From Student to Assistant Dean
Chris Magnifico, MD SGU ’97, was appointed Assistant Dean of the School of Medicine at St. George’s University in July 2015.
As assistant dean, Dr. Magnifico has significantly contributed to SOM, notably leading the implementation of new technology enhancements to SOM’s medical curriculum, including upgrades to and streamlining of coursework and evaluation processes, and strengthening third- and fourth year core training. He is also actively involved in the Office of Career Guidance and Student Development (OCGSD), serving as a mentor to medical students as they navigate through postgraduate medical training and preparing for licensure procedures and residency selection successfully and effectively.
In addition to his role as a hospitalist and Hospice and Palliative Care Committee Attending, Dr. Magnifico is the director of hospital medical education and an associate professor of family practice at Southside Hospital in Bayshore, NY, a 300+-bed hospital that is part of the Northwell Health network.
Dr. Magnifico has been an associate professor and HIV specialist at Brentwood Family Health Center in Brentwood, NY, and continues to treat patients at the Momentum Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in East Islip, NY. He is board certified by the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) and by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
As a 1997 SGU graduate, Dr. Magnifico completed his clinical rotations in New York at Jamaica Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, as well as at Southside. He continued on with Southside, thereafter, completing his family practice residency there in 2000. Over the years, Dr. Magnifico has given back to his alma mater, teaching scores of SGU clinical students and residents. Dr. Magnifico completed his undergraduate education at Stony Brook University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry.