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Faculty

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Joseph Capogreco, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Jay M Brenner, MD, FACEP

Medical Director of Community Emergency Department, Professor

Hometown: Woonsocket, RI

Medical School: George Washington University
Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: Research: Ethics, Global Health, Substance Use Disorders;  Organizations: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Ethics Committee, New York ACEP Government Affairs Committee, American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, Onondaga County Medical Society, Upstate Faculty Council;  Non-Academic Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Triathlons, Tennis, Skiing, Golf, Trombone, Guitar

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Syed Adnan, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Rishana Cohen, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Christine Courtney, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Emergency Medicine Residency: East Carolina University

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Dana Finch, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor, Assistant Medical Director of the Oswego Emergency Department 

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: Endurance sports, CrossFit, triathlons, baking cupcakes, great danes

Hometown: Rochester, NY

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Erin Hanley, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director

Hometown: Oneida, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Pediatric Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: Child abuse, pediatric trauma. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, SU sports, NYG football and lake life at our camp.

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Jordan Holliday, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: NAEMSP, teaching/supervising procedures, LEGO, craft beer, dogs, grilling, traveling

Hometown: Oswego, NY

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Paul Klawitter, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Hometown: Hamburg, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate  Medical University

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Research Fellowship: Ohio State

Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Buffalo

Interests: Research in  medical education and cerebrovascular autoregulation, Head Team Physician at Colgate University, skiing, backpacking and canoeing, guitar

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Thomas Lavoie, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Deborah Mann, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospital

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Louise Prince, MD, FACEP

Professor

Hometown: Carlisle, PA

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University-Hershey
Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: ACEP, NYACEP, music/trumpet, participation in faith based volunteer organizations

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Deepali Sharma, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Christopher Tanski, MD, MSEd

Assistant Professor

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Emergency Medicine Residency: Albany medical Center
Emergency Medical Services Fellowship: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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Thomas Weidman, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: Albany Medical College

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Patrick Adcock, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Vincent Calleo, MD

Medical Director, Upstate NY Poison Center, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics 

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Hannah Charland, MD

Assistant professor, Co-director of medical student ultrasound elective, Co-director of faculty development in emergency ultrasound 

Residency: SUNY Upstate University Hospital 

Fellowship: Emergency Ultrasound 

Interests: Emergency ultrasound, women in emergency medicine 

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Gregory P Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, FACEP

Chairman and Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric EM Attending

Hometown: Pittsford, NY

Pediatric Residency: Children's National Medical Center

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center

Interests: Pediatric coin/foreign body ingestion

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Kayla Dueland-Kuhn, MD

Assistant Professor

EM Residency - SUNY Upstate

Fellowship - PEM, SUNY Upstate

Interests - dance, broadway, college football, food

Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Family Medicine Residency: University of Arizona

Emergency Medicine Residency: Kino Community Hospital

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Kevin Gaskin, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Co-Director

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Marvin Heyboer III, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACCWS

Hyperbaric Fellowship Director, Hyperbaric Services Director, Wound Care Center Director, Professor

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency: GRMERC - Michigan State University

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Health System

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Gary Johnson, MD

Hometown: LaGrange, IL

Medical School: University of Virginia

Emergency Medicine Residency:  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Interests: Graduate medical education, regional health care systems

Past Chair

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Brian Kloss, DO, JD

PA Fellowship Director, Associate Professor

Medical School: UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Sarah Mahonski, MD

Assistant Professor

EM Residency - University of Maryland Medical Center

Fellowship - New York City Poison Control Center and New York University Grossman School of Medicine, Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Interests - Caring for the poisoned patient, poison plants, iron poisoning

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Demetrio Muñoz, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

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P David Sadowitz, MD

Associate Professor

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Kelsey Stack, DO

Associate Professor, Vice Chair - Clinical

Hometown: Tully, NY

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: Reading, Hiking the ADK, gardening and of course basketball!

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Asalim Thabet, MD

Associate Professor

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Pediatrics Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: I love spending time with my amazing three sons and family. I enjoy sports, nature, and baking.

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Matthew Camara, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Ultrasound Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Leah Bennett, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine Residency: University of Arizona

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Peter Christiano, MD

Assistant Professor, Team Physician at Colgate University

EM Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine at West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

Interests: mountain biking, being outdoors, Villanova University basketball, Green Bay Packers football, my dog

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Tyler Greenfield, DO

Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Department, Assistant Professor

Hometown: Homer, NY

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pediatric Residency: Maimonides Infants and Childrens Hospital, Brooklyn NY
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelpha PA

Interests: Family, food and fitness

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Eric Hojnowski, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Samantha Jones, MD

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Risa Farber-Heath, DO

Assistant Professor, Adult AI Assistant Director

Hometown: Homer, NY

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: Turning medical students into residents, playing with my 3 children, hiking, baking, travel, running and living in the country!

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EMS Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Medical Director Tele-Emergency Medicine, Medical Director Physician Response Team, Director of Faculty Development, Associate Professor

Hometown: Orchard Park, NY

Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency: Texas A&M University HSC/Scott & White Memorial Hospital

EMS Fellowship: Texas A&M University HSC/Scott & White Memorial Hospital

Interests: Telemedicine, medical and tactical support for firefighters/law enforcement, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, part-time police officer, radiological emergency response physician for Nine-Mile Nuclear facility, snowboarding, hiking, camping, boating, home-brewing, and coaching basketball

Derek R Cooney, MD, cLEO, FACEP, FAAEM

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Christian Knutsen, MD

Assistant Professor

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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James Mangano, DO

Associate Professor, Medical Director Adult Emergency Department

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Rhonda Philopena, MD

Assistant Professor

Hometown: Cortland, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Emergency Medicine Residency: University of Connecticut
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Interests: Teaching, music, theatre, animals

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William Santiago, MD

Associate Professor

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Ross Sullivan, MD

Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director, Clinical Director Emergency Opioid Bridge Clinic, Assistant Professor

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Emergency Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Matthew Thornton, MD

Associate Professor

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Pediatrics Fellowship: Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Interests: Medical student, resident, and fellow education, Medical Simulation, Quality Improvement, Pediatric Trauma Soccer, Outdoor Activities, Sports, Music, Spending time with my wife and 3 crazy kids!

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