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Dr. Lawson

Welcome to the website of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook-also known as Stony Brook University. Our University is a young one, being founded in 1957. However in a mere 50 years it has achieved wide renown and is now recognized as one of the nation’s most important centers of learning and scholarship. Faculty members have been awarded the Nobel Prizes in Economics, Physics and Medicine as well as the Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award and Fields Medal in Mathematics. Stony Brook University ranks in the top 2 percent of all universities in the world and among the top10 public universities in the United States. Close relationships with the internationally recognized Brookhaven National and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories magnify the academic environment.

The School of Medicine is even younger with our University Hospital just celebrating its 25 th birthday. As the only tertiary care hospital in Suffolk County (population 1.5 million) and the only University Hospital on Long Island (population 3 million), our unique geography insures a wealth of clinical material at Stony Brook University Hospital. It also requires that we provide the most advanced care to our population.

All organizations go through different stages in their life cycles. This is a particularly exciting time in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stony Brook as we experience logarithmic growth in our organization. Our new Heart Center is a state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and patient care facility that opened in 2004. Research laboratories are being renovated to support our scientific endeavors. Our faculty is expanding in an unprecedented way and along with this expansion comes new modalities in patient care and new research expertise. Whether you are investigating our site to learn about our cardiology or interventional cardiology fellowships, our clinical programs or individual members of our faculty, I thank you for visiting. If you have questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us.


William E. Lawson, MD, Division Chief