Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs advocates for student success and empowers students to grow as professionals, as well as individuals, by providing a wide range of support services. The office works with students across all five schools and colleges to explore ways to enhance the entire student experience and to develop solutions to issues and concerns, both individual and collective. With a students first approach, the office serves as the student mentor, advocate and voice from the admissions process to matriculation to graduation.


Jeffrey Putman, EdD
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
(718) 270-2187

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Office of Academic Student Support Services (OAS)

The primary goal of the programs offered by the Office of Academic  Services is to help SUNY Downstate students achieve their full academic potential. In order to achieve that, OAS provides counseling, content tutorials and testing, in both individual and group settings to students in all the schools and colleges of SUNY Downstate as well as students from Downstate lead pipeline programs.


Seth Langley, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Academic Services
(718) 270-7763

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Office of Evaluation, Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation Services (EOAA)

The EOAA is a new entity as of May 2022 within the Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer.  The Mission of the EOAA is to support the University’s continuous efforts in student learning assessment, program-level and institutional accreditation, program evaluation, and long-range academic planning and design, aligned with the Mission of the University. 


Kane Gillespie, DMA
Director of Evaluation, Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation Services

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Medical Research Library of Brooklyn

The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn is located on three floors of the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB). The main floor on the first level is the Library Information Commons that provides 24/7 access to users. The Library Information Commons has a designated eating area as well as collaborative learning spaces and individual carrels for private study. The second floor is a designated silent study area and also caters to group study. The basement level houses the Advanced Learning Resource Center with individual carrels and classrooms.

Over the years, the Library has continued to evolve to meet new needs and provide very different services and resources beyond its original mandate.

The collection is a hybrid of print and electronic resources and supports the academic, clinical and research needs of a wide variety of health related programs.


Mohamed F. Hussain, BA, MSLIS
Interim Dean of Academic Information Access
Interim Director of Libraries
(718) 270-7450

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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The purpose of the Office of Continuing Medical Education is to promote quality medical care, patient safety and competencies by providing CME activities for faculty in their specialties and sub-specialties. CME provides educational activities including regularly scheduled conferences, grand rounds, tumor boards, review courses, as well as regional, national, international symposia and conferences, teleconferences, and materials that focus on quality improvement and performance in practice.

Our programs are open to practicing physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, researchers, visiting national and international guests, and other health care professionals in the community.

Our goal is to provide a lifetime of learning that measures changes in competence, performance and/or patient outcomes through continuous assessment of learner participants. We expect our activities to enhance our healthcare professionals’ knowledge, competence and performance in order to improve patient care.


Edeline Mitton, MEd
(718) 270-4409

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