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Message From the Chair

Cynthia Taub, MD, MBA
Cynthia Taub, MD, MBA
Department of Medicine Chair

On behalf of the faculty and trainees of the Department of Medicine at SUNY Upstate, Norton School of Medicine, I would like to welcome you! I am pleased you are considering joining our Internal Medicine residency program, and I am confident you will see our institution as I do…an exceptional place to train, learn and have fun!

At SUNY Upstate, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of medical education and clinical excellence, while honoring a longstanding history of commitment to the highest standards of research innovation and community service.

Why SUNY Upstate is an ideal place to train:

  • The training program encourages a broad range of career goals in its trainees and provides a variety of electives, research, international/refugee care, and DEI focused experiences to help housestaff pursue their interests. The opportunity to work with a diverse patient population provides unparalleled educational value.
  • The Department of Medicine’s research programs provide an extraordinary environment for trainees to work collaboratively with faculty in translational, investigator-initiated research, and clinical trials. Our investigators have received multimillion dollar research funding from the NIH and other sources, supporting hundreds of projects. We take pride in our first K08 award to Dr. Auyon Ghosh from the Pulmonary Critical Care Division.
  • The Department of Medicine is highly committed to providing a supportive and inspiring training experience, and fostering a sense of community and family among our faculty, staff, and residents. You will build your supportive network during your training and enjoy lifelong friendships and collaborations.
  • Our faculty and resident body represent a rich tapestry of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We believe that diversity enriches our learning environment and helps us better serve our diverse patient population.

As you embark on this exciting journey and learn more about us, we hope you recognize our pride in Upstate’s world-class medical training. We hope you become a part of our close-knit community dedicated to your success and well-being, both now and into the future.