University Internists, 550 Harrison Street

University Internists
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
Suite I,
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6527
Fax: 315 464-6529
Hours: M, W, Th, F: 8am-5pm Tues: 7am-5pm
Name: Maria Paoff, Team Leader Kylee Deese, MS, RN, Nurse Manager

Maria joined University Internists August 2012. Maria brings 20 + years of Medical/Business Management experience. She has a BS/BA degree from Columbia college.

Kylee Deese, MS, RN is the Nurse Manager for the University Internists office. Her role includes overseeing clinical operations. She has been with the practice since 2015.

University Internists History

University Internists at 550 Harrison St. was opened in the spring of 1986 with one physician, one RN and one support staff. By the fall of 1986 it had quickly grown to three physicians and five exam rooms. Today, we have seven physicians, one nurse practitioner, one physician assistant and 14 exam rooms. We are supported by a team leader, nurse manger and medical office staff that consist of RNs, LPNs, MOAs and clerical staff.  We are a teaching site for residents and medical students.

Our scope of practice includes patients from 18 years of age through geriatrics. Some of our current patients have been with us since our doors opened. In addition to providing primary care, our physicians have additional training in osteoporosis, diabetes, coronary artery disease, COPD, hypertension, obesity, women's health and palliative care.  We currently are not accepting new patients.  To make an appointment, please contact us at 315 464-6527.


A physician is available by phone 24 hours a day and is reached through our office number, 315 464-6527. When patients call after hours, their call will be transferred to the answering service who will relay the message to the on-call physician. The on-call physician will respond to the call as soon as possible.

Life-threatening emergencies: Patients should call 911 for an ambulance to transport them to the nearest hospital or emergency department.


Parking is available in the adjacent lot for a nominal fee.