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​​“A hand surgeon has the capability to make an immediate and major difference in the daily lives of patients.”
Marshfield - Marshfield Medical Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Also sees patients at:
Stevens Point Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-387-5139

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Steven Sanford, M.D., is a hand surgeon in Orthopedics. He completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Rush Presbyterian- St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago in 1998, and has been working exclusively with elbows and hands ever since.

“There is the mental aspect of it because of the intimacies of the hand,” he said. “There is also the mechanics of how it works and how we control it. It’s very complicated, therefore interesting.” He also enjoys being able to work on more than bones, because he also deals with the nervous system, blood circulation in the hand, and the tendons that hold it together.

He came to Marshfield Clinic from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he practiced for 15 years, including eight years in a solo practice. But he knew what to expect with Marshfield because he completed his general surgery residency here from 1992 to 1997.

“As I spoke with people here, I realized that the feeling of the Clinic hadn’t changed in 20 years. The community was also still comfortable and small,” he said.

Dr. Sanford earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.

He enjoys being with his family and playing hockey, and he has completed six marathons and is in training for more. He and his wife, Cindy, have two teenage boys.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University - School of Medicine Detroit, MI, United States, M.D. 1991

    Internship
    Catherine McAuley Health System Ann Arbor, MI, United States, General Surgery 1992

    Residency
    Marshfield Clinic Health System Marshfield, WI, United States, General Surgery 1997

    Fellowship
    Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center Chicago, IL, United States, Orthopedic Surgery - Hand 1998

  • Professional Societies
    American Association for Hand Surgery American College of Surgeons American Medical Association American Society for Surgery of the Hand

    Board Certifications
    Surgery of the Hand: 2001, recertified 2010

    State Licenses
    North Carolina Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (110 ratings)
4.7
Provider friendliness
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.7
Provider's use of words I understood
4.6
Provider's amount of time with me
4.7
My confidence in this provider
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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