Celebrating National Doctors’ Day

By Office of Communications & Marketing | Mar 30, 2022

I am honored to wish our Downstate doctors a happy National Doctors’ Day!

Your commitment to excellence and compassion are the very essence of care, and you continue to do so for our community, sometimes under the most difficult of circumstances.

Doctors are key leaders, and are critical to care—physician-led efforts help to promote a stronger patient-centered culture. As we work together to shape the future of healthcare in Brooklyn, your perseverance enhances the practice of medicine in our community and takes it to a higher level. Your leadership, voices, and presence lend much to many lives.

You keep our patients healthy and our community safe. Thank you for making our patients your priorities so that they feel safe and comfortable while also reassuring them and their families during times when it may be most fearful for them.

I am pleased to share this message wishing you all a happy National Doctors’ Day.


Contact: Dawn S. Walker
917.439.9666 | 347.533.2071

About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is the borough's only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care. It is a 342-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of New York City and Brooklyn's 2.6 million residents. University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is Downstate's teaching hospital, backed by an outstanding medical school's expertise and world-class academic center research facilities. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.

In addition to high-risk neonatal and infant services, pediatric nephrology, and dialysis (kidney diseases)—and offering the only kidney transplantation program in Brooklyn, among many other distinctive programs—Downstate also sponsors a major learning center for young children with developmental disorders and disabilities. In addition to UHB, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate.