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November 15, 2001
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

Three join SUNY Upstate’s Department of Pediatrics

Three new faculty members have been appointed to the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Ty Triston Dickerson, M.D., has been named assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of critical care and inpatient medicine. Dickerson received his bachelor’s degree from University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and his medical degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dickerson completed his pediatric residency at SUNY Upstate in June. He has served as a physician at the Onondaga Nation Reservation Pediatric Clinic and for the Andean Rural Health Service in Bolivia, South America. Certified in pediatric and neonatal advanced life support, Dickerson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He resides in Syracuse.

Denise Woodall-Ruff, M.D., has been appointed assistant professor of pediatrics. Woodall-Ruff received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Buffalo. She completed a fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. Woodall-Ruff is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Healthcare for the Homeless Clinician’s Network. She has received research grants from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Lactation Consultant Association. She resides in Syracuse.

Piers C. A. Barker, M.D., has been named assistant professor of pediatrics in the pediatric cardiology division. Barker received his bachelor’s degree at Cornell University and graduated from Cornell University Medical College. He completed fellowships at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and the University of Michigan Medical Center, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Barker is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Barker is the recipient of the David M. Kamsler Award from the Department of Johns Hopkins for “outstanding compassion and expert care of pediatric patients.” He resides in Manlius.

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