Dr. Hal Skopicki, a specialist in advanced cardiac disease, has been appointed chief of cardiology and deputy director of operations at the Stony Brook University Heart Institute in New York.
Skopicki has worked extensively to enhance cardiac care since he joined Stony Brook in 2006, creating a program to ensure patient-centered care via the university’s Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Center; advancing heart pump implant procedures; and rendering Stony Brook eligible for subsequent Joint Commission recognition for its cardiac programs, a Stony Brook University release said.
Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, the university's health sciences senior vice president and medical school dean described Skopicki as bringing a motivated perspective to the department, according to the release.
“Dr. Skopicki brings with him an exciting vision for the division’s immediate and long-term future,” Kaushansky said in the release. “He will provide leadership in advancing the educational, clinical and research core missions of the university and play an instrumental role in the strategic planning, oversight, management and programmatic development for cardiology services in the context of the heart institute.”
Skopicki received a dual MD and PhD degree from the Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He served his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and completed a clinical fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.