Chairman Of Radiology Appointed

Oct 20, 2005

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has appointed Salvatore J.A. Sclafani, M.D. as Chairman of Diagnostic Radiology.

Dr. Sclafani has served as interim chairman of the department since 2003. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University and earned his doctorate in Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Dr. Sclafani completed a Radiology residency at SUNY Downstate where he has remained on the faculty since 1976. Dr. Sclafani is currently Professor of Radiology, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery at Downstate.

“I am very happy with this promotion and humbled by its responsibility,” Dr. Sclafani said. “It is my intention to improve the quality of Radiology throughout the borough by providing continuing education to its current radiologists, by recruiting to Brooklyn quality radiologists and scientists and by training the radiology residents who will be the Borough's radiologists for the next fifty years.”

Dr. Sclafani is an internationally recognized expert in interventional radiology and trauma care. He is a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology and a diplomate of the American College of Radiology, with a certificate of added qualifications in Interventional Radiology. He has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and authored or co-authored more than 20 textbooks.

“Spending my entire career in Brooklyn has benefited me professionally and personally. My mission during this phase of my career is to give back to my hometown,” Dr. Sclafani said. SUNY Downstate Medical Center is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, serving more than 2 million people within the borough. SUNY Downstate is located at 450 Clarkson Avenue.



About SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively.

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.