UHD Appoints George Buckley, MBA, MPH as Executive Administrator for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

By Office of Communications & Marketing | Apr 23, 2021

George Buckley, MBA, MPHBrooklyn N.Y. (April 23, 2021) - SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is pleased to welcome George Buckley, MBA, MPH as Executive Administrator for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at University Hospital of Brooklyn.

In his new role, Mr. Buckley will develop, implement, coordinate, monitor, and market new clinical initiatives for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate. He will oversee operational activities within the Musculoskeletal Service Line. Mr. Buckley will also implement programs that grow the market share, revenues, and profitability of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. He will report to the Senior Vice President for Hospital Operations, Patricia A. Winston, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE.

Mr. Buckley has an established record of accomplishment in clinical services operations, finance, and strategy, most recently serving as the Senior Program Manager in Clinical Services Operations and Finance at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in Los Angeles, CA. In this role, he oversaw workforce management decisions for more than 4,500 clinical services staff. He utilized Lean Six Sigma tools to empower clinicians and staff and drive patient-centered, high-value, coordinated care.

Mr. Buckley received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an MPH from the Fielding School of Public Health in Los Angeles, CA, through a concurrent degree program and a BS in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Art History from Duke University in Durham, NC. He is a native of Long Island, where he now lives with his wife and one-year-old daughter. Like many, he hopes that this Knicks basketball re-build will come to fruition.

Mr. Buckley is located at the Hospital in Room B7-308. You can reach him via e-mail at or by phone at 718-270-2045.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Mr. Buckley and wish him success in this new role.


About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is the borough’s only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care, and is a 342-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of New York City, and Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is Downstate’s teaching hospital, backed by the expertise of an outstanding medical school and the research facilities of a world-class academic center. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.

A regional center for cardiac care, neonatal and high-risk infant services, pediatric dialysis, and transplantation, Downstate also houses a major learning center for children with physical ailments or neurological disorders. In addition to UHB, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate.