Class: 1959Inducted: 2003
After graduating high school, M. Monica Sweeney MD, FACP went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center of Brooklyn (Downstate). She completed her residency at Downstate/Kings County. Later she earned a Masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University. Dr. Sweeney is a faculty member of the City University of New York, as well as the State University of New York.
Dr. Sweeney is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and has a Masters Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at SUNY (Downstate) and Adjunct Associate Medical Professor at CUNY.
M. Monica Sweeney was inaugurated President of the Medical Society County of Kings October of 1998. This is a distinct honor since she is the first black woman to ever be president of this 176-year-old organization. She is a member of many professional and civic organizations and is the recipient of numerous State and National awards from professional, civic and government groups. In 1993 she was one of two recipients of an award for service in "Health and Health Education for Black Women" from the Black Woman's Agenda of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Dr. Sweeney has received numerous city and state appointments including the New York City HIV Planning Council and the New York State AIDS Institute Quality Committee. Her awards for clinical excellence are too many to list, however, President Bush appointed her to his advisory council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
M. Monica Sweeney, MD says she feels blessed to have a career in medicine that she loves while maintaining her roles as wife, mother, and grandmother. Dr. Sweeney and her husband Joseph have four children, Marvin, Marilyn, Simone, and Monica Pilar; and two grandchildren Kieran and Sojourner. Living and working in Brooklyn, it can't be beat!