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Sei Iwai, an electrophysiologist, has joined Stony Brook University Medical Center as professor of clinical medicine, director of the Complex Arrhythmia Ablation Program, and director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program. Appointed by David L. Brown, chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and co-director, Stony Brook Heart Center, Iwai is the latest appointment to SBUMC’s section of cardiac electrophysiology, the largest academic electrophysiology program in New York State. Iwai’s clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of complex arrhythmias. He has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe on various topics related to cardiac electrophysiology. Iwai will…

Kaitlyn Suarez (front left) donated a Plasma TV, Wii system, Blue Ray DVD system, DVDs, and Wii games to the Stony Brook University Medical Center Pediatrics Unit. Suarez spent time in the SBUMC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit battling cancer. Her Shoram/Wading River High School lacrosse coach Bob Vlahakis (right) and teammates held a benefit in her name at a school lacrosse game that raised money for Suarez. She decided to use the money to give back to SBUMC and purchased gifts for pediatric inpatients. Also pictured with Suarez are Corinne Wiederkehr and Codi Mullen. 

The Department of Urology is again ranked among the top 50 in the “America’s Best Hospitals” August 2009 issue of U.S.News & World Report. This is the second time SBUMC and the Department has received the distinction as one of the best urology programs nationwide, joining the ranks of institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and the Mayo Clinic. The 2009-10 listing of America’s Best Hospitals can be found at www.usnews.com/besthospitals SBUMC was one of only four hospitals highlighted in New York State and the only Long Island hospital so ranked in urology. The program had the second highest…

The Baldwin brothers, along with other acting, music, and sports stars, took part in the Annual Celebrity Golf Outing benefitting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, which supports research at Stony Brook University Medical Center investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. The event raised $170,000 and took place on July 20 at the Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James. The golf outing was a mixing and mingling of sports and entertainment personalities, such as NFL great Otis Anderson, former New York Yankee star Bernie Williams, John Melendez of The Tonight Show, and some of the…

The Prostate Care Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a New York State Proclamation from Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney in recognition of the program’s prostate cancer screening efforts throughout Suffolk County. The Proclamation was presented to Howard L. Adler, medical director of the program; Arlene Shaw, nursing director; and staff at a ceremony held during a screening at the North Lindenhurst Fire Department in August. The Prostate Care Program at SBUMC has screened nearly 14,000 men in Suffolk County for the disease since the outreach program began approximately 15 years ago. The program has partnered with various organizations…

The 2009 Summer Soiree, presented by the National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, raised $175,000 to benefit research at Center, the only one of its kind in the region. The event took place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on July 29. Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band, stole the evening as 360 attendees danced the night away for a good cause. The Summer Soiree is an annual benefit where guests dress in denim chic to fit the season. The event included music, dance, dining, and a silent auction. This year, philanthropists Cynthia…

Jared M. Huston has joined the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center in the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns. Appointed in July as assistant professor of surgery by Todd K. Rosengart, interim chair, Department of Surgery, Huston joins a growing department that has added seven new surgeons in 2009. Huston, a Stony Brook University School of Medicine graduate, returns to SBUMC following his residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. He also held the position of research fellow at The Feinstein Institute for Medical…

The Department of Orthopaedics has established an endowment to advance research and support musculoskeletal education. Lawrence C. Hurst, Marie A. Badalamente, and Edward D. Wang contributed to this endowment fund with a $10,000 gift that stems from a national award that the group received from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) earlier in the year. “Establishing the endowment and using part of the funds from our award is the right thing to do for the department, residents, and patients,” said Hurst, who is chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. “We should all give back, and this is one way…

“Help Tackle Pediatric Cancer” Football Fundraiser on September 19 Benefits “Play Fit-Stay Fit!” Program The Seawolves football home opener on Saturday, September 19, at 6:00 pm against Brown is more than a kick off to the season. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Sunrise Fund, which promotes awareness about childhood cancer and raises funds for several special initiatives at SBUMC and its Pediatric Oncology Program. The game will also provide many pediatric oncology patients their first opportunity to watch their favorite Stony Brook student-athletes in action. Proceeds from this year’s game will support “Play Fit-Stay Fit!,” a…

Todd K. Rosengart, professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery. He had been interim chair of the department since August 2008. With 40 faculty members and nearly 50 physicians in training including residents and fellows, the Department of Surgery comprises the divisions of Breast Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Colon and Rectal Surgery; General Surgery, Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care; Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (ENT); Pediatric Surgery; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Upper Gastrointestinal and General Oncologic Surgery; and Vascular Surgery.  A nationally recognized leader…

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