Upstate News

February 19, 2010
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Steven Scheinman, M.D., named to state panel on graduate medical education

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University, has been appointed by Gov. David Paterson to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME).

The 30-member council advises the governor and heath commissioner on the formulation and implementation of state policies relating to graduate medical education, including primary care training and practice, consortia development, minority participation in graduate medical education and healthcare reform.

Scheinman, a member of the Upstate faculty since 1984, holds key positions with various associations, including as officer of the Associated Medical Schools of New York and as member of the administrative board of the Association of American Medical College’s Council of Deans.

A board certified physician in internal medicine and nephrology, Scheinman has been featured in Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in America. He is an attending physician at University and Crouse hospitals and at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, in Syracuse.
Scheinman’s research has concentrated on the genetics of renal failure and kidney stones, funded for many years by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and other agencies. He has received the SUNY Chancellor’s Research Recognition Award (2002), SUNY Upstate’s President’s Award for Excellence and Leadership in Research (2001) and the Charles R. Ross Research Award (1992), among others.

Scheinman resides in Syracuse.

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