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Student Health and Counseling Center Staff


  • Physicians

    Kathleen Camelo, M.D.- Director of the SHCC


    Clinical Background: Biology, BS from Le Moyne College; Medical Degree, MD from SUNY Buffalo; Family Practice Residency from United Health Services at Johnson City, NY; Board Certified Family medicine.

    Clinical interests: Transgender Hormonal therapy, Mental Health & Dermatology

    Fun Fact: In college, I held a summer job as an elf at Santa’s Workshop at Whiteface Mountain!

    Joanne Astill, MD- Part-time Psychiatrist


    Clinical Background: Graduated from the University of Leicester, (UK), with MB, ChB (MD); Completed an Internal Medicine Residency, University of Leicester; then a Psychiatric Residency at The Medical College of PA, Philadelphia; Fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at UVM; Board Certified in Psychiatry.

    Clinical Interests: Mood disorders, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, mental health issues in the medically ill, and the effects of physical illness on mental wellbeing.

    Fun Fact: I am an open-wheeled racing fan, love to bake muffins and drink tea!

    Harvey Hurwitz, M.D.


    Clinical Background: Biology, BS from Boston College, summa cum laude; Medical degree from Boston University, cum laude; General Medical Officer United States Air Force; Internal Medicine Residency at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Board Certified Internal Medicine.  Practitioner Internal Medicine, Teacher, and Director of Medicine, Westchester County, New York.

    Clinical Interests: Disease Prevention; Benefit of a personal Health Diary; Whole Foods, Plant-Based Nutrition and its effect on health; Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness.

    Fun Fact: Played popular music for musicals and weddings; loved ballroom dancing

    Deirdre Schaefer, D.O.- College Physician


    Clinical Background: Biology , B.S. from Ithaca College;  D.O., Medical Degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine;  General Rotating Internship from United Health Services at Johnson City, NY; Pediatric Residency from Geisinger Medical Center at Danville, PA; Board Certified in Pediatrics

    Clinical Interests: Dermatology, Infectious Disease

    Fun fact: I grew up in Jackson Heights, NY which is considered one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the country. I am also a Gold Award Girl Scout!

    Jerome Davis, M.D.

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