Departmental News

DR. RICHARD J. SCRIVEN CHOSEN MAN OF THE YEAR IN MEDICINE: Honored by Village Times Herald for Community Service

Pediatric surgeon Richard J. Scriven, MD, assistant professor of surgery, was recognized last December by the Village Times Herald newspaper as the 2006 Man of the Year in Medicine for his dedication to his patients and for his contributions to the local Three Village community.

In addition to his work as a surgeon at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Scriven is a lieutenant in the Stony Brook Fire Department, serving as a fireman as well as the medical expert when triage and other medical opinions are required. He also serves as fleet surgeon for the Stony Brook Yacht Club.

"Dr. Scriven is an excellent doctor and he shows considerable concern for his patients and their families," said Cedric J. Priebe, Jr., MD, professor surgery and chief of pediatric surgery. "He does give considerable support to the Stony Brook Fire Department and their activities."

"Besides being an excellent surgeon, he's a good family man," said Michael Ebbecke, the first assistant chief of the Stony Brook Fire Department. "He's spent five or six years as a volunteer. He does the work details and is a good fireman. He goes above and beyond for a lot of people."

Dr. Scriven, who joined our faculty in 2001, has recently contributed to the success of two much-publicized cases involving little boys injured in vehicular accidents in the driveways of their homes.

Board certified in both general surgery and pediatric surgery, Dr. Scriven received his medical doctorate in 1990 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and then completed his training in general surgery and pediatric surgery at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

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