Program Leadership

Deborah Young Bradshaw, MD
Deborah Young Bradshaw, MD,
Residency Program Director
Department of Neurology
806 Jacobsen Hall
750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

Deborah Young Bradshaw, MD is a native of upstate New York. She has been a faculty member since 1990 and has served as Program Director since 2006. She graduated from Wellesley College and SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her neurology residency at Boston University and a fellowship in Electromyography at the Lahey Clinic. Her interests include clinical neuromuscular disease, medical ethics, medical education and creative writing on medical and non-medical subject matter.

Dr. Bradshaw was the recipient of the Institution's first "Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Program Director Award" in 2008. This award is given annually by the Graduate Medical Education office to recognize leadership and commitment to the residency program and institution.

Dr. Bradshaw was recognized in 2014 with a national Neurology Program Director Award by the American Academcy of Neurology's Consortium of Neurology Program Directors.


Luis J. Mejico, MD
Luis J. Mejico, MD
Interim Chairman
Department of Neurology
815 Jacobsen Hall
750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

Dr. Mejico received his MD from the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina, and completed his Neurology residency at Georgetown University followed by a Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Otology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He currently is Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Upstate and has ably served as Medical Director of the Neurology Ambulatory Services since 2006.

Dr. Mejico is an active clinical investigator, and has been supported by several grants from the NIH since 2005, as well as many industry supported trials. He has co-authored over 25 manuscripts and book chapters, and has presented his research at major conferences throughout North and South America. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and reviews regularly for leading journals. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Society, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society