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Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD Knapp Chair in Pediatrics, Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice President for Clinical Programs and Strategy for Stony Brook Medicine Pediatrics Renaissance School of Medicine


Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, is the Knapp Chair in Pediatrics and Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University and Vice President for Clinical Programs and Strategy for Stony Brook Medicine.

Dr. McGovern is a Distinguished Alumnus of Stony Brook University and earned her medical and doctoral degrees at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society, followed by residency training in Pediatrics and fellowships in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics at Mount Sinai Hospital.

After completion of her training Dr. McGovern joined the faculty at Mount Sinai where she was Professor and Vice Chair of Genetics. She also was the Program Director of the NIH funded General Clinical Research Center.

In 2007, she became Chair of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine (now the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University), where she led the marked expansion of the clinical, education and research programs of the department, including the construction of the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital, which opened in 2019.

In her current roles, Dr. McGovern is leading the Stony Brook Medicine Clinically Integrated Network, which includes initiatives to ensure high-quality care is delivered in the most appropriate setting.


  • Medical School, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Pediatrics
  • Internship, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Pediatrics
  • Fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Genetics