Alan S. Boulos, MD '94

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Dr. Boulos is the Dean of Albany Medical College. He was named to the position in 2022.

He oversees the work of more than 2,000 staff, including biomedical scientists in four interdisciplinary research centers and more than 500 faculty physicians. Nearly 840 medical and graduate students are enrolled in the College, which confers the doctoral degree in medicine, Master of Science degree in Nurse Anesthesiology, Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and Master of Science and doctoral degrees in biomedical sciences and bioethics.

The third alumnus of the College and first neurosurgeon to be named to the medical school’s top position, Dr. Boulos joined Albany Medical Center in 2002, was named chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in 2009, and became the inaugural chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in 2013. He is also the Herman and Sunny Stall Chair of Endovascular Surgery, founding director of Neurovascular Surgery, and professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology.

Dr. Boulos, who performs some of the most advanced neurosurgical and minimally invasive procedures available, specializes in the surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disorders of the brain and spine, including stroke, cerebral aneurysm, carotid and intracranial vessel stenosis, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM), as well as complex skull-base surgery for brain tumors.

A graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and Albany Medical College physician-scientist joint degree program, he completed his neurosurgery residency at Albany Medical Center before completing a fellowship in Neuroendovascular surgery at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo.

The author of numerous publications, Dr. Boulos is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS and CNS, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Active in the community, Dr. Boulos served on the Board of Advisors of the Capital Region American Heart Association from 2016-2022 and was President from 2020-2022.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer, N.Y.

Leadership Staff

Ellen M. Cosgrove, MD | Vice Dean for Academic Administration

Rubia Khalak, MD | Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Administration

Tara Lindsley, PhD '90 | Associate Dean for Curriculum

Peter Vincent, PhD '89 | Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Shellie Asher, MD '98 | Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Enid Geyer | Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology

Boahema Pinto, MD | Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Angela Antonikowski, PhD | Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Medical Education

Annette Grajny, MD '04 | Associate Dean for Simulation Education

Alicia Wiczulis, MD | Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Courtney Warner, MD | Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Rebecca Keller, PhD | Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Years 1 & 2

C. Lynn Cabral, MD | Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Years 3 & 4

Matthew Leinung, MD | Assistant Dean for Curriculum Integration

Mandeep Sidhu, MD | Assistant Dean for Student Research

Rebecca Stetzer, MD | Assistant Dean for Competency-Based Assessment

Dhru Desai, PhD | Assistant Dean for Wellness

Kathryn Hogan, MD | Assistant Dean for Simulation Education

Karlyne Massas, EdD | Assistant Dean for Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department Chairs

Department of Anesthesiology | Stephanie Jones, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine | Denis Pauze, MD

Department of Family Medicine | Neil Mitnick, MD

Department of Medicine | Edward Philbin, MD

Department of Neurology | Panagiotis Varelas, MD

Department of Neurosurgery | Darryl Dirisio, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology | Rebecca Rogers, MD

Department of Ophthalmology | Edward Wladis, MD

Department of Orthopedics | Richard Uhl, MD

Department of Otolaryngology | Jason Mouzakes, MD

Department of Pathology | Sandra Shin, MD

Department of Pediatrics | Barbara Ostrov, MD

Department of Psychiatry | Jeffrey Winseman, MD

Department of Radiology | Gary Siskin, MD

Department of Surgery | KMarie King, MD

Department of Urology | Barry Kogan, MD


Research Departments

Department of Regenerative & Cancer Cell Biology | Paula McKeown-Longo, PhD and Paul Higgins, PhD

Department of Immunology & Microbial Disease | Michael Robek, PhD

Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology | Harold Singer, PhD

Department of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics | Damian Shin, PhD


Nurse Anesthesiology

Center for Nurse Anesthesiology | Jodi Della Rocca, PhD and Giovanna Mahar, DNAP


Physician Assistant

Center for Physician Assistant Studies | Nathan Gardner, DMSc, PA-c