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Upstate Medical University Announces Appointments in Hospital Leadership

January 3, 2019

We are pleased to congratulate Robert J. Corona, Jr., DO, MBA, a member of the NBOME Board of Directors for being named as chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital.

“Dr. Corona is a brilliant doctor and educator on the forefront of innovation in health care technology. His unique vision, experience, and leadership will certainly be well-utilized as CEO Upstate University Hospital,” said NBOME President , John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd.

Dr. Corona, who has served as interim CEO since March 2018, has led the development and implementation of the Upstate MIND (Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery) at the CNY Biotech Accelerator and served as the John B. Henry Professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, medical director of neuropathology and vice president for innovation and business development. He founded Upstate’s telemedicine program in the 1990s and served as chief medical officer and vice president of medical and scientific affairs at Welch Allyn Inc.

Dr. Corona received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He subsequently performed clinical training including a rotating internship at Southeastern Medical Center in Miami, followed by training in neurology, anatomic pathology and neuropathology at Upstate, with a special fellowship in neuropathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. He received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is board certified in anatomic pathology, neuropathology and clinical informatics by the American Board of Pathology and medical management and a certified physician executive by the American College of Physician Executives.