Andras Perl, MD, PhD

Andras Perl, MD, PhD

Leszek Kotula, MD

Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD

Our MD/PhD Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University is committed to providing exceptional training in both clinical medicine and basic scientific investigation to prepare you for an exciting career as a physician-scientist. Read More...

Tri-Institutional Research Conference

Approximately every 18 months the MD/PhD students from SUNY Upstate Medical University, the University of Rochester, and the University at Buffalo gather to hear student research presentations, present posters of their current research, and discuss topics of common interest.

Tri-Institutional Conference 2015 will now be the American Physician Scientist Association Northeast Regional Meeting : October 17, 2015

This year's conference has now been transformed from the Tri-Institutional Conference between Upstate, University of Rochester, and University of Buffalo to the American Physician Scientist Association Northeast Regional Meeting.  Dr. Andy Minn, MD/PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Doug Kwon, MD/PhD from Harvard Cancer Center will be our keynote speakers along with many valuable workshops on residency, research collaborations, work/life balance and more. You can find more information and register for this conference at

Past Conference: April 2nd, 2011

Our Guest Speaker was Dr. Jeremy Schefner, MD/PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Neurology, and Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research, Upstate Medical University.

The title of his talk was: New Treatment Strategies for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

career panel

The afternoon session included a career panel with Dr. A. Perl, Dr. J. Shefner and Dr. K. O'Banion.

Our students also participated in a round table discussion with the students from Buffalo and Rochester. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet fellow MD/PhD students and learn of the translational research being conducted in the Upstate New York area.

career panel

Students view research posters.