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Tom Sanford, MD, has been appointed to the Department of Urology. 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 U.S. veterans at the Syracuse VA 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.

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