Stony Brook University Hospital Appoints New Medical Director |

STONY BROOK, NY, April 15, 2022 – Stony Brook University Hospital has named Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE, AGAF, as its chief medical officer, effective April 28. In his new role, Dr. Buscaglia will oversee all clinical operations, including quality of care and patient safety, coordination of clinical care, development of clinical information systems and physician engagement. Reporting to Carol Gomes, CEO of Stony Brook University Hospital, Dr. Buscaglia and the entire senior leadership team will work collaboratively to champion continuous improvement in patient care.

Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE, AGAF
Photo by Jeanne Neville/Stony Brook Medicine

“The role of chief medical officer is an essential part of hospital operations and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Buscaglia to this position,” said Hal Paz, MD, executive vice president of health sciences at Stony University. Brook and Chief Medical Officer of Stony Brook University. “I look forward to working with him as he continues to reinforce our commitment to prioritizing quality throughout the system.”

“Dr. Buscaglia brings more than 20 years of experience as a leading physician to his new role, including more than ten of those years right here at Stony Brook Medicine,” said Carol A. Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, Executive Director of Stony Brook University Hospital “Her proven dedication to the growth of our healthcare system and her multidisciplinary approach to providing the highest level of care are essential as we continue to meet the healthcare needs of our community.”

Dr. Buscaglia received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from Union College. He then completed his MD at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. After his residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Buscaglia completed both his fellowship in gastroenterology and his fellowship in interventional endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He joined Stony Brook Medicine in 2008 as Medical Director of Endoscopy where he established quality measures for the delivery of care in digestive diseases across multiple medical specialties. In 2012, he launched the first interventional endoscopy training program and inpatient consultation service at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Buscaglia was appointed Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2016 and was elected Chairman of the Stony Brook Medicine Medical Council in 2021. He holds the academic appointment of Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University and is a nationally recognized expert. in the fields of pancreatico-biliary disorders and quality measures in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

About Stony Brook Medicine:

Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research, and patient care. It comprises five schools of health sciences – Renaissance School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Technology and Management, School of Nursing and School of Social Welfare – as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and over 200 community health care facilities throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit

About Stony Brook University Hospital:

Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 624 beds, SBUH is the region’s only tertiary care center and regional trauma center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, and Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. . SBUH also includes Suffolk County’s only Regional Level 4 Perinatal Center, State-designated AIDS Center, State-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, State-designated Burn Center State, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence and the Kidney Transplant Center. It houses the first pediatric multiple sclerosis center in the country. To learn more, visit