Recently Appointed Dean
Dr. Maurizio Trevisan, MD, has accepted an offer to become Dean of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY. Dr. Trevisan has been executive vice chancellor and chief executive officer of the Health Sciences System, Nevada System of Higher Education. He has assumed his new position August 1, succeeding Dr. Stanford Roman who retired in 2009.
As stated by Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico, President of The City College of New York, in announcing the appointment, “Dr. Trevisan is an experienced senior administrator, an internationally known physician/epidemiologist in the field of cardiovascular and chronic disease, and a prolific scholar. We eagerly look forward to the Sophie Davis School, with its innovative BS/MD program and outstanding physician assistant program, achieving a new level of excellence under his leadership.”
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the distinguished faculty of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and to work with them, the staff and the student leadership to build on the outstanding tradition of the School to broaden and strengthen the academic mission of the City College of New York and its dedication to accessibility and excellence,” Dr. Trevisan said.
Since 2007, Dr. Trevisan has led the Health Sciences System, a statewide collaboration of Nevada higher education health sciences and professional programs. The system, which includes eight different colleges and universities across the state, focuses on coordinating these institutions’ efforts to train and retain physicians and other health care professionals to practice in Nevada.
Prior to moving to Nevada, Dr. Trevisan served as professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at SUNY University at Buffalo and founding dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions. He joined SUNY Buffalo in 1985 as an assistant professor and since 2007 has held the title SUNY distinguished professor emeritus.
As a researcher, he has authored more than 250 publications, which have appeared in such high-impact journals as the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” “Annals of Internal Medicine” and “The New England Journal of Medicine.” He has extensive experience directing and conducting multi-center and international collaborative studies, as well.
Dr. Trevisan’s research interests focus on the role of lifestyle and metabolic factors in the etiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a special focus on the role of diet and alcohol use. More recently, he has focused on the relationship between oral and systemic health, such as ties between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease and the role of infection and inflammation.
A native of Naples, Italy, Dr. Trevisan earned his MD from the University of Naples Medical School and his MS in epidemiology from SUNY University at Buffalo.
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Dr. Maurizio Trevisan