Chairman Of Radiology Appointed

Oct 20, 2005

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 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 Health Sciences University 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 Health Sciences University

Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn is one of four academic health centers (AMCs) in The State University of New York (SUNY) 64-campus system and the only SUNY AMC in New York City dedicated to health education, research, and patient care for the borough’s 2.7 million residents. Its flagship hospital, University Hospital at Downstate (UHD), is a teaching hospital and benefits from the expertise of Downstate’s exceptional medical school and world-class academic center research facilities. With a staff of over 800 physicians representing 53 specialties and subspecialties, Downstate offers comprehensive healthcare services to the community.

UHD provides high-risk neonatal and infant services, pediatric nephrology, and dialysis for kidney diseases and is the only kidney transplantation program in Brooklyn. Beyond its clinical expertise, Downstate houses a range of esteemed educational institutions, including its College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Public Health. Downstate fosters innovation through its multifaceted biotechnology initiative, the Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT, which support early-stage and more mature biotech companies.