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  • Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77

    Arents Award Recipient for Excellence in Medicine

    Sharon Brangman ’77

    Dr. Brangman is the inaugural chair of the Department of Geriatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Arts and Sciences and a medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Brangman completed internship, residency, and geriatric fellowship programs at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine.

    A SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Dr. Brangman had been the division chief of geriatrics for 20 years before her appointment as chair. She also serves as the fellowship director for geriatric medicine, director of the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, medical director of the Transitional Care Unit on the Upstate Community Campus, and medical director of Greenpoint/The Hearth Senior Living Communities in Syracuse. Additionally, she is the director of the Nappi Longevity Institute, also at Upstate Medical University.

    Dr. Brangman has received many honors, including Best Doctors of Northeast Region, the Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service, and Hartford Geriatrics Leadership Scholars Award. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society for 10 years, and completed terms as president and chair of the board. She currently serves as chair of the board of the Association of Geriatric Academic Program Directors, after completing a term as its president.