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    Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County’s only academic medical center — meaning that many of the best ideas in medicine are conceived and nurtured here, then applied in innovative ways to enhance the care of our patients, while inspiring and preparing the next generation of medical professionals. The following are some of the many achievements we’re most proud of:

    The Nation’s First 

    • Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center

    Long Island’s Only 

    • Accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
    • Advanced Cerebrovascular Research Center with dedicated biomedical engineering lab
    • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association Certified Center of ExcellenceSM
    • Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center

    Suffolk County’s Only

    • Level 1 (Most Advanced) Trauma Center and Tertiary Care Center
    • Level 4 (Most Advanced) Regional Perinatal Center
    • Children’s Hospital
    • State-designated AIDS Center
    • State-designated Burn Center
    • State-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
    • Accredited Ventricular Assist Device (artificial heart device) Program
    • Kidney Transplantation Program
    • Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Program

    Suffolk County’s First

    • Open Heart Surgery Program
    • 320-slice CT scanner for better quality and faster imaging
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
    • Sensei® Robotic Catheter System for irregular heartbeats
    • Siemens Artis zee® Biplane Angiography Suite for neuroendovascular imaging studies

    Inventors/Developers/Discoverers of

    • 3-D virtual colonoscopy
    • The cause of Lyme disease
    • ReoPro® (a medication recommended forcardiac angioplasty)
    • Periostat® (widely used for periodontal disease)
    • A new drug called Xiaflex® to treat Dupuytren’s disease (a debilitating hand disorder)