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

Robert J. Corona DO, CPE, MBA, FCAP, FASCP
Robert J. Corona DO, CPE, MBA, FCAP, FASCP
Interim CEO Upstate University Hospital
Chair, Department of Pathology
Chair, UUMAS Governing Board

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.


Amy Tucker, MD, MHCM
Amy Tucker, MD, MHCM
Vice President for Ambulatory Services and Population Health
Interim, 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.


Nancy E. Page, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Nancy E. Page, MS, RN, NEA-BC
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.


Stuart M. Wright, CPA, MBA
Stuart M. Wright, CPA, MBA
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.


Nancy Daoust, LNHA, FACHE
Nancy Daoust, LNHA, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer
Upstate University Hospital Community Campus

Nancy Daoust has administrative responsibility for the Community Campus, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Services for both campuses. Daoust, a NYS Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, is the AOR for the Transitional Care Unit at Community Campus. Her background includes both clinical and administrative experience, which have uniquely positioned her for this role.


Mark Zeman
Mark Zeman
Interim 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.



Julio Licinio, MD, PhD
Julio Licinio, MD, PhD
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.

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