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A message from Jenny Meyer, MD, Incoming Program Director

Jenny Meyer, MDDear SUNY Neurology Resident Alumni,

I am writing to request your endorsement in my new role as incoming Residency Program Director. Dr. Deborah Bradshaw has been our captain (my captain) for the better part of 15 years. I am intimidated and excited to step into her shoes. Since many of you don’t know me, I want to introduce myself. I am a native Central New Yorker, and I was a medical student here at SUNY Upstate and graduated in 2013. I recall fondly my sub-internship rotation in neurology (with then-PGY2 Dr. Monica Fermin) and I couldn’t stay away. I did my residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY and Neuromuscular fellowship there as well. After finishing, I realized as diverting as New York City is, it was not the place I wanted to raise my family. I was lucky enough to already have connections here at Upstate (through Drs. Luis Mejico and Michael Vertino). I joined the clinical teaching faculty in 2018, and then joined the academic program in 2019 with Dr. Shahram Izadyar serving on the Clinical Competency Committee for the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. I expressed interest in continuing to work in resident education, and Dr. Bradshaw added me to her team as residency Associate Program Director in June 2020. I have been the “Program Director in Training” for about 8 months. During this time, I have been honored to work side by side with her to learn from her wisdom.

I now appeal to you to have your support in this new role. As program director, I promise to uphold the tenets of a successful residency program. I will safeguard the education of residents, prioritize fairness and justice to residents’ positions, and fuel the fire of medical inquiry to continue to create the amazingly talented neurologists that our institution is now known for. My goals going forward include creating an effective outpatient training program in the clinic, continuing to advance our educational training on healthcare disparities, communication, patient safety and quality measures. I plan to continue to partner with our other Associate Program Director, Dr. Corey McGraw and our Program Coordinator, Ms. Mary Phelan to try to continue to improve the training of neurology residents for the years to come. I hope that the prior alumni will endorse this change.