Sylvia L Betcher, PhD, MD

Sylvia L Betcher, PhD, MD
Appointed 08/23/94
343 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Nephrology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, Nephrology
  • PhD: Duke University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Biophysics
  • Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, 1983, Medicine
  • MD: University of Miami School of Medicine, 1980

Clinical Interests

  • General nephrology, Acute renal failure

Specialties & Certification

  • Nephrology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Renal Insufficiency
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Infection
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Renal Failure
  • Urinary Obstruction


  • Adults


  • Hemodialysis and Home Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplant Care

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center
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Sue Stearns, PhD, is an associate professor of cell and developmental biology, and one of four faculty members who teach Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students at SUNY Upstate. Students routinely cite this course as a favorite.

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