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October 19, 2004
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Smucny named interim chair of SUNY Upstate family medicine department

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — John J. Smucny, M.D., associate professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been appointed interim chairman of SUNY Upstate’s Department of Family Medicine. Smucny succeeds Lorne Becker, M.D., who headed the Department of Family Medicine since 1995.

Smucny, who joined the SUNY Upstate faculty in 1996, also serves as director of the undergraduate division in the Department of Family Medicine.

A family practice physician with an office in Syracuse, Smucny has served as a family practice physician with Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Seoul, South Korea.

His research and medical analysis have been published widely in numerous journals and he has been awarded more than $700,000 in grants to study and develop family medicine faculty development programs.

Board certified in Family Medicine, Smucny received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1988. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Smucny resides in Manlius.

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