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Meet Dean Steven J. Scheinman, MD

Steven J. Scheinman, MD, joined TCMC in September 2012 as president and dean. Dr. Scheinman is an exceptional leader with a strong and broad vision to advance the College’s educational, administrative, and research activities in exciting new ways.

Dr. Scheinman brings outstanding leadership and academic credentials to TCMC. He comes to us from SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he was professor of medicine and pharmacology and served for eight years as its senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine.

Board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Scheinman has earned international prominence for his research into the genetics of inherited kidney diseases and kidney stones.

He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters on topics related to kidney disease and genetics. For most of his career he was principal investigator on grants funded by the NIH, American Heart Association, and other agencies. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings and a visiting professor at many prominent universities across the United States and abroad.

Dr. Scheinman has served on review boards for the National Institutes of Health, American Society of Nephrology, American Federation for Clinical/Medical Research, American Heart Association, and National Kidney Foundation, among others. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Society of Nephrology, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He was a gubernatorial appointee to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education, and has served on a number of national boards related to medical education.

He will continue to serve on the board of the National Resident Match Program.  Dr. Scheinman is an advocate on healthcare workforce issues and matters affecting medical schools.

Dr. Scheinman holds an A.B., summa cum laude, from Amherst College in Massachusetts and received his medical degree with honors from Yale University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital; was chief resident in internal medicine at Upstate; and completed fellowships in nephrology at Upstate Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was an attending physician at University Hospital, Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.

Dr. Scheinman succeeds Dr. Robert Wright, who served as interim president and dean.


President & Dean
September 2012 - Present
Steven J. Scheinman, MD

Interim Dean & President

June 2012 - September 2012
Robert E. Wright, MD

Interim Dean & President
May 2011 - June 2012
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA

Founding Dean & President

2007 - May 2011
Robert M. D’Alessandri, MD