Upstate People

Steve Marks has been named the director of IMT-Educational Communications. Marks joined Educational Communications in1983 and has served as associate director for multimedia and technical services for the past 15 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English/communications from LeMoyne College. Marks succeeds Joseph Smith who retired last month.


Kathryn Spinek, RN, BSN, has been named nurse manager /patient service supervisor-Ambulatory for the Radiation Oncology/Gamma Knife Departments in the Upstate Cancer Center. Spinek has significant experience in surgical and hematology oncology. She holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Keuka College and is pursuing her master’s degree in nurse education.

Andrea Bleyle, RHIT, has been named the director of Clinical Data Services, following the retirement of Ginny Keenan. Bleyle most recently was director of Health Information Management at Desert Oasis Healthcare in Palm Springs, CA. Previously, she held quality and HIM management positions in Radiology and at the Regional Oncology Center at Upstate.

Visit Welcome to Upstate for a list of new employees who joined Upstate Medical University in June.

Upstate In the News

Timothy Endy, MD, MPH, was quoted in several media outlets, including the pharma industry’s trade platform about a promising vaccine candidate that protects pre-adolescents to adults against dengue.

A visit by members of the Syracuse Chiefs to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital on July 29 was featured in

Mention of Upstate University Hospital as the only major hospital in the state that posts nurse-to-patient ratios for various units on its website was featured in and in

Upstate’s National Cancer Survivors Day celebration in June was featured in the National Cancer Survivors Day Coping Magazine.

In Memoriam: Our Upstate Family

Visit In Memoriam for a complete list of current Upstate employees, retirees, volunteers, and students who have passed away.