Albany Medical College’s 2022 Ceremonies

Albany Medical College awarded 233 degrees today during the 184th Commencement ceremonies at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Speakers included Alan Boulos, MD ’94, interim dean of Albany Medical College, Robert T. Cushing, chair of Albany Med’s Board of Directors, and student representatives of the Class of 2022.

This year’s keynote speaker was Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA, the executive editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association and vice president of Scientific Publications at the American Medical Association.

“We are so thankful to be able to celebrate this occasion together and in person once again,” said Dr. Boulos. “While the experiences of the pandemic have stressed the very fabric of our society and especially health care, our students have persevered and thrived. We are proud of their resilience and know it will serve them well in their future careers.”

Dr. Fontanarosa received an honorary degree. Jeffrey Ross, MD, who served as chair of the Department of Pathology at Albany Medical College for nearly 30 years, also received an honorary degree. Dr. Ross currently is the Jones-Rohner Endowed Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Urology at the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Medical degrees (MD) were awarded to 143 students. In addition, 41 received Master of Science degrees in Physician Assistant Studies, 17 received either Master of Science or doctoral degrees in clinical investigations and the biomedical sciences, two students received master’s degrees from the Alden March Bioethics Institute, while five received doctoral degrees from the bioethics program. Twenty-five students who will receive Master of Science degrees in Nurse Anesthesiology in November also participated in the ceremony.