Suzanne D. Fields, MD
Leslie P. and Muriel Oberleder Professor in Geriatric Medicine
Suzanne D. Fields, MD, teaches and oversees geriatric educational initiatives as Chief of the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She was named the Leslie P. and Muriel Oberleder Professor in Geriatric Medicine in 1996, and has both made significant contributions to the field of geriatrics and established a distinguished geriatrics program at Stony Brook University.
In keeping with Muriel Oberleder’s vision for an endowed professorship, Dr. Fields has used her time at Stony Brook to train medical professionals so that the care of older patients is a priority. During her tenure, she has established the University’s affiliation with the Long Island Veteran’s Home in Stony Brook, created a geriatrics curriculum, coordinated conferences on geriatric education, and published an extensive range of topics related to her field.
Dr. Fields completed her residency at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut and received a fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell in 1993. Dr. Fields is also the Director of The Long Island Geriatric Education Center, serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs, and is a Hartford Senior Geriatrics Leadership Scholar.