Jane M. Ponterio, M.D. ’81, Is Named Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs of the School of Medicine
Dr. Ponterio is responsible for leadership and management of all the functions, programs and projects of the School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and is the liaison of all of the student support offices.
Jane M. Ponterio, M.D. ’81, center, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been appointed senior associate dean for student affairs of the School of Medicine (SOM), effective October 1. Dr. Ponterio is responsible for leadership and management of all the functions, programs and projects of the School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and is the liaison of all of the student support offices. A New York Medical College (NYMC) alumna, Dr. Ponterio previously served as vice president for academic affairs and designated institutional official for graduate medical education at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC).
At RUMC, Dr. Ponterio was responsible for overseeing all of the medical student educational programs and residency and fellowship programs at the hospital, in addition to serving as program director of the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ponterio was a teaching attending and clinical supervisor for NYMC medical students doing third-year clerkships and fourth-year electives in obstetrics and gynecology at RUMC since the 1980s. Her areas of research interest include the risk factors associated with neonatal intensive care unit admissions and disorders of placentation.
In addition to winning several awards for excellence in teaching, Dr. Ponterio was the 2017 recipient of a two-year New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Award for her work on “Maternal-Fetal Oxidative Stress and Activation of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in the Setting of Intrapartum Fever.” She has been named a “Super Doctor” by The New York Times and included in Castle Connolly's “Best Doctors in New York” list for many years.
Dr. Ponterio received her B.S. from the Sophie Davis Center of Biomedical Education of the City College of New York, and her M.D. from NYMC. She completed residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York and is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“Our goal in the Office of Student Affairs for the School of Medicine is to foster the development of outstanding future physicians. Our aim is to be accessible to students on campus or remote; aware of their ideas, thoughts and concerns; and responsive to all their needs around student life at New York Medical College,” said Dr. Ponterio. “We hope medical students take advantage of the wealth of experience and all of the resources available in our office.”
Also joining the Office of Medical Student Affairs are Jonathan Pessolano, director, and Joanna C. Pessolano, M.D. ’81, assistant dean and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.