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What you should know about genetic testing

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Bonnie BraddockUpstate certified genetic counselor Bonnie Braddock, MPH, CGC, explains genetic testing — what it is, when to consider getting tested, and the importance of seeking professional genetic counseling.  Learn more about: The Breast Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.


Excellus grant to pay for EKG machines for Central New York rescue squads

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Jay ScottArthur Vercillo MDJay Scott, director of education programs for Upstate’s Emergency Medicine Department, is joined by Dr. Arthur Vercillo, local surgeon and regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, to discuss a $30,000 grant from Excellus that will pay for EKG machines for volunteer rescue squads across Central New York.  The grant will provide life-saving cardiac care equipment for ambulance and rescue squads across five counties.

Read the story: Ambulances get new life-saving equipment

Upstate medical graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Dr. Patrick Basile describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile, who is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was on campus to address the Upstate medical community.


Beware of health information on the Internet

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Aakash Aggarwal MBBSDr. Aakash Aggarwal warns that not all health information you read or watch on YouTube is credible, based upon a study he conducted of 300 YouTube videos on gallstones, and found that only 64 percent contained credible advice.


9/2/12 Upstate unveils new mobile web app

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Darcy DibiaseUpstate’s Darcy DiBiase and software developer Eric Hinman unveil a new mobile web application, better known as “the Upstate App!”. The app serves as an extension of Upstate’s website by bringing information about their programs and services, and so much more, to the public on the go.

For more information, or to download the app, go to

2/5/12 Upstate unveils its new ‘Find a Doc’ feature on website

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

John B McCabe, MD, FACEP Lynn Shepard Scott Dr. John McCabe, Upstate University Hospital CEO, and Lynn Shepard Scott, a hospital administrator, discuss the new ‘Find a Doc’ feature now available on Upstate’s website.

To try it out, go to University Hospital’s home page at and click on ‘find a doctor’ on the left side of the page.

12/4/11 Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Randolph Chitwood, Jr. MDDr. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. is one of the world leaders in minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve surgery, and recognized as the first heart surgeon to perform robot-assisted heart valve surgery in North America. Chitwood currently serves as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Sr. Vice Chancellor at East Carolina University.

10/16/11 Should Your Doctor Be Your Facebook Friend?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Robert Olick, JDAaron Stupple

Upstate bioethicist Robert Olick and 4th year medical student Aaron Stupple discuss the ethical and legal considerations for doctors who want to have a presence on Facebook and other social media.