Joyce Griffin-Sobel

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing

The faculty at the College of Nursing will prepare you for a fulfilling career in practice, education and research. We are at the forefront of new ventures in nursing education.


Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH

Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH
Appointed 12/28/06
Women's Health Network
4H Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus
4900 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215

315 492-5875

Hospital Campus

  • Community
  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Women's Health Network: Obstetric, Gynecology & Urogynecology, Pelvic Health


Education & Fellowships

  • MPH: SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University, 2011, Public Health
  • MS: University of Rochester Medical Center, 1997, Midwifery

Specialties & Certification

  • Midwifery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Heavy or Extended Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hot Flashes
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Vaginal Infections


  • Adults


  • Colposcopy
  • Compound Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Implantable Contraception
  • Midwife Services
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Services
  • Trial of Labor After Cesarean
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Women's Health


  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Member, Patient Safety Committee; Safe Motherhood Initiative Steering Committee
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Inclusion Member, Inclusion And Diversification Task Force
  • New York State Associatin of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

4/30/14 Screenings for womens health

11/14/13 What you need to know the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer

8/21/13 What is hormone replacement therapy?

9/23/12 Midwifery services at Upstate University Hospital's Community campus

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