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Howard R. Sussman, MD, FAAFP ’96

2006 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award Recipient

Howard R. Sussman, MD, FAAFP graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1996 and took his residency in Family Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He was a founding board member of the School of Medicine Alumni Chapter, and served as Volunteer Community Faculty until joining the full-time faculty in the Department of Family Medicine in 2002. In 2004, the American Academy of Family Physicians granted him the Degree of Fellow (FAAFP), which recognizes members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to family medicine, and their professional development through medical education and research.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Sussman has distinguished himself as an exemplary medical educator. In 2005 and again in 2006, he was bestowed the Teacher of the Year Award by the Family Medicine Residency. He has been nationally recognized by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine by election to the Steering Committee for the Group on Predoctoral Education.

Dr. Sussman continues to shape, develop, and improve the curriculum of the School of Medicine. He serves on some of the most vital committees including Admissions Committee, Clinical Course Directors Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, Institutional Ethics Committee, and Objectives and Assessment Committee, and plays a substantive and leadership role on various subcommittees, panels, and task forces.

Currently, as the Director of Family Medicine Predoctoral Education and the Family Medicine Clerkship, Howard Sussman is representing the Stony Brook University School of Medicine – both locally and nationally – as a consummate academic physician.

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