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14th Celebration of the Faculty

Gold Standard Awards

"We are very proud of all of our amazing Upstate faculty and it is with great pleasure that we recognize these Gold Standard winners. With their excellence, commitment and dedication to our missions, they exemplify the best in us. But what makes this award special is that each one was honored by their peers. Congratulations to all!"

—Mantosh Dewan, MD, President
Distinguished Service Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University

We hereby present the Celebration of the Faculty
to the following faculty for their dedication, enthusiasm, and passion.
Additionally, Gold Standard Awards were presented for the following faculty for their dedication, enthusiasm, and passion.

These faculty were nominated for their commitment, vision, and sincerity.
Gold Standard honorees truly live the values of Upstate. 

Congratulations to all!       #UpstateStrong


  • Samuel Alpert, MD, Ophthalmology 
  • Steven Blatt, MD, Pediatrics
  • Dominick DeMichele, MSEd, RT(R)(CT), College of Health Professions
  • Matthew Glidden, MD, Medicine
  • Dragos Manta, MD, Medicine
  • Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, MPH, DABAT, FAACT, Emergency Medicine 
  • William Marx, DO, Surgery
  • Jenica O'Malley, DO, Pediatrics
  • Gita Ramamurthy, MD, Psychiatry
  • Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, MS, Pediatrics
  • Abigail Smith, MS, Library
  • Telisa Stewart, DrPH, Public Health and Preventive Medicine 
  • Jennifer Vaughn, DNP, RN, NE-BC, College of Nursing
  • Katherine Willer, DO, MS, Radiology
  • Martha Wojtowycz, PhD, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Celebration of the Faculty 2021