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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Otolaryngology

Frank E. Lucente, MD

Frank E. Lucente, MD

Professor and Former Chairman

Department of Otolaryngology

Background and Expertise:

Professor and former chairman.  He is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University.  In 1990 he became Chairman at SUNY –Downstate and LICH.  He was President of the Triological Soceity.  He has been Vice President and Coordinator for Instruction Courses for the AAOHNSF.  He has served as president of the Triological Society and the SUO-HNS.  He has been Guest of Honor for the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, American Laryngological Association and the American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology.  He has been on the Executive Editorial Board of The Laryngoscope.  He is the author, coauthor or editor of 17 books and over 200 scientific publications and chapters.  Dr. Lucente served on the ACGME RRC Otolaryngology and has been Chair of the AMA’s CME Advisory Committee.  Dr. Lucente served as Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Director of the Medical Student Career Advisement Office at SUNY.  He has also received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Distinction in Teaching and in 2001, was honored with the Teacher of the Decade Award from the Department of Otolaryngology.  In 2008 he received the Graymoor Award from the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement for his service to that organization.  On May 25, 2017, Dr. Lucente, one of the Tribute Honorees, was presented SUNY's Gold Medal for Excellence in Medical Leadership by President Wayne Riley at the event honoring graduating residents and fellows at the Brooklyn Marriott.