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Divisions of Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine is organized into twelve divisions and can treat patients for something as routine as the flu, or provide comprehensive care for disease such as diabetes, cancer, heart or kidney disease.

General Internal Medicine

General internists are Doctors for Adults. General internists provide care for adults with simple and complicated medical problems, and provide both ongoing outpatient care and oversight of inpatient hospitalizations.
General Internal Medicine  |  Contact: Deborah Mickinkle, 315 464-1775


Cardiologists prevent, treat and diagnose conditions of the heart, blood vessel and circulation system. Interventional cardiologists perform cardiac catheterizations and procedures, including angioplasty. Electrophysiologists diagnose and treat disorders of the heart rhythm, often through catheterization techniques.
Cardiology | Contact: Jeffrey Montalbano, 315 464-9578


Dermatologists are dedicated to the prevention, evaluation, treatment and management of patients with dermatological (skin) disorders. Our dermatologists offer a wide range of diagnostic services and treatments, including Mohs surgery.
Dermatology | Contact: Mia Ruiz-Salvador, 315 464-5367 or 315 464-5365

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Specialists in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism care for patients with disorders of the major glands of the body, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other metabolic diseases. Through our Joslin Diabetes Center we provide care to the largest number of patients with diabetes of any center in Central New York.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism | Contact: Michelle Haight, 315 464-5740


Gastroenterologists provide care to patients with disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas.
Gastroenterology | Contact: Nikkole Bladholm, 315 464-5804


Hematology/Oncologists have special expertise in diseases of the blood and cancer. They are experts in the use of chemotherapy and cancer, and of treatment of problems in coagulation, anemia, and other blood disorders.
Hematology/Oncology | Contact: Kristi Robinson, 315 464-4353 or 315 464-8279

Hospital Medicine

A hospitalist is a physician dedicated to the care of the hospitalized patient. The program has full time hospitalists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are responsible for general medicine teams and the medicine consultation service. Duties include direct patient care, student/resident education and quality improvement initiatives.

Hospital Medicine

University Hospital Contact: Sara Santaferra, 315 464-5774,  fax: 315 464-1937
Community Hospital Contact: Christine Arabik, 315 492-5305,  fax: 315 492-5320

Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with infections and fevers. They provide consultative services to both inpatients and outpatients, and continuing care for patients with HIV infection. In addition to diagnosing and treating infectious disease, ID physicians also counsel healthy people who plan to travel to countries where there is an increased risk of infection.
Infectious Disease | Contact: Michele Scott, 315 464-5533


Nephrologists are experts in diseases of the kidney and hypertension. They provide care to patients with chronic renal failure through their dialysis programs.
Nephrology | Contact: Mary Lynn West, 315 464-5290

Clinical Pharmacology

Traditional divisions of clinical pharmacology focus on obtaining extramural funding to develop trainees in fellowships to be competitive as principal investigators for NIH & equivalent grant funding.
Clinical Pharmacology  |  Contact: Mia Ruiz-Salvador, 315 464-5397

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Physicians trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care are experts in the care of patients with lung diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema and those who require intensive care. Critical Care Physicians direct the activities of the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
Pulmonary/Critical Care | Contact: Andrea Hadcock, 315 464-4534


Rheumatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat swelling and pain. They are experts in diseases of the joints and soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, and bones) and care for patients with arthritis, gout, tendonitis and a variety of other disorders.
Rheumatology | Contact: Rosa Trpcevski, 315 464-4194