Dr. Steven J. Scheinman, who resigned as dean of Upstate Medical University's medical school in October, has been named president of a Pennsylvania medical college.
Scheinman will become president and dean of Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa. on Sept. 10.
The college, which this coming spring will grant its first medical degrees, has about 640 students.
Scheinman stepped down as dean at Upstate the same month that an accrediting organization recommended that Upstate's medical school be put on probation because of concerns over its curriculum and other issues.
remained on the Upstate
Scheinman, a veteran professor and researcher at Upstate, was named dean at Upstate in 2004 replacing Dr. Michael Roizen, a nationally known, best-selling author.
Commonwealth college officials said Scheinman
was selected to run their college after an extensive national search.
"Dr. Scheinman emerged as an exceptional leader with a strong and broad vision to advance the college's educational, administrative, and research activities in exciting new ways," said Louis DeNaples, chairman of the college's board of trustees.
said in a news release he's
excited to lead the college.
Scheinman, professor of medicine and pharmacology at Upstate, earned international prominence for his research into the genetics of inherited kidney diseases and kidney stones.
He taught at Upstate for nearly 30 years, and for a decade served as chief of the nephrology division in the department of medicine.
While in that role, the size of the faculty doubled and the dialysis program expanded.
eight years as dean at Upstate
, the college created a masters in public health, established two new departments, and reached a historic high in research funding.
appointed 15 of the 25 department chairs in Upstate's College of Medicine
, including the first six women ever to serve in that position.
Scheinman graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts and received his medical degree with honors from Yale University.
He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital; was chief resident in internal medicine at Upstate; and completed fellowships in nephrology at Upstate Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and has been an attending physician at University Hospital, Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Syracuse.