A Trend-Setting Academic Medical Center

The Stony Brook Ophthalmology Residency is based at the University Medical Center at Stony Brook, one of only two medical schools and tertiary care facilities on Long Island. With exceptional faculty, dedicated staff, and National Institute of Health-sponsored research programs, our medical center has excelled in delivering world-class health care, training the next generation of committed and highly competent physicians, and research. Stony Brook University Medical Center has grown into a diverse, forward-looking institution that serves the varied needs of young, old, rich, poor, critically ill, and healthy patients. Committed to ensuring accessible health care to a wider range of patients, the medical center has also developed a network of community-based outpatient and primary care centers.

Stony Brook University Medical Center features:

  • Over 600,000 people visit the medical center yearly for physician care, inpatient and ambulatory services. This includes 35,000 inpatient, 90,000 emergency room, and 500,000 outpatient visits.
  • The hospital boasts 540 beds, including 9 intensive care units for problems including medical and surgical critical care, cardiovascular, burn, pediatric, and neonatal; a bone marrow transplant unit; a new high-tech Heart Center with state-of-the art catheterization, electrophysiology, and non-invasive facilities.
  • Clinical centers of excellence include Cardiac, Cancer, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, and many others.
  • Level One Trauma Center—the only one in Suffolk
  • Psychiatric Emergency referral center for Suffolk County
  • Many doctors at Stony Brook are listed in the New York magazine’s “Best Doctors”
  • The affiliated Long Island State Veteran’s Home is home to 360 inpatient long-term care patients, located right across the street from the medical center.

The School of Medicine has grown model interdisciplinary medical education programs and has developed a reputation for high quality clinical programs. The Stony Brook School of Medicine is known for innovation and leadership in medical education and research. Now in its third decade, the School guides the basic and clinical sciences curricula at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels. A few noteworthy facts about the School:

  • Stony Brook is home to an NIH-funded General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), one of roughly 70 in the country.
  • We train nearly 500 medical students and over 480 medical residents and fellows each year, making Stony Brook one of the foremost institutions of higher medical education in the country
  • In 2011, Stony Brook School of Medicine and Health Science Center raised funding and invested nearly 100 million dollars in research.
  • School of Medicine serves as a biomedical research hub, collaborating with researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratories and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.
  • The School’s Center for Molecular Medicine hosts and fosters collaborative efforts in basic and translational research.
  • Stony Brook is the birthplace of numerous biomedical advances, including abcisimab (ReoPro™) and the first use of microwave catheter technology.
  • Affiliated programs within the Health Sciences include the Graduate Program in Public Health; Dental School; School of Nursing; Health Technology and Management; School of Social Welfare
  • Recipient of highly competitive “K-30” grant to train young physicians in Clinical Research.
  • MART BulidingNew Construction of the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building
  • Vital to the future of both Stony Brook University and health care in the Long Island region, the 250,000-square-foot MART building will be located on the University’s Academic Medical Center campus and will house eight floors devoted to imaging, neurosciences, and cancer research.