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Medical Executive Committee

The MEC Minute Newsletter

Our Mission

To pursue excellence in patient safety and quality of care through the leadership, development, and support of our medical staff.

Our Vision

SUNY Upstate is an organization with an unwavering culture of quality, safety, cooperation, and collaboration

Our Values

  • We serve our medical staff
  • We serve our patients
  • We embrace constructive accountability
  • We succeed as a team


Name Department Title Email
Stephen Thomas, MD Medicine (Infectious Disease) President ThomStep@upstate.edu
Ali Khan, MD Medicine (Hospitalist) Vice President KhanAl@upstate.edu
Housam Hegazy, MD Medicine (Hospitalist) Secretary / Treasurer HegazyH@upstate.edu
Satish Krishnamurthy, MD Neurosurgery Past President KrishnSa@upstate.edu

Members at Large

Name Department Email
Justin Meyer, MD Psychiatry MeyerJ@upstate.edu
Theresa Waters, MD Medicine (Cardiology) WatersT@upstate.edu
Melissa Schafer, MD Pediatrics SchaferM@upstate.edu
William Lavelle, MD Orthopedics LavelleW@upstate.edu
Jivan Lamichhane, MD Medicine (Hospitalist) lamichhj@upstate.edu
Anuradha Duleep, MD Neurology Duleepa@upstate.edu
Jason Wallen, MD Surgery WallenJ@upstate.edu
Adam Thabet, PA Medicine (Hospitalist) Thabetad@upstate.edu
Theresa Baxter, NP Medicine (Hospitalist) Baxtert@upstate.edu
Paula Trief, PhD Psychiatry Triefp@upstate.edu
David Halleran, MD Surgery HallerDa@upstate.edu
Michael Kuhn, MD Medicine kuhnM@upstate.edu

Non-Voting Members

Name Title Email
Robert Carhart, MD Chair, Credentials Committee


Matthew Glidden, MD Chief Quality Officer GliddenM@upstate.edu
Lawrence Chin, MD Dean, College of Medicine ChinL@upstate.edu
Beth Erwin, MBA, CPCS, CPMSM Director, Medical Staff Services & Quality Project Management ErwinE@upstate.edu
Danielle Katz, MD Dean, Graduate Medical Education KatzD@upstate.edu
Zachary Shepherd, MD Associate CMO, Associate Medical Director ShepherZ@upstate.edu
Melissia Wheeler, NP Deputy Director Nursing, Advanced Practice Services WheelerM@upstate.edu
Mantosh Dewan, MD President, SUNY Upstate Medical University DewanM@upstate.edu
Robert Corona, DO, MBA Chief Executive Officer CoronaR@upstate.edu
Lisa Alexander, Esq Senior Managing Counsel AlexandL@upstate.edu
Scott Jessie, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer JessieS@upstate.edu
Amy Tucker, MD Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director TuckerAm@upstate.edu
Leslie Kohman, MD Chief Wellness Officer KohmanL@upstate.edu

Comittee Minutes

Medical Executive Committee Schedule


  • 01/24/2023
  • 02/28/2023
  • 03/28/2023
  • 04/25/2023
  • 05/23/2023
  • 06/27/2023
  • 07/25/2023
  • 08/22/2023
  • 09/26/2023
  • 10/24/2023
  • 11/28/2023
  • 12/19/2023

As of 1/24/2023, Medical Executive Committee meetings are held in person; meetings are held in 1164 WSK in even months, and in CC0124 (Community Room) in odd months.  Meetings are held from 11:30 to 1 PM.