Steven J. Scheinman, M.D. ’77, HS ’80, FW ’84, professor of medicine and pharmacology and chief of nephrology at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, has been named executive vice president and dean of the College of Medicine.

Scheinman’s research on the genetics of kidney disease, with a focus on kidney stones, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1985. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in America. Scheinman, who joined the faculty at the upstate medical school in 1984, is the school’s 21st dean since its founding in 1834 as Geneva Medical College.