Patricia J. Numann, MD
- Professor Emeritus, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Patricia J. Numann, MD serves as the alumni representative to the Upstate Council. She has spent her entire medical education and career at SUNY Upstate, graduating in 1965. She trained in general surgery and joined the faculty rising to the Lloyd S Rogers Professor of Surgery prior to her retirement in 2007. She has been on the Alumni board since 1978, serving as President and receiving their Distinguished Alumni award. Her clinical interest was in Endocrine and breast surgery. Her academic interest was in Surgical education. Her social cause was empowerment of women. She founded the Association of Women Surgeons and served as its first President. She has also served as President of the Association for Surgical Education and the American College of Surgeons. She has been honored to receive the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor And The SUNY Distinguished Service Professor designation as well as an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from SUNY Upstate. She enjoys honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Thailand. She was awarded the International Society of Surgeon Prize and the American College of Surgeons Lifetime Achievement award.