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August 12, 2004
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Manlius physician named to Upstate Medical University Council

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Michael R. O’Leary, M.D., corporate medical director of the Laboratory Alliance of Central New York and director of laboratories at Community General Hospital, has been named to the Council of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University by Gov. George Pataki. O’Leary earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate’s College of Medicine in 1978.

O’Leary’s term on the Council will run through June 30, 2009. He fills the seat of Raymond Traver, M.D., whose term has expired.

A native Cortland, O’Leary received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in 1974. After medical school he had a series of residency experiences at SUNY Upstate and at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, serving as chief resident in clinical pathology at SUNY Upstate from 1981 to 1982.

An active member of many national societies related to clinical pathology, management and physician issues, O’Leary serves as a clinical associate professor of pathology at SUNY Upstate.

O’Leary has been honored twice by SUNY Upstate. In 1995 he received the President ’s Award for Voluntary Faculty Service, and in 2002, he and his wife, Colleen O’Leary, M.D., SUNY Upstate professor of anesthesia, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service.

O’Leary and his wife reside in Manlius.

The Council to the Upstate Medical University is composed of the Governor’s appointees, a representative of the student body and a member of the alumni association. It meets 10 times a year to consider business of the university and provide a community perspective to SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.

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