SUNY Downstate News: February 2017


SUNY trustees have 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. Read more about the new SUNY Downstate president here.

Oklahoma City’s Surgical Superstar Melds Contrasting Personalities.” The Oklahoman’s feature story on Nazih Zuhdi, MD, touches on his medical partnership at Downstate with fellow medical superstar Clarence Dennis, MD ’90H. Read more on Zuhdi, Dennis and Downstate’s heart-lung machine, here.


Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York, received Downstate Medical Center’s 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award. Read more about Nancy Zimpher’s SUNY Downstate award here.


Programs Help Minority Students Fulfill Dreams Of Becoming Doctors.” Downstate graduate and current ER resident Maurice Selby, MD ’14, is featured in this video on pipeline programs. Watch how Dr. Selby started to prepare for the medical profession in high school, here.

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