Medical Centers & Hospitals

Academic Medical Centers and Hospitals

Each of the SUNY academic medical centers is comprised of multiple schools for medical and allied health professions:

University at Buffalo

Aerial view of UBuffalo Medical Building

The University at Buffalo aligns their medical education, research and clinical care with their clinical and research partners — including Buffalo General Medical Center, the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, the Gates Vascular Institute, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and UBMD Physicians Group practices in Conventus.

Their location builds on UB’s many successful research investments in biomedicine downtown, including UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Informatics and the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics.

Downstate Medical Center

Downstate Medical Center hospital

Located in Brooklyn, NY, Downstate Medical Center has achieved remarkable success in its mission as a medical university since its founding in 1860. From its start as a single school of medicine, it has grown to encompass five colleges and schools, a teaching hospital, and a growing research and biotechnology complex with a rich history of commitment to educational access, community service, and student and faculty diversity.

Downstate plays an important role, nationally and regionally, in the physician and healthcare-professional supply chain, holding the distinction of being the top producer of physicians in New York State and New York City.

A distinct and diverse population of students attend Downstate Medical, the majority of which come from Brooklyn itself and the New York City region. Many students are from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, and many are immigrants or children of immigrants just getting their start in American society.

College of Optometry

The SUNY College of Optometry building exterior.

Founded in 1971 and located in New York City, the State University of New York College of Optometry is a leader in education, research and patient care, offering the Doctor of Optometry degree as well as MS and PhD degrees in Vision Science. The College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Its four-year professional degree program and residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association.

The University Eye Center, one of the largest eye-and-vision care clinics in the country examining approximately 70,000 patients annually, is the patient-care facility of the State University of New York College of Optometry.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University hospital building at dusk.

On the eastern end of Long Island, Stony Brook University Medicine is training the next generation of healthcare providers — over 1,000 medical students, residents and fellows — at the largest single-site employer on Long Island. Stony Brook University Hospital is Long Island’s premier academic medical center with the delivery of world class medical care to 34,000 inpatients, 105,000 emergency room patients and more than 800,000 outpatients annually.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties. A campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees.

The Long Island Veterans Home strives to bring the most advanced medical technology and best practices to care for our Heroes. This has helped them earn the reputation as a leader among the nation's 150 State Veterans Homes as well as private long term care and rehabilitation care providers. Additionally, our veterans truly benefit from the relationship with Stony Brook Medicine. As one of the few "teaching nursing homes" in the United Stares, Long Island Veterans Home is proud to carry out its mission to train the next generation of physicians, nurses, therapists, dieticians, social workers and administrators as it relates to the care of those who need skilled nursing and/or post acute rehabilitation.

Upstate Medical University

Upstate Medical University hospital at night

In central New York, SUNY Upstate Medical University offers both high quality health care and educational opportunities to Central New York's 1.8 million citizens—and beyond.

At Upstate, more than 1,500 students are educated in four colleges—Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Nursing—as well as on the Binghamton Campus. Five hundred graduate physicians are also hosted in residency and fellowship training programs, along with practitioners who receive continuing education.

The fast-growing research enterprise at Upstate is advanced by faculty who are investigating more than 600 funded research projects.

Dozens of health care services are offered that are unique to the region through Upstate University Hospital, Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus and at outpatient clinics. Upstate Medical also houses the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital to serve the region's children with safe, effective, innovative and family centered care.

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