Julio Licinio, MD, PhD
Julio Licinio, MD, PhD
Dean, College of Medicine

College of Medicine Dean Dr. Julio Licino’s 30-year career in academic medicine is marked by a record of success in leading academic programs of training, research, patient care and community engagement, both nationally and internationally.

Licinio comes to Upstate from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, in Adelaide, Australia, where he serves both as deputy director of translation strategy and process and as the Head of the Mind and Brain Theme, as well as the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor at Flinders University also in Adelaide. He also held posts at UCLA, University of Miami, Australia National University and Yale University.

As a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Licinio was founding director of three National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded cross-disciplinary training programs, bringing together eight clinical departments and six at schools at UCLA to become key elements of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

He is board certified in psychiatry, is a Fellow of the Royal and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and is currently licensed to practice medicine in four continents, North America (USA), Australia, and Europe (Ireland).