STONY BROOK, NY, December 2, 2020 – Jedan Phillips, MD, Associate Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has been named Associate Dean for Minority Student Affairs. Appointed by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine, Dr. Phillips will work in this capacity to help students achieve their career goals.
Dr. Phillips joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2005. He has since served on the School’s admissions committee, is a faculty advisor for the Stony Brook Chapter the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), and is Director of Stony Brook HOME, the student-run outreach clinic.
“In this new position, my goal is to support and promote the health and well-being of all students in the Renaissance School of Medicine,” says Dr. Phillips. “With encouragement and support, our students have achieved remarkable milestones, and I hope to continue to foster this at many levels during their medical school journey.”
Dr. Phillips holds clinical and educational positions at Stony Brook Medicine and is a community advocate for preventive and primary medical care services for the underserved living in Long Island communities. He has won numerous awards, including the Gold Humanism Award for modeling the very best qualities of a compassionate physician; induction into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha; the Michael Maffetone Service Award, and the establishment of the Jedan Phillips Service award in honor of his service.
In his role as Associate Dean for Minority Student Affairs, Dr. Phillips will work with David Cohen, MD, Director of Student Medical Education.
Dr. Phillips received his MD degree from the University of Maryland and his Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
About Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University:
Established in 1971, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University includes 25 academic departments. The three missions of the School are to advance the understanding of the origins of human health and disease; train the next generation of committed, curious and highly capable physicians; and deliver world-class compassionate healthcare. As a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school, Stony Brook is one of the foremost institutes of higher medical education in the country. Each year the School trains nearly 500 medical students and more than 600 medical residents and fellows. Faculty research includes National Institutes of Health-sponsored programs in neurological diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, infectious diseases, and many other topics. Physicians on the School of Medicine faculty deliver world-class medical care through more than 31,000 inpatient, 108,000 emergency room, and 940,000 outpatient visits annually at Stony Brook University Hospital and affiliated clinical programs, making its clinical services one of the largest and highest quality medical schools on Long Island, New York. To learn more, visit www.medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu.