Medical Staff at Oswego Hospital Appoint New Leadership

Wajeeh Sana

The medical staff at Oswego Hospital recently appointed new leadership for 2024-2026.

Physician Wajeeh Sana has been selected as president of the medical staff. He leads the team of providers as the medical director for the Oswego Hospital emergency department and both Fulton and Central Square urgent care centers. He earned his medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. He has been a member of the medical staff at Oswego Hospital since 2013 and as the newly elected president he will also serve as chairman of the medical executive committee and as a member of the Oswego Health board of directors.

In this role, Sana is responsible for communicating and representing the opinions and concerns of the medical staff and its members on organizational and specific matters affecting hospital operations to the board. He will also oversee compliance on the part of the medical staff with the procedural safeguards and rights of its members in all stages of the Hospital’s credentialing process.


Nicholas Runeare

Physician Nicholas Runeare has been selected as vice president. Runeare earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2017 from SUNY Upstate. There, he completed his residency in internal medicine in 2020 and his chief residency in quality and safety (CRQS) at the Syracuse VA in 2021.  As hospitalist medical director, Runeare is responsible for the oversight of all delivery and coordination of care to hospitalist medicine patients including overseeing the quality of care and serving as the principal clinical liaison with the members of the delivery system.  He joined the medical staff in 2021. As vice president of the medical staff, he will chair the Oswego Health quality assurance and process improvement committee and will also serve as a member of the medical executive committee.

“We are fortunate to have both doctors Sana and Runeare leading the medical staff here at Oswego Hospital”said Michael C. Backus, president and CEO of Oswego Health. “Their commitment to safety and quality of care is exemplary as we know they both take immense pride in caring for our community. We look forward to collaborating with our medical staff as we transform healthcare locally.”


The Medical Staff at Oswego Hospital includes over 270 providers representing multiple specialty services across Oswego County.