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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

College of Medicine

Office of the Dean


Ellen Berkowitz, MD

Associate Dean for Education

Riccardo Bianchi

Riccardo Bianchi, PhD

Associate Dean of Foundations

Carla Boutin-Foster

Carla Boutin-Foster, MD

Associate Dean of Diversity Education & Research

Sophie Christoforou

Sophie Christoforou, MS Ed

Associate Dean for Student & Curricular Affairs


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Ross Clinchy, PhD

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs

Bonnie Granat

Bonnie Granat, PhD, MS Ed

Senior Associate Dean for Assessment & QI

Elka Jacobson-Dickman

Elka Jacobson-Dickman, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical Medicine

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Anthony Joseph, MD

Dean of Admissions


Jason Lazar

Jason Lazar, MD, MPH

Vice Dean for Education

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Dianne Lopez

Executive Assistant to Dean of the College of Medicine

Brian McNeil

Brian McNeil, MD, MBA, FACS

Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Robin Ovitsh

Robin Ovitsh, MD

Associate Dean of Clinical Competencies


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Helen Poncet


Jeffrey Putman

Jeffrey Putman, EdD

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Anotonia Quinn

Antonia Quinn, DO

Associate Director of Clinical Skills

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Christopher Roman, PhD

Assistant Dean for Research


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Elizabeth Smith, BA

Senior Associate Dean for Administration

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Teresa Smith, MD, MSEd, FACEP, RDMS

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Affiliations, and Designated Institutional Official

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Mark Stewart, MD, PhD

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Frederic Volkert

Fredric Volkert, PhD

Associate Dean for Educational Development