University Hospital Leadership
Upstate University Hospital has two campuses—the Downtown Campus, and four miles west of downtown Syracuse, its Community Campus. Hospital leadership oversees all aspects related to patient care at Upstate's hospitals and at its more than 80 specialty clinics. Upstate University Hospital's 17-county service area covers approximately one-third of New York State.
The Upstate Health System Leadership Committee
CEO Upstate University Hospital
Serving as Interim CEO, Dr. Corona also is the Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean for Industry and Academic Relations. As an endowed chair for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, his role includes leadership of the CNY Biotechnology Accelerator and the Upstate Cord Blood Bank. Dr. Corona is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in neuropathology, clinical informatics and anatomic pathology.
Vice President for Ambulatory Services and Population Health
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Tucker is responsible for overseeing strategy, operations, and quality in the Upstate Ambulatory clinics. Additionally, she is working collaboratively with providers and administrators across the organization to develop and operationalize Upstate’s population health program. As CMO she promotes a positive patient experience and quality of care hospital-wide.
Chief Nursing Officer
Ms. Page provides executive leadership for the division of nursing which encompasses 3000 of Upstate's employees across two different campuses. Upstate Nursing has embarked on a Magnet journey that is increasing bedside nursing staff involvement in shared governance to increase decision making directly from front line staff on critical patient care issues. The continuous focus on fostering RN engagement will lead the nursing division in improving quality of care for the patients and families Upstate serves.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wright is responsible for all financial functions of the hospital including accounting, financial analysis, reporting, budgeting, cash and investment management, revenue cycle and managed care contracting. Additionally, he is responsible for patient access services, health information management (HIM), utilization management (UM), and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) services.
Chief Ambulatory Officer
Nancy Daoust oversees the hospital's ambulatory operations. Daoust has served in numerous roles at Upstate, including as chief administrative officer for the Community Campus, where she assisted in the transition of the campus to Upstate and oversaw the expansion and introduction of new services, like the Family Birth Center, Transitional Care Unit and outpatient clinics, such as Midwifery, Vascular, Family Medicine and ENT.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Zeman began his role as Interim Chief Information Officer in 2018. He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of information technology throughout the university to support of the missions of patient care, education and research. He also oversees clinical engineering at both hospitals.
Senior Vice President for Academic Health Affairs and Executive Dean
Dean, College of Medicine
As senior vice president and dean, Julio Licinio, MD, PhD, oversees the academic activities of the basic and clinical science departments, including education (degrees offered include MD, MPH, MD/PHD) and research in the College of Medicine.