The University at Buffalo released this statement today regarding charges brought against John Kapoor in federal court

Editor’s note

In 2019, the SUNY Board of Trustees revoked the naming of John and Editha Kapoor Hall as well as John Kapoor's honorary degree. More information is available in the university’s News Center.

Release Date: November 16, 2017 This content is archived.


The university is well aware of the very serious criminal allegations against Dr. Kapoor, as well as the devastating effects of opioid addiction in this country.

We are currently engaged in a thoughtful and careful review of policies pertaining to named buildings at the university, and we will continue to closely monitor new developments in the legal proceedings.

The abuse of opioid medications is a severe national problem, one that the University at Buffalo is committed to combating everyday through our faculty research, patient care and community outreach, and the training of highly skilled, compassionate health care professionals.

The university’s statement on the October arrest of Kapoor is available here:

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