Upstate People

Twenty-seven Upstate medical students were elected to the Upstate Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for demonstrating excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. The candidates were nominated and elected by peers within their class. Class of 2017 student members include Kiran Aravapalli, Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, Bishen Bedi, Alexandra Bachman, Tara Brenner, Melissa Buchan, Kethia Eliezer, Abigail Franco, Ian Kratzke, Kaitlin Kyi, Kimberly Laxton, Annette Liem, Kathryn Leyens, Sarah Lopez, Alicia Marhefka, Lauren McDonough, Shane O’Brien, John Pyun, David Quinzi, Kyle Richardson, Rhea Rubin, Heli Shah, Garrett Smith, Brielle Stanton, Elizabeth Wei-McIntosh, Yulia Vabishchevich, and Olivia Yost.

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

Upstate In the News

Rainer Gruessner, MD, and Mark Laftavi, MD, were quoted in a July 8 Syracuse.com article about the first pancreas transplant performed at Upstate since 2005.

Richard Cantor, MD, was quoted in a NewsChannel 9 new report about the upcoming opening of Upstate’s new Pediatric Emergency Department.

In Memoriam: Our Upstate Family

William J. Patla, retiree
Mental Heath Therapy Aide, Nursing, 4B Psychiatry

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