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Donald Pirodsky, MD, on SUNY Upstate Medical University

In addition to receiving his MD from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical Center, Dr. Donald Pirodsky served at the university’s Health Science Center as Attending Psychiatrist from 1976 to 1991 and as Adjunct Attending Psychiatrist from 1991 to 2006. Here, Dr. Pirodsky gives a brief overview of the medical center’s goals and capabilities.

Part of the State University of New York system, SUNY Upstate Medical University is the sole academic medical center in the Central New York region. It generates more than $2 billion for the regional economy, and, with almost 9,500 employees, it is also the largest employer in the area.

The facility engages in cutting-edge biomedical research, focusing on diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders, and disorders of the nervous system. The school’s research agenda emphasizes both clinical and translational research. Serving 1.8 million people, the Upstate University Health System’s centers include the Upstate University Hospital, the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Upstate University Hospital at Community, and a number of satellite sites.


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