A Message from the Dean

As Dean of Albany Medical College, I am proud to lead our institution’s commitment to improve the nation’s healthcare through excellence in medical education, biomedical research and patient care.

Founded in 1839, Albany Medical College embodies the tradition and prestige that comes with being one of the oldest private medical schools in the country. Yet, our approach to teaching tomorrow’s doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals is among the most innovative.  Through the curriculum, the College imparts knowledge to students in the graduate and post-graduate fields of medicine and provides a collegial, nurturing environment that fosters intellectual discovery.

As traditional methods of learning, discovery and healthcare delivery grow increasingly complex, Albany Medical College is keeping pace and breaking new ground. Among our greatest accomplishments are the recruitment of clinical and research faculty of national renown, the application of new information technology to further online and virtual learning, and the expansion of our academic facility to better meet the needs of our students.

Our medical and graduate studies students work together in research projects that are both basic science and clinical in nature.  Our master’s programs rank among the highest across the nation. Our new Master’s in Bioethics taps into faculty throughout the Capital Region to address clinical and research issues.  We hold our graduates of all our programs in high esteem as they pursue life goals of excellence in healthcare – patient care, leadership, and service – and biomedical research.

Albany Medical College’s commitment to providing the highest quality of medical education, research and care will continue with the same intensity in the future.  We invite you to be a part of this commitment to excellence.


Vincent Verdile, MD, '84

The Lynne and Mark Groban, MD '67
Distinguished Dean
Albany Medical College

Senior Executive Vice President for System Care Delivery
Albany Medical Center


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