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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Middle States Accreditation

Work Groups

Work Groups have been established to:

  • Examine our processes and outcomes relative to the fundamental elements of each Standard for Accreditation
  • Consider specific questions
  • Utilize specialty accreditation reports, on-going evaluation procedures and other pertinent data sources
  • Generate a final report

There are 6 Work Groups:

  1. Mission, Goals, and Integrity
  2. Planning, Resource Allocation, Institutional Renewal; Institutional Resources; and Institutional Assessment
  3. Leadership, Governance, and Administration
  4. Student Admissions, Retention, and Support Services
  5. Faculty
  6. Educational Offerings, Related Educational Activities, Assessment of Student Learning

Mission, Goals, and Integrity

Chair:

  • Pascal J. Imperato, MD, MPH & TM, MACP
    Dean of the School of Public Health and
    Distinguished Service Professor

Co-Chair:

  • Pamela D. Sass, MD
    Acting Dean, College of Medicine
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Staff Assistant:

  • Leslie Schechter

Members:

  • Veronica Arikian, PhD, RN
    Director of Continuing Education and Associate Professor
    College of Nursing
  • Ruth C. Browne, ScD
    Chief Executive Officer
    Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
  • Douglas R. Lazzaro, MS, FACS, FAAO
    Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
    College of Medicine
  • Felix Nwamaghinna, MSB, RPA-C
    Chairman and Assistant Professor Physician Assistant Program
    College of Health Related Professions
  • Haseeb A. Siddiqi, PhD
    Associate Professor
    College of Medicine

Planning, Resource Allocation, Institutional Renewal; Institutional Resources; and Institutional Assessment

Chair:

  • Dorothy Fyfe, MPA
    Associate Vice President for Policy and Planning

Co-Chair:

  • Audrée Bendo, MD
    Distinguished Service Professor of Anesthesiology
    College of Medicine

Staff Assistant:

  • Wolf Lacossiere

Members:

  • Martin J. Deane
    Vice President, Materials Management
  • TBD
    Interim Chief Information Officer
  • Thomas F. Dugan
    Chief of University Police
  • Lisa Merlin, MD, FAAN
    Distinguished Teaching Professor
    College of Medicine
  • Teresa M. Miller, PT, PhD
    Associate Professor
    College of Health Related Professions
  • John Zubrovich
    Director
    Biomedical Communications

Leadership, Governance, and Administration

Chair:

  • Kathleen E. Powderly, CNM, PhD
    Director, John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities
    College of Medicine

Co-Chair:

  • Joyce S. Sabari, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
    Associate Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy
    College of Health Related Professions

Staff Assistant:

  • Dionne Davis-Lowe

Members:

  • Anika Daniels-Osaze
    Assistant Director
    Office of Minority Affairs
  • Margaret Donat, MD
    Professor
    College of Medicine
  • Nancy Giordano, EdD, FNP, RN
    Clinical Associate Professor
    College of Nursing
  • Katherine Perkins, PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Graduate Studies
  • Simone Reynolds, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor
    College of Medicine
  • Todd C. Sacktor, MD
    Distinguished Professor
    College of Medicine
  • Isaac Topor, EdD, RHIA
    Chair, Medical Informatics Program
    College of Health Related Professions
  • Stephen Waite, MD
    Assistant Professor
    College of Medicine

Student Admissions, Retention, and Support Services

Chair:

  • Judith H. LaRosa, PhD, RN
    Vice Dean and Professor
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    School of Public Health

Co-Chair:

  • James Newell, JD
    Director of Financial Aid

Staff Assistant:

  • Daniel Ilyayev

Members:

  • Nellie Bailey, EdD, RN
    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor
    College of Nursing
  • Constance Hill, MD
    Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
    College of Medicine
  • Joanne S. Katz, PT, DPT, PhD
    Chair and Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program
    College of Health Related Professions
  • Rhonda Osborne, MD
    Assistant Professor, Radiology
    College of Medicine
  • Jeffrey Putman, EdD
    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Faculty

Chair:

  • Rauno Joks, MD
    Chief and Program Director for the Division of Allergy and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
    College of Medicine

Co-Chair:

  • Ronnie Lichtman, CNM, LM, PhD, FACNM
    Professor and Chairperson Midwifery Program
    College of Health Related Professions

Staff Assistant:

  • Guoda Miriam Burr

Members:

  • Magda Alliancin, EdD
    Program Coordinator
    Early Medical Education Program
  • Margaret Clifton, EdD, RN
    Assistant Professor and Director of Simulation and the Learning Resource Center
    College of Nursing
  • Ross Clinchy, PhD
    Associate Dean for Administration
    College of Medicine
  • Daniel Ehlke, PhD, MA
    Assistant Professor
    School of Public Health
  • Katherine Perkins, PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Graduate Studies
  • Mafuzur Rahman, MD
    Vice Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
  • Deborah L. Reede, MD
    Professor and Chair Radiology
    College of Medicine
  • Laila Sedhom, PhD, RN
    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor
    College of Nursing
  • Diana Weaver, MD
    Assistant Professor
    College of Medicine
  • Suzanne White, MA, OTR
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    College of Health Related Professions
  • Richard Winant, PhD
    Dean for Academic Information and Director of Libraries
    The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn

Educational Offerings, Related Educational Activities, Assessment of Student Learning

Chair:

  • Daisy Cruz-Richman, PhD, RN
    Dean and Professor
    College of Nursing

Co-Chair:

  • Dr. Madiha Akhtar
    Assistant Dean
    Student Affairs

Staff Assistant:

  • Judith Ruddock

Members:

  • Srinivas Kolla, MD
    Assistant Professor
    College of Medicine
  • Richard Kollmar, PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Graduate Studies
  • Edeline Mitton, MEd
    Director
    Continuing Medical Education
  • Margaret O'Sullivan, MPA
    Assistant Vice President for Student Life
  • Carl Rosenberg, PhD, MS
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    College of Medicine
  • Suzanne Schechter, CNM, LM, MS, FACNM
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Midwifery Education Program
    College of Health Related Professions
  • Lorraine Terracina, PhD
    Visiting Associate Professor and former Dean of Student Affairs
  • David J. Wlody, MD
    Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
    College of Medicine