National Doctors’ Day

As part of its Grateful Patient and Family Program, Upstate Foundation celebrates National Doctors’ Day on March 30 by inviting patients at Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital to pay tribute to our doctors for the extraordinary care and compassion they provide throughout the year. Hundreds of handwritten thank-you notes from grateful patients are delivered by Upstate Foundation staff in honor of Upstate doctors.


If you are grateful for the care your Upstate doctor provided and want to thank and honor him or her, you can send a tribute note by email to or mail Upstate Foundation, 750 E Adams St, CAB 326, Syracuse, NY 13210.


“I was 40 when I was diagnosed with Ttype 2 diabetes and I'm a rather complicated patient. Thankfully Dr. Ruth Weinstock is very understanding and truly cares about her patients. She is so knowledgeable which makes you confident that she always provides the best possible care.” – Lorraine Bodofsky



“All I can say is Dr. Joseph Jacob saved my life. My deepest gratitude to him for his extensive knowledge and deep compassion.” – Carla Costello