Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Appoints Dr. Michael Lucchesi Officer-in-Charge of Downstate Medical Center

July 15, 2016

New York City – The State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Lucchesi as officer-in-charge of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His appointment is effective July 15, 2016 and will continue through December 31, 2016 or until SUNY’s Board of Trustees takes other action. SUNY continues its search for a permanent president of the campus.

Dr. Lucchesi will continue to receive his current annual salary.

About Dr. Michael Lucchesi

Dr. Lucchesi has served as professor and chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center since 2013. He has spent the majority of his career at SUNY Downstate Medical Center since joining in July 1994, holding positions within the Department of Emergency Medicine and the College of Medicine.

Prior to joining SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Lucchesi was an instructor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. His clinical experience began in 1988 as an attending physician at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Lucchesi earned his bachelor of science, magna cum laude, from Boston College and his doctor of medicine degree from University del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico. Dr. Lucchesi gained his postgraduate education from St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center, and Lincoln Hospital, all within the five boroughs of New York City.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school and business in the state. In 2015–16, SUNY served nearly 1.3 million students, including nearly 600,000 in credit-bearing courses and programs and more than 700,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in nearly $1 billion of externally sponsored activity each year. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.


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