Upstate Medical University interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, announced two key appointments in Upstate University Hospital leadership, naming Robert Corona, DO, as chief executive officer and Amy Tucker, MD, as chief medical officer. A little background on each:
Corona has served as interim CEO since March 2018. At Upstate he has led the development and implementation of the Upstate MIND (Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery) at the CNY Biotech Accelerator.
He leads the department of pathology, and he is medical director of neuropathology and vice president for innovation and business development.
He founded Upstate’s telemedicine program while at Upstate in the 1990s. He also served as chief medical officer and vice president of medical and scientific affairs at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles before returning to Upstate.
Corona’s doctor of osteopathic medicine degree is from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. His master’s degree in business administration is 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 in medical management and certified physician executive by the American College of Physician Executives.
Dewan is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the department of psychiatry and former chair of the department. Throughout his career, which began at Upstate in 1979, he has written 35 books and book chapters and 75 papers and given hundreds of presentations on topics ranging from brain imaging and the economics of mental health care to psychotherapy and medical education. His work has been funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he has received the Scientific Achievement Award from the Indo-American Psychiatrists Association, the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the 2010 George Tarjan Award from the APA. In 2011, SUNY designated Dewan an “Exemplary Chair.”
Dewan’s medical degree is from Bombay University (currently Mumbai University), and he completed his residency at Upstate.
Tucker has served as interim CMO since April 2018. She joined Upstate in 2017 as director of adult ambulatory services, after serving on the faculty at the University of Virginia. She held various administrative roles, including as director of ambulatory and consultative cardiology services. She was founder and director of the Club Red Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention Clinic, associate chair of medicine for undergraduate medical education and director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program.
Previously she served as chief medical officer for Locus Health, a company that provides comprehensive care coordination, remote patient monitoring and performance optimization using data analytics.
Tucker’s medical degree and undergraduate degrees come from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She earned a master’s degree in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Tucker is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.
This article appears in the winter 2019 issue of Upstate Health magazine.