New York Medical College

2008 press releases



VALHALLA, N.Y., May 13, 2008–New York Medical College will award 192 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 13 doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degrees, 11 doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, 53 master of science (M.S.) degrees, 65 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees and one doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degree at the university’s 149th Commencement, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall, New York City. Susan A. Kline, M.D., vice provost, university student affairs, and executive vice dean, academic affairs, will address graduates of the Class of 2008.

Dr. Kline, who will receive an honorary doctor of science degree, joined the College in 1984 as senior associate dean for student affairs. In 1994 she was appointed interim dean of the medical school and vice president for medical affairs. In 1996 she was named vice provost, university student affairs, and executive vice dean, academic affairs, responsible for student-focused programs and functions in all three schools.

Dr. Kline has served in a variety of capacities on several influential national accrediting and support organizations in medical education. She was president of the National Resident Matching Program from 2005 to 2006 and currently serves on its board of directors, a position she has held since 1996. She was an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) appointed member of the LCME from 1998 to 2004. Dr. Kline was a member of the LCME Committee on Review Standards from 1998 to 2001 and chaired that committee from 2000 to 2001. She also served on the executive and policy committees.

Dr. Kline received her undergraduate degree with highest distinction from Ohio University and her M.D. degree from Northwestern University, where she ranked first in her class. She completed a residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a fellowship in invasive cardiology at New York Hospital Cornell University Medical College.