Upstate News

January 27, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

John F. Cardella, M.D., named professor, chairman and chief of radiology at State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse

John F. Cardella, M.D., has been named professor and chair of the department of radiology at the College of Medicine of State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse. Dr. Cardella also will serve as chief of radiology for University Hospital. The appointment was announced by John B. McCabe, M.D., vice dean and vice president for clinical affairs.

Dr. Cardella comes to the SUNY Health Science Center from Pennsylvania State University Hospital at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., where he served as professor of radiology and chief of cardiovascular /interventional (CV/I) radiology since 1989.

“Dr. Cardella is a young, energetic physician/scientist who has been successful at each stop in his career,” said Dr. McCabe. “We will look to him to bring about a renewal of the Department of Radiology at the Health Science Center and University Hospital by increasing productivity, reinvigorating the teaching and research components of the department and introducing new technology. One of his first tasks has been to oversee a process to ensure that customers are understood and served well with the resources available to us.”

A native of Greensburg, Pa., Dr. Cardella attended secondary school in Midland, Mich. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s innovative Integrate Flexible Medical Curriculum (INTEFLEX) in 1978 with a combined B.S. in biomedical sciences and medicine. In 1996-97, Dr. Cardella, participated in the Physician Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard University School of Business.

Dr. Cardella received his graduate medical education in the Midwest.

He served his internship in family practice at the University of Minnesota and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He then pursued fellowship experiences in cardiovascular and interventional radiology and cardiac pathology.

Previously, he was director of CV/I Radiology at the Metropolitan Mount Sinai Medical Center in Minneapolis.

A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr. Cardella has more than 50 scientific presentations and 60 publications to his credit. He has contributed ten chapters to books and has developed many teaching materials, including “CV/I Radiology Procedural Manual,” a seminal teaching manual for faculty and residents.

Dr. Cardella is a diplomate to the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Radiology. He holds the American Board of Radiology Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

He and his wife, Kay, are the parents of two sons, John, 18, and Michael, 11.

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