Our nationally recognized Medical School faculty received their medical training at some of the nation's most prestigious medical schools, residency and fellowship programs. Nearly all have subspecialty expertise.

Students in the College of Medicine routinely praise our faculty members for their compassion as well as their knowledge.

There are more than 450 full-time faculty in the College of Medicine, along with more than 200 part-time and nearly 2,000 volunteer faculty.

Our faculty members in the College of Graduate Studies are passionate about their research—and about their students.
A student:faculty ratio of almost 1:1 and strong institutional support for teaching and research allow our students to shine.
Regardless of the acclaim our faculty members receive—we boast a SUNY Distinguished Professor, pioneers in degenerative eye disease research, and several other internationally known researchers—they put their students first. How?

  • By making themselves available in the labs, day in and day out
  • By creating opportunities for students to publish in respected journals
  • By traveling with students to international conferences, where students give presentations on their research

Our students respond to that support, and take on the responsibilities they are given to grow as scientists and as individuals.

Sue Stearns, PhD

Sue Stearns, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Sue Stearns, PhD, is one of four faculty members who teach Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students at SUNY Upstate. Students routinely cite this course as a favorite.

Steven Youngentob, PhD

Steven Youngentob, PhD
Associate Dean of Basic Research and Graduate Studies

Steven Youngentob, PhD, is at the forefront of research into alcohol addiction.

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