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Message from The Dean

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD
Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Dean, School of Medicine

Steel is rising from the foundations laid for the new Hospital Pavilion that will house the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, and the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building. It is an apt metaphor for what is occurring at Stony Brook Medicine.

Groundwork has been laid for the past four years, and now the efforts are yielding tangible results. Our strategic vision is quickly becoming a reality. And not just in terms of construction.

New faculty have come on board to assume key leadership positions. Grants have been received to develop new biomedical informatics tools for cancer research. Philanthropic support is nearing targeted levels for the Children’s Hospital. And Stony Brook Medicine has claimed a new leadership role in determining how Suffolk County providers will care for, and get reimbursed for, Medicaid and uninsured patients through the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. We have also been designated as one of 10 New York state hospitals to care for Ebola patients.

Change, it seems, is the only constant. But these changes are changes for the better. New facilities, new leaders and new directions bode well for the future of Stony Brook Medicine. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of these latest developments in this issue of Medicine Today.


Ken Kaushansky, MD
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine

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