Message from the Dean of the School of Medicine

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Dean, School of Medicine

Academic medicine is superior medical care. It brings together the brightest minds in medicine who work collaboratively to bring the best ideas from the research lab to the bedside to benefit our patients.

Such innovations are taking place daily at Stony Brook Medicine, fostered by teams of clinicians and researchers, working under the leadership of some of the most forward-looking visionaries in their respective fields.

In this issue of Medicine Today, you’ll meet some of those renowned leaders at Stony Brook Medicine – from new Chairs of the departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgery and Anesthesiology, to new Chiefs of the divisions of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Critical Care; and Pediatric Nephrology.

Not to be forgotten, we are also highlighting some of the many recent achievements of our faculty, who have earned national recognitions ranging from the Kuwait Prize for distinguished scientific achievement to the “Minnies” award for Scientific Paper of the Year in Radiology. We are spotlighting some of our latest medical innovations, our new LEARN curriculum for the School of Medicine and our rising rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Last but not least, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary of the School of Medicine, we are focused on our future, with the groundbreaking of our new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. A video animation of the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building and Children’s Hospital expansion tells the story of our plans in ways that mere words cannot.

Indeed, the next 40 years are filled with even greater possibilities and promise, as we build new facilities that will incubate even more of the best ideas in medicine!


Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine

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