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College of Medicine Dean's Office

The Office of the Dean oversees the functions of the College of Medicine, which include all aspects of Upstate's mission: Education, Research and Patient Care.

Nearly 500 College of Medicine faculty members provide education for 750 medical, graduate and master's of public health students at Upstate. In the community, 2,000 volunteer faculty precept our students during the clinical aspects of their education.

Faculty in our 18 clinical service lines deliver care at Upstate University Hospital, the region's only level-1 trauma center and home to the region's only children's hospital.

Biomedical research at Upstate is dedicated to some of the most pressing issues related to human health and disease.

Each of these areas is growing, with increases in student admissions, research funding, and patients served.

Lawrence Chin, MD

Lawrence Chin, MD
Dean, College of

Dr. Lawrence Chin has served the Upstate community in a variety of roles, most recently as the Robert B. and Molly G. King Endowed Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery. Dr. Chin has brought outstanding leadership to his role as Chair of Neurosurgery and Chair of the UUMAS Governing Board. In his career at Boston University School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and at Upstate, he has been involved in many aspects of academic medicine, from clinical care and teaching to research. Dr. Chin is the recipient of numerous honors, awards and visiting professorships and has held a range of leadership positions in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and other organizations.