduating Class automatically has a fund established in their name. These Class Funds are not listed, but some of them provide significant annual scholarships. (updated January 2016)

  • 1,000,000 Scholarship Fund
  • Aaron Family Fund
  • Abraham I. Needles, MD Memorial Fund
  • Alan R. Silverman, MD '71 Fund
  • Albert Oler, MD '59 and Sujin Sirivech Oler, MD Scholarship Fund
  • Alumni Achievement Celebration Fund
  • Alumni Emergency's Student Loan Fund
  • Alumni Scholarship Initiative Fund
  • AMA Medical Scholars Fund
  • Andrew Rizzo Kidney Disease Research Memorial Fund
  • Ann and John Decorato & Michael and Dolores Raia Fund
  • Anthosh Family Scholarship Fund
  • Arthur Joseph Lapovsky, MD '28 Fund
  • Arthur A. Ostrowitz Fund
  • The Arthur and Patricia Robin S. Award for Distinction in the Master of Public Health Program
  • Bandele A. Omokoku, MD '75 Scholarship Fund
  • Baraf Fund, MD '73
  • Barbara and William Rosenthal, MD '50 Fund
  • Benjamin Zohn, MD '25 David Zohn, MD '55 Scholarship Fund
  • Bennet Family Fund
  • Benson Memorial Fellowship
  • Bernadette and Norman J. Johnson, MD '45 Fund
  • Bernard Aaron, MD '69
  • Beverly & Ascher L. Mestel '52 Fund for General/Pediatric Surgery
  • Bonnie R. and Michael E. Lebowitz, MD '70 Scholarship Fund
  • Bruce P. Mindich, MD '72 Educational Endowment Fund
  • Cantigny Research Fund
  • Carl Silver, MD '58 Research Fellowship
  • C.A. Mastronardi FDN/N.J. Defelippo Class of '39 Scholarship Fund
  • Carroll and John Forrester Fund
  • Cecile and Seymour Alpert MD '43M Scholarship Fund
  • The Christopher Fund
  • Daniel Berkenblit, MD '55 Fund
  • Kochman Family Endowment
  • David A. Kliot, MD Fund
  • David A. Zohn MD '55 Medical Library Fund
  • David M. Klein, MD '75 Scholarship Fund in Memory of Viola Odenheimer
  • Declan Hurley Fund
  • Dora & Emanuel Baum and Yose and Batya Shiffeldrin Fund
  • Doris H. Milman Fund
  • Dr & Mrs. Robert F. Foote Memorial Fund
  • Dr Howard Feldman & Family Scholarship Fund
  • Dr Jerome & Bernice Kogan Fund
  • Dr. Henry & Jennie Beinfeld Student Aid Fund
  • Dr. Samuel Leo Memorial Fund
  • Drs. Scheindling Tokayer Fund
  • Victor M. Goldberg, MD '64
  • Dr. Howard Feldman and Family Scholarship
  • Dr. John J. Masterson Memorial Fund
  • Dr. Michael Kenney Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Dr. Theodore D. Cohn Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Tiffany V. Manning Memorial Fund
  • Drs. Flamenbaum and Zimmerman Fund
  • Drs. Gerald and Abby Greenberg Scholarship Fund
  • Edward Stein Tuition Scholarship
  • Efstratios Demetriou Adolescent Medicine/Pediatric Memorial Fund
  • Eli Friedman MD Scholarship Fund
  • Elsie and Isidor Berman Fund
  • Elvira M. Carota MD, '48 Scholarship Fund
  • Erika Schwartz, MD '75 Fund
  • Estelle I. Young, MD '71 Scholarship Fund
  • Fariborz Nobandegani, MD '90 Fund
  • Ferguson Family Fund
  • Florence Keller, MD '43 Fund
  • Frank Goetz Fund
  • Francis X. Balsamo Fund
  • Frank Moya, MD Medical Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • Gary Schneider Memorial Fund
  • General Scholarship Fund
  • George J. McMillan, MD '42 Memorial Fund
  • Gibbons-Masterson-Robinson Fund
  • Ginsberg Family Fund
  • Gordon Ross Henniger, Jr. MD Fund
  • Guillermo & Marie Aragon Award in Surgery Fund
  • HSCB Scholarship
  • Harold Cohn, MD '40 and Theodore Chohn, MD '31 Fund
  • Harold S. Parnes, MD Fund
  • Harry Z. Mellins, MD Scholarship Fund
  • Herbert C. Lichtman MD '45 Scholarship Fund
  • Hugh J. Carroll, MD Scholarship Fund
  • Ilana W. Zarafu, MD' 66 Memorial Fund
  • Irwin M. Murray Scholarship
  • Iris Polinger-Hyman MD PHD '75 & Harvey Hyman MD Fund
  • Irving Seideman Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Isaac F. Gittleman, MD Memorial Fund
  • Jack Choueka, MD '91 Research Fund
  • Janet Geraghty-Deutsch, MD '48 Fund
  • Joanna Hollenberg Sher, MD Medical Student Scholarship Fund
  • John Gardner, MD '28 Memorial Fund
  • John J Walsh MD '48 Fund (The John J. Walsh, MD Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Commitment to Improving the health of Individuals and Communities)
  • Jonathan Cohn, MD '76 and Jeanine Raisler Fund
  • Joseph A. Abbey, MD '35 Memorial Fund
  • Joseph J. Fontanetta, MD '47 Fund
  • Joseph McGinn Sr., MD Scholarship Fund
  • Joshua H. Weiner, MD International Health Fellowship Fund
  • The Kenneth H. Cohen, MD '81 Fund
  • Kevin Olden, MD '76 Fund
  • Kochman Family Fund
  • La Roche/Shames Fund
  • Leonard Glass, MD '58 Fund
  • Louis L. Cregler, MD '75 Scholarship Fund
  • Ludwig W. Eichna, MD '71 Research Fellowship Fund
  • The Madelyn and Frank N. Medici, MD '61 Fund
  • Martin C. Ushkow, MD '54 Fund
  • Maris Family Fund
  • Martin N. Malachowsky Memorial Fund
  • Medical Student Scholarship Fund
  • Medow Family Fund
  • Melvin Dillman, MD '33 Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Merck/Shames Scholarship Fund
  • Mestel Fund
  • Millennium Fund
  • Morton Schneider, MD '70 Family Fund
  • Mrs. Janet and Harold Moskowitz, MD '59 Radiology Educational Fund
  • Murray Jonas, MD '77 Fund
  • Nathan Spitzer, MD '25 Research Fund
  • Newton D. Warmington , MD '89 Scholarship Fund
  • Nicoll Family Fund
  • Olga & Emmanuel Lazzaro Scholarship Fund
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, MD Fund
  • Pfizer/Shames Fund
  • Randey Greenhouse MD '72 Fund
  • Reardon Family Fund
  • Richard D. Levere, MD '56 Research Fund
  • Richard J. Macchia, MD '94H Scholarship Fund
  • Roger M. Sachs, MD '68 and Mrs. Nancy Sachs Fund
  • Roy Milner Seideman, MD '36 Public Health Fund
  • Ruth Achs, MD Memorial Pediatric Fund
  • Ruth A. Singer, MD '68 Fund
  • Ruth L. Evans Memorial Fund
  • S. Alton Dallgaard, MD '33 Memorial Fund
  • Sam and Sylvia Wang Fund
  • Samuel Kavaler, MD '22 and Florence Kavaler, MD '59 Endowment Fund
  • Samuel Seibel, MD '57 Memorial Fund
  • Sheldon Katz, MD '53 Fund
  • Sonowski-Sorvino Family Fund
  • Special Projects Fund
  • Stanley J. Goldsmith, MD '62 Scholarship Fund
  • Stephen LeSauvage, MD '70 Fund
  • Tak W. Kwan, MD' 85 Scholarship Fund
  • The Dr. Harold A. Lyons Chest Medicine Fund (Nastro Pulmonary Fund?)
  • The Melvyn H. Novegrod, MD '67 Fund
  • Theodore Manes Cancer Research Memorial Fund
  • Theresa A. Cwierzyk and Sidney Gordon Fund
  • Thomas Carmyn DeCecio MD, FACCP, DIM Endowment Fund
  • UFCW/Robert B. Novicoff Scholarship Fund
  • Unnamed (Dr. Max Harry Weil, MD Trust)
  • Unnamed (Leonard L. Drey)
  • Unnamed (John and Anne Eliades)
  • Unnamed (Estate of Marvin L. Sussman, MD '55)
  • Valentin Yermakov, MD '96H Scholarship
  • Vincent J. Fontana, MD '47 Fund
  • Wallace S. Tirman, MD '37 Scholarship Fund
  • William T. Robinson, MD '79 Fund
  • Women Helping Women Scholarship Fund
  • William and Reynore Engel Scholarship Fund
  • Yale Rosen, MD Scholarship Fund

These funds are restricted for medical students who attend SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and cannot be applied to any other school or program outside of SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine. The Alumni Association does not invite outside applications for any of these funds. Students who qualify for the scholarships, research or support funds will be invited to submit applications.


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