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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Celebratory Messages

"Dr. Riley's vast health care experience will benefit both SUNY Downstate as an academic medical center and the Brooklyn communities SUNY Downstate serves," said President of Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Kenneth E. Raske. "New York's hospital community enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Riley to New York and looks forward to the leadership he'll bring."

"I am honored to join my colleagues as we welcome Dr. Wayne Riley to SUNY Downstate Medical Center as the 17th President of this wonderful institution. All New Yorkers deserve to have access to the best medical facilities available, and I am confident that Dr. Riley will work with me to make that a reality," said City Council Member Mathieu Eugene. "SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a special place, and I believe that Dr. Riley's passion for leadership will help build an even stronger foundation of excellence for the students, faculty, and staff who are at the center of its success."

"I would like to officially congratulate Wayne J. Riley as the 17th President of The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center," said Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson. "His extensive rapport serves as a clear indication of the work he can contribute to the Central Brooklyn Community and we look forward to a lasting partnership with him."