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SUNY Downstate Appoints Camille Grizzle-Murriel as the Administrator of Transplant Services Program
Brooklyn, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) - Camille Grizzle-Murriel, B.A., MSc, was appointed as Administrator of Transplant Services Program for the Department
of Surgery at SUNY Downstate's University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB). University Hospital of Brooklyn Interim CEO Patricia Winston, MS, R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE made the announcement recently.
Ms. Grizzle-Murriel joined SUNY Downstate from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she served in multiple administrative roles supporting transplant services for nearly two decades, and most recently as Operations Manager for the New York Presbyterian's Lung Transplant Program. In that role, she has successfully increased the referral volume in the Lung Transplant Program, leading the highest volume of Lung transplants in CY2019 since the inception of the program.
In her new role at UHB, Ms. Grizzle-Murriel is responsible for overseeing and managing the transplant program working with regulatory bodies, and a team of physicians, nurses, coordinators, social workers, dietitians, and clerical staff to meet the needs of this exceptional group of patients.
"We are excited that Ms. Grizzle-Murriel has joined SUNY Downstate to lead our transplant services program," said Ms. Winston. "Her significant experience in transplant program administration will be critical as we resume our transplant services following our response to the COVID-19 pandemic."
Ms. Grizzle-Murriel holds both a B.S. in Healthcare Administration and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Concordia College of New York. She will receive her Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Columbia Southern University next month. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management at Concordia College in New York.
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, and 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 the expertise of an outstanding medical school and the research facilities of a world-class academic center. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.
A regional center for cardiac care, neonatal and high-risk infant services, pediatric dialysis, and transplantation, Downstate also houses a major learning center for children with physical ailments or neurological disorders. 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 www.downstate.edu or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate.