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Dr. Mantosh Dewan named president of Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, N.Y. — Dr. Mantosh Dewan, a psychiatrist who has worked at Upstate Medical University for 41 years, has been named president of the academic medical center.



a man wearing a suit and tie: A file photo of Dr. Mantosh Dewan.


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A file photo of Dr. Mantosh Dewan.

He was named interim president in 2018 when Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena, Upstate’s former president, resigned.

Dewan’s annual salary as president will be $610,000. He will also get a $5,000 a month housing allowance.

Dewan is a SUNY distinguished service professor and former chair of the Upstate’s psychiatry department. He has also served as interim dean of Upstate’s medical school.

An Upstate Medical search subcommittee said in a resolution that Dewan “has demonstrated an extraordinary capability to lead this institution in a positive future direction and has gained the measure of respect and support of all sector of Upstate Medical University.”

The SUNY Board of Trustees recently issued a commendation

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