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March 14, 2005
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Colleen E. O’Leary, M.D., named interim chair of anesthesiology

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Colleen E. O’Leary, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and medical director for University Hospital’s perioperative services, has been named interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. O’Leary’s appointment is effective April 9. O’Leary succeeds Enrico Camporesi, M.D., who has been named professor and chair of the department of anesthesiology and critical care and associate dean for clinical affairs and professor of physiology at the University of South Florida.

Since joining SUNY Upstate in 1991, O’Leary has been involved in many facets of campus operations through her numerous committee appointments, including the hospital’s operative services planning group and the finance and compliance committee. She also formerly served as director of education for the Department of Anesthesiology.

In recognition of her community involvement, O’Leary and her husband, Michael R. O’Leary, M.D., received the 2002 SUNY Upstate President’s Award for Philanthropic Service. She was recognized for her caring qualities as a physician with the 2000 Anita Award from Hospice of Central New York. She is a past president of Onondaga County Medical Society.

In addition to her work at University Hospital, O’Leary is on staff at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. She is board certified in anesthesiology.

O’Leary earned a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Oswego and her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1978.

A native of Oswego, O’Leary resides in Manlius.

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