Samy I. McFarlane

Departments of Medicine/ Endocrinology
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, New York
Journal Associated: International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Biography:

Samy I. McFarlane, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, is a Distinguished Teaching Professor College of Medicine, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. McFarlane currently holds Professorship appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Radiology. He is also the Medical Director for the SUNY Downstate Physician Assistant Program in the College of Health Related Professions.

He is the founding Co-Editor for ENDOCRINE TODAY and served as Editor-In-Chief or Associate editor for multiple Peer reviewed journal.

Dr. McFarlane has made a significant impact on the lives of students, residents, and junior faculty he trained. He is known as a leader in the medical community for promoting minority trainees, many of whom hold leadership positions and were able to advance in academic careers through his mentorship.

Dr. McFarlane’s educational portfolio is broad. In addition to his teaching activities for the College of Medicine and being the Director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship, he is the founding director of the Emergency Medicine Clerkship as well.  He also developed the curriculum for “Principles of Bone Densitometry.”  And jointly developed and taught a course with Dr. Moro Salifu, the Chairman of the Department of Medicine on “Medicine and Public Health” for the School of Public Health at SUNY-Downstate.

Dr. McFarlane has edited and co-authored the widely-used review book, First Aid for Medicine Clerkship, by McGraw-Hill and Co. 2000, 2005 and 2010. He also edited and co-authored multiple books in the areas of Diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, Dr. Mcfarlane authored or co-authored over 300 publications, among them were the most frequently cited and accessed articles in their respective journals.

His research in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, and bone metabolism has been supported by major national and international institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association, and the National Kidney Foundation.  He is a two-term member of the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH)-(NIDDK) Committee, and served as a Chairman twice for NIH NIDDK U01 review committee.

He is frequently an invited speaker at national scientific meetings and major universities, and has received many awards, including the United States House of Representatives, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.