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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 [email protected]
Ali Khan, MD Medicine (Hospitalist) Vice President [email protected]
Housam Hegazy, MD Medicine (Hospitalist) Secretary / Treasurer [email protected]
Satish Krishnamurthy, MD Neurosurgery Past President [email protected]

Members at Large

Name Department Email
Justin Meyer, MD Psychiatry [email protected]
Theresa Waters, MD Medicine (Cardiology) [email protected]
Melissa Schafer, MD Pediatrics [email protected]
William Lavelle, MD Orthopedics [email protected]
Jay Brenner, MD Emergency Medicine [email protected]
Jeffrey Albright, MD Surgery (Colo-rectal) [email protected]
Jason Wallen, MD Surgery [email protected]
Adam Thabet, PA Medicine (Hospitalist) [email protected]
Theresa Baxter, NP Medicine (Hospitalist) [email protected]
Tara Wellington, NP Psychiatry [email protected]
Scott Ulberg, MD Psychiatry [email protected]
Michael Kuhn, MD Medicine [email protected]

Non-Voting Members

Name Title Email
Robert Carhart, MD Chair, Credentials Committee

[email protected]

Matthew Glidden, MD Chief Quality Officer [email protected]
Lawrence Chin, MD Dean, College of Medicine [email protected]
Beth Erwin, CPCS, CPMSM Director, Medical Staff Services & Quality Project Management [email protected]
Danielle Katz, MD Dean, Graduate Medical Education [email protected]
Zachary Shepherd, MD Associate CMO, Associate Medical Director [email protected]
Melissia Wheeler, NP Deputy Director Nursing, Advanced Practice Services [email protected]
Mantosh Dewan, MD President, SUNY Upstate Medical University [email protected]
Robert Corona, DO, MBA Chief Executive Officer [email protected]
Martin Durkin, JD Chief Campus Counsel [email protected]
Scott Jessie, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer [email protected]
Amy Tucker, MD Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director [email protected]
Leslie Kohman, MD Chief Wellness Officer [email protected]

Event Links

Comittee Minutes

Medical Executive Committee Schedule


  • 1/23/24
  • 2/27/24
  • 3/26/24
  • 4/16/24
  • 5/28/24
  • 6/25/24
  • 7/23/24
  • 8/27/24
  • 9/24/24
  • 10/22/24
  • 11/26/24
  • 12/17/24

Medical Executive Committee meetings are held in person; meetings are held in 1164 WSK or in CC0124 (Community Room); virtual attendance is an option.  Meetings are held from 11:30 to 1:30 PM.