Dr. Daneshgari joins SUNY Upstate as urology chair

April 10, 2008

State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, has appointed Firouz Daneshgari, MD, as chair of the department of urology.

State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, has appointed Firouz Daneshgari, MD, as chair of the department of urology.

The appointment sets in motion a three-pronged approach at building new clinical, educational, and research programs in female pelvic disorders, urological cancer, and pediatric urology in a collaborative effort among SUNY Upstate, Crouse Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both in Syracuse, according to a SUNY statement.

“Dr. Daneshgari has a rare combination of talents. He is a visionary with a strong business sense, a gifted researcher who is also much sought-after as a surgeon and physician,” said Steven Scheinman, MD, SUNY Upstate senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine. “We are very fortunate to have recruited a leader of his caliber to take our department of urology to a new level of national prominence.”

With his appointment this spring, Dr. Daneshgari will begin work to develop a collaborative program between SUNY Upstate and Crouse Hospital in female pelvic surgery, female urology, and urogynecology aimed at treating women diagnosed with urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. This program will be housed at Crouse Hospital and is expected to begin accepting patients this summer.

Dr. Daneshgari comes from the Cleveland Clinic, where he served in a variety of positions, including director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Center and founder and director of the fellowship program.