SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Urology
The Richard J. Macchia, MD Urology Resident Education Fund
The Richard J. Macchia MD Urology Resident Education Fund was conceived by the Department's third Chair, Dr. Jeffrey P. Weiss, in honor of the immense contributions to both resident and medical student education in Urology fostered by Dr. Weiss' predecessor Dr. Richard J. Macchia. Under Dr. Macchia's guidance, SUNY Downstate students ranked 4th nationally in terms of numbers matching in Urology programs (and first in nation presently). Legions of successful and productive academic and practicing Urologists owe their training to Dr. Macchia who generously donated a sum to establish this eponymous fund. The 501c3 tax-deductible Macchia Fund is designated exclusively for the support of educational activities by current Downstate Urology residents such as attendance at meetings and related educational materials and programs. We encourage alumni and interested parties to donate generously to the fund which may be done through our department's administrator, Dolka Fareaux. Department email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Scholarship Funds
Richard J. Macchia, MD '94H Scholarship
In May 1998 the “Richard J. Macchia, MD '94H Scholarship” was established under the auspices of the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Alumni Association. Proceeds from the scholarship are used to support a needy SUNY Downstate medical student who has excelled academically.
Newton D. Warmington, MD Scholarship Fund
In 2002 Dr. Macchia proposed to the institution that the Newton D. Warmington, MD Scholarship Fund be established. The fund is a combined effort of the Department of Urology, the SUNY Downstate Medical School, the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Alumni Association and the Daniel Hale Williams Society. Proceeds from the fund will be used to support economically disadvantaged SUNY Downstate Medical Students from the Caribbean-American, African-American and Hispanic Communities.