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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

College of Health Related Professions

CHRP Organization

The College of Health Related Professions (CHRP) is one of five colleges at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The other colleges are the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Graduate School, and the School of Public Health.

In the College of Health Related Professions, the Dean has overall responsibility for the operation of the College. The Assistant Dean assists the Dean in the daily administration of the College and in coordinating student activities such as CHRP council and the yearbook. In addition, individuals responsible for finance and clinical affiliations coordinate these activities for the Dean. Two Associate Deans have responsibility for program development and strategic initiatives for the college.

The College offers six professional health related programs:

  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging (BS degree)
  • Medical Informatics (MS degree)
  • Midwifery (Advanced Certificate and MS degrees)
  • Occupational Therapy (MS degree)
  • Physical Therapy (BS/DPT degree)
  • Physician Assistant (MS degree)

Each program is led by a program chairperson and students are taught by faculty with experience and credentials in the specific health profession.

 


 

  • Allen Lewis, PhD, CRC
    Dean and Professor
  • Margaret Kaplan, PhD, OTR/L
    Associate Dean of Program Development
  • Brigitte Desport, DPS, ATP, OTR/L
    Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program
  • Phillip Bones, M.Ed
    Assistant Dean

Divisions

  • Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography
    Yosefa Pessin, MS, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    Program Chair
  • Medical Informatics
    Mohammad Faysel, PhD
    Interim Program Chair
  • Midwifery Education
    Ronnie Lichtman, CNM, LM, PhD, FACNM
    Program Chair
  • Occupational Therapy
    Beth K. Elenko, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, CLA
    Interim Chair and Assistant Professor
  • Physician Assistant
    Felix Nwamaghinna, MSB, RPA-C
    Program Chair
  • Physical Therapy
    Joanne S. Katz, PT, DPT, PhD
    Program Chair

 

  • Student Council
  • Admissions and Academic Standing Committee
  • Faculty and Professional Staff Assembly
    • Academic Policy Committee
    • By-Laws Committee
    • Committee of the Faculty
    • Committee on Academic & Professional Qualifications
    • Curriculum Committee
    • Program Development Committee