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Residency Program

OBGYN Residency Program
Upstate University Hospital
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-4006
Name: Amanda McCoy, Residency Program Administrator
Email: mccoya@upstate.edu
Dr. Leah Kaufman

Leah A. Kaufman, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Residency Program Director


The SUNY Upstate Residency Program began in 1952. We currently have a team of 20 residents, assigning 5 residents for each post-graduate year. The medical facilities in Syracuse serve a 21 county area as a major referral center and thus draw patients from the entire region as well as the population of the metropolitan area.

Facilities Include

Gynecology rotations are done at University Hospital and Crouse Hospital. University Hospital is a 350-bed facility which is staffed entirely by College of Medicine full-time and clinical faculty. It also houses office, out-patient, teaching, and research facilities. Crouse Hospital, a private 600-bed facility, is a major affiliate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. The obstetrics rotation are done entirely at this hospital.

Close collaboration with nearby health facilities is ongoing. A balanced experience is offered in the community hospital setting as well as in the tertiary care programs of our University Hospital.

Training Areas

  • Fetal monitoring
  • Sonography - Abdominal and Transvaginal
  • Caesarean Hysterectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Urodynamics
  • Laser surgery
  • All Methods of Contraception

New training areas are being continuously developed in response to changes in medical practice.

Residency and Fellowship Programs at Upstate Medical University


  • Each resident is assigned a clinic session and his/her patients are followed continuously throughout residency.
  • The resident's academic training is further enhanced by research projects.
  • During the third year, residents present a formal case review and, in the fourth year, residents give a formal research project presentation.
  • The results of residents' research are presented annually during a spring Senior and Chief Residents' Scientific Forum.