Deborah Young Bradshaw, MD is a native of upstate New York. She has been a faculty member since 1990 and has served as Program Director since 2006. She graduated from Wellesley College and SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her neurology residency at Boston University and a fellowship in Electromyography at the Lahey Clinic. Her interests include clinical neuromuscular disease, medical ethics, medical education and creative writing on medical and non-medical subject matter.
Dr. Bradshaw was the recipient of the Institution's first "Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Program Director Award" in 2008. This award is given annually by the Graduate Medical Education office to recognize leadership and commitment to the residency program and institution.
Dr. Bradshaw was recognized in 2014 with a national Neurology Program Director Award by the American Academcy of Neurology's Consortium of Neurology Program Directors.
Dr. Mejico received his MD from the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina, and completed his Neurology residency at Georgetown University followed by a Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Otology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He currently is Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Upstate and has ably served as Medical Director of the Neurology Ambulatory Services since 2006.
Dr. Mejico is an active clinical investigator, and has been supported by several grants from the NIH since 2005, as well as many industry supported trials. He has co-authored over 25 manuscripts and book chapters, and has presented his research at major conferences throughout North and South America. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and reviews regularly for leading journals. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Society, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Mary Phelan is a native of Upstate New York. She worked in the airline industry for over 20 years prior to joining Upstate. She started in the Research Administration Office in 2002 and joined the Department of Neurology in 2005 as program administrator. In 2009, Mary took the TAGME (Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education) certification examination for Neurology and was recertified in 2014. She is one of approximately 15 Neurology administrators in the country who have this added qualification.
What does this means to you as a resident? It shows our program's commitment to excellence in education. The National Board for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education establishes standards for the profession, to acknowledge the expertise needed to successfully manage graduate medical education programs and recognize those administrators who have achieved competence in all areas related to the profession.
Mary was the recipient of the Institution's Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator of the year award in 2012. In 2016 Mary received the program coordinator recognition award from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).