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There were hugs and happy tears all around, when 23 Stony Brook Medicine staff members returned home on November 8 after more than two weeks of treating patients in Puerto Rico. Family and friends were waiting in the hospital lobby as the group bounded off the bus from Newark Airport. Holding up handmade “Welcome Home” signs, loved ones let loose with applause and cries of “I missed you!” and the more generic but equally heartfelt “Woo-hoo!” Puerto Rico has been crippled since Hurricane Maria slammed into the island. Some people were left homeless by the storm. Others searched in vain…

David Mark Silberhartz, MD, a 1980 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine, has been a psychiatrist for 33 years and is passionate about helping other physicians join his profession. He recently established the Silberhartz Family Award to provide funds to medical school graduates who are entering their residency training to become psychiatrists. The grant will be awarded for the first time next spring. “I hope to help attract the best and brightest students into psychiatry,” Dr. Silberhartz said. The Silberhartz Family Award is funded through a family trust that was set up years ago. “My parents taught my…

Of all the newborns to receive specialized care in the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), nearly 100 per year have a birthweight of 3 pounds or less. At that size, head circumference is often no larger than an orange, hands can barely grip an adult thumb and a foot — when birth weight hovers just over 1 pound — can be as small as a penny. Thankfully, Suffolk County’s smallest and most vulnerable citizens have access to technology and expert care delivered by Suffolk County’s premier neonatal team. In support of this tradition of excellence, Jim…

SEPTEMBER 2017 James Gasperino ’99 has recently become the Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Vice President for Critical Care, Perioperative and Hospitalist Medicine, as well as Associate Chief Medical Officer at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is also Senior Faculty at Mount Sinai Health System. Evelyn Marienberg ’88  was named one of Newsday’s Top Doctors for Radiation Oncology in July 2017. Janet Martino ’83 is an Independent Consultant in Healthcare Information Technology. Jay Motola ’82 has been a part of the Department of Urology at Mount Sinai for the last 3 years and is presently the president -elect…

School of Medicine welcomes 136 students, largest class in history, at White Coat Ceremony Future physicians took the Hippocratic Oath and donned physician-in-training white coats for the first time at Stony Brook University’s traditional White Coat Ceremony, the 20th annual event held on August 13 at the Student Activities Center. The incoming class of 136 students is the largest in the school’s history. The Class of 2021 is a diverse group with varied backgrounds ranging from Long island natives to international students. While more than one-third of the students are from Long Island, many come from all areas of New…

This edition of Medicine Today highlights a truly transformative moment in the development of Stony Brook Medicine. On Aug. 1, we celebrated Southampton Hospital joining the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system, giving residents of the East End even greater access to the most advanced medical care, closer to home. Bringing these two institutions together provides new opportunities to train our providers in a community-based setting — in the “real world” outside the boundaries of academia. At the same time, we are bringing Stony Brook Medicine to Southampton, with improved access to leading specialists, groundbreaking research and advanced technology. Also in…

Dear Fellow Graduates and Colleagues, Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of Medicine Today. The School of Medicine Alumni Board continues to strive to support our medical students and engage alumni. Since the spring, we have welcomed the Class of ’92 back to Stony Brook for their reunion, and joined the Class of ’12 at their 5 year reunion in Manhattan. It was great to hear the paths that everyone has taken since graduating from Stony Brook. Our biggest and most proud day was when we welcomed our largest incoming class of 136 medical students at the White Coat and Distinguished Alumnus…

Celebrating a new vision for East End medicine, more than 100 gathered on Aug. 21 to commemorate Stony Brook Southampton Hospital joining the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system. “Today signifies a bold step forward in realizing a new vision for bringing advanced medical care closer to home for residents of the East End of Long Island,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “We have raised a new flag and unveiled a new sign over the hospital entrance to symbolically signify the start of a new era for what is now called Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.” “Today…

Research ideas like immunotherapy for early stage breast cancer treatment and novel PET tracer development for breast cancer imaging are driving a groundbreaking idea at the Stony Brook Cancer Center: Prevention is the cure. Each of these innovative studies use a Stony Brook-developed MRI technique to examine breast tissue and determine quickly and safely if a novel therapy may be effective at preventing breast cancer development. The use of such sensitive MRI equipment allows researchers and doctors to test pioneering interventions quickly so they can offer them to patients as a standard of care moving forward. Such innovation, however, wouldn’t…

Stony Brook University has welcomed Southampton Hospital, hereafter known as Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, as a member of the Stony Brook Medicine health system, announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, and Ken Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. As such, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will now provide care under Stony Brook University Hospital’s New York State operating license. “Today we celebrate a unique opportunity in which academic medicine and community medicine can come together to benefit our entire region,” said Dr. Stanley. “As a result of the State’s comprehensive…

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