Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs at the Renaissance School of Medicine!

The mission of the Office of Faculty Affairs is to provide support to Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University faculty, particularly in the areas of career advancement, faculty development, professional satisfaction, faculty mentoring and faculty diversity and inclusion.

Renaissance School of Medicine Faculty Awards 2022

The Renaissance School of Medicine is excited to announce the open call for nominations for the the 2022 Faculty Awards.

It is time again to recognize the excellent work being done by our faculty in the areas of teaching, clinical service, research, and mentoring — all critical aspects of the mission of the School of Medicine.

Nominations will be accepted through midnight, July 31, 2022. Please click here to submit your nomination. Awards will be presented at our Annual Faculty Awards Ceremony in the Fall 2022. Award recipients will have their name added to the award recipient plaque in RSOM and receive a $1000 (except where noted).

Dr. Carol Carter and Dr. Vincent Yang Appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors

Congratulations to our new Distinguished Professors, Drs Carol Carter and Vincent Yang! Dr. Carter from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is recognized for her seminal work on how pathogens escape from infected cells by exploiting cellular machinery, and thus led to a new approach to antiviral HIV drug development. Dr. Yang is the Chair of the Department of Medicine, and his work focuses on identifying the causes and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He studies Krüppel-like factors (KLFs), a group of proteins with important physiologic functions, including the ability to convert somatic cells to induced pleuripotenti stem cells with remarkable therapeutic potential.

Carol Carter Vincent Yang

Dr. Carol Carter
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Dr. Vincent Yang
Departments of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics

SUNY Chancellors Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 SUNY Chancellor’s Awardees, recognized for their outstanding contributions to our school!

Todd Griffin Susan Larson Kaveh Sadigh

Dr. Todd Griffin
Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Excellence in Faculty Service

Dr. Susan Larson
Anatomical Sciences
Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Kaveh Sadigh
Department of Medicine
Excellence in Teaching

Jessica Koos Mary J. Allen  

Jessica Koos
HSC Library
Excellence in Librarianship

Mary J. Allen
Office of the Dean RSOM
Excellence in Professional Service


Stony Brook Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Clinton Rubin, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering on 2022 Outstanding Mentor Award and to Dr. David Montrose from the Department of Pathology on SBU Faculty Trustees Award!

Clinton Rubin David Montrose

Dr. Clinton Rubin
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Outstanding Mentor Award

Dr. David Montrose
Department of Pathology
SBU Faculty Trustees Award

SUNY Clinical Leadership Academy

We are delighted to present the inaugural class of RSOM Graduates of the SUNY Clinical Leadership Academy aiming to to support the development of high-potential physicians to serve as physician leaders and support SUNY’s academic medical centers. The SUNY Clinical Leadership Academy officially launched on June 8, 2021 and concluded on January 25, 2022.


  • Azin Abazari, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Residency Program Director / Mentor: Dr. Robert Honkanen
  • Thomas Corrado, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of Perioperative Services / Mentor Dr. Sergio Bergese
  • Bettina Fries, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief Infectious Disease / Mentor Dr. Vincent Yang
  • Sandeep Mallipattu, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief Nephrology / Mentor Dr. Vincent Yang
  • Stephen Probst, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Division Chief of Neuroanesthesia/ENT Anesthesia / Mentor Dr. Kenneth Rosenfeld
  • Sritha Rajupet, Director of Population Based Health Initiatives; Deputy Director Division of Graduate Medical Education / Mentor Dr. Dorothy Lane
  • Massimiliano Spaliviero, Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology; Attending Surgeon / Mentor Dr. Wayne Waltzer

Many thanks also go to Dr. Laura Fochtmann, Dr. Margaret McGovern, Dr. Julie Agris and the faculty of the Program in Health Policy & Management for teaching and participating in the Academy.


LINCATS Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Career Development Program

Congratulations to Drs April Castillo (Family, Population and Preventive Medicine) and Amanda Levinson (Psychiatry) for their selection as the inaugural 2021 awardees for the Long Island Network for Clinical and Translational Science (LINCATS) Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Career Development Program.

Dr. Castillo's project is titled 'Assessing whether antenatal colostrum expression improves duration of breastfeeding and rates of breastfeeding exclusivity'.

Dr. Levinson's project is titled 'Developing an Ecologically Valid Toolkit for the Assessment of Postpartum Maternal Reward Responsiveness'.

2021 Miriam and David Donoho Academy of Clinical & Educational Scholars Fellows
Junior Fellow Senior Scholar
Dr. Glennis Alvarado
Dept Medicine
Dr. Michelle Ballan
Dept Family, Population & Prev. Medicine
Dr. Lauren Maloney
Dept Emerg. Medicine
Dr. Stephen Post
Dept Family, Population & Prev. Medicine
Dr. Theofano Orfanelli
Dept ObGyn
Dr. Stephen Vitkun
Dept Anesthesiology
Dr. Miguel Saldivar
Dept Medicine
Dr. Luis Marcos
Dept Medicine
Dr. Kathleen Scarbrough
Dept Family, Population & Prev. Medicine
Dr. Barbara Nemesure
Dept Family, Population & Prev. Medicine
New Faculty Orientation

The schedule of sessions will be announced soon.

To more information, please contact Kimberly Malamutt.