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SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Wayne J. Riley as President of Downstate Medical Center
Albany, NY – The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, as president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Riley is currently a clinical professor of medicine and adjunct professor of health policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
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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.