Upstate Medical University recently announced the addition of two urologists who are joining its department of urology.
• Urologist Tom Sanford will see patients at the Upstate University Hospital’s Downton Campus and focus on urologic oncology as well as robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder. He will also see patients at the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition to his clinical and research work, Sanford will serve as assistant professor.
Sanford earned his medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship followed by a residency in urology and at the University of California, San Francisco. Sanford comes to Upstate from the National Cancer Institute, where he served as fellow in the urologic oncology branch since 2016.
Sanford’s research, which has been published in numerous journals, has addressed various topics, especially cancers of the bladder, kidney, pheochromocytoma. Sanford’s current research focus is on artificial intelligence in medical imaging.
• Urologist Scott Wiener comes to Upstate from the University of California, San Francisco, where he has served as a fellow in endourology since 2017. He will serve as director of the Upstate endourology program at the community campus. A fellowship-trained endourologist, Wiener brings extensive experience in surgical and medical management of kidney stones. He also specializes in the management of enlarged prostate and urination difficulties in men.
Wiener earned his medical degree from Dartmouth College, and completed an internship in surgery and a residency in urology at the University of Connecticut.
Wiener’s expertise in kidney stone management is seen in his research and studies on the subject, which have been published in numerous journals.
In addition to his clinical and research work, Wiener will serve as assistant professor.