Dr. Eugene Feigelson To Step Down As Dean At Suny Downstate's College Of Medicine

Oct 21, 2005

After 27 years of extraordinary service at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Eugene B. Feigelson, MD, will step down as the dean of the college of medicine and senior vice president for biomedical education and research.

During his time at SUNY Downstate, Dr. Feigelson has also served as the chairman of the department of psychiatry and as interim president.

“During Dr. Feigelson's tenure as dean, much has been done to improve the education experience of its students, especially, but not only, in the establishment of a substantially revised medical school curricula,” Dr. LaRosa said.

A search committee has been established to find a new dean. Dr. Feigelson will stay on board as dean until his successor is announced.

After that, Dr. Feigelson will continue to be a member of Downstate's faculty and will work to establish an Office of International Relations.

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.