Thomas B. Edmunds, M.D.

Dr. Tom Edmunds

I was born here in Columbia in 1967, and was lucky enough to have a wonderful family raise me. I went to Hammond, played lots of sports, went to Davidson College, and then took a year off after Davidson to play in a talented band that played up and down the eastern USA near Charlotte. I also waited tables and was a cook for a year. I had a wonderful, maturing period.

I chose to go to MUSC, studied hard, met my wonderful wife, and moved to New York for six years! Six years to be a tee-tee doctor. Oh well.

I was in a very busy training program at State University of New York, slept little, worked hard, learned a lot, took care of very sick people, operated on some horrible cancers, did kidney transplants, figured out what I enjoyed doing, and strove to be the best I could. The program had only one urology resident per year, so I was able to perform a ton of complex surgeries.

Meg, two children (we have three now), and I moved to Columbia SC right before 9/11. I joined Columbia Urological PA and worked there for five years. I had some wonderful partners and learned so much.

I decided to go out on my own and get off the busy treadmill I was on. I opened Capitol Urology in 2005, and have never enjoyed practicing medicine more.

I’ve sub-specialized in no-scalpel vasectomies in my office (around 3000 as of 2016), diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer (I usually perform daVinci robotic surgery on prostate cancer), kidneys stones, and treatment of prostate enlargement (BPH), kidney masses, and testicular masses. I utilize cutting edge technology and minimally invasive techniques to take care of my patients.

Meg (my cool-headed wife of nearly 18 years) and I have three incredible kids, two dogs, and three cats. Life is good.

Curriculum Vitae

Premedical Education
BA, Classical Studies
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
August 1986 – May 1990

Medical Education
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
August 1991 – May 1995

Internship
State University of NY at Stony Brook
University Hospital and Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794
July 1995 – June 1996

Residencies
General Surgery
State University of NY at Stony Brook
July 1996 – June 1997

Urology
State University of NY at Stony Brook
July 1997 – June 2001

Work History
Columbia Urological Associates, PA
1333 Taylor St, Suite 2B
Columbia, SC 29201

Research & Training Experience
Cryosurgery Ablation of the Prostate and Cryoablation of Renal Tumors
MUSC, Charleston, SC

Lilly/Boehinger Ingleheim Phase IV Stress Incontinence Drug. Sub-investigator site exceed enrollment.

Clinical Investigator Training Walter Moorly Foundation

Brittany K. Chestnut, Physician Assistant

Brittany K. Chestnut, PA-CI was born and raised in Lexington, SC. Wanting to be a Gamecock, I went to USC here in Columbia and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Biology. I spent two years working in the medical field and in the meantime, married my high school sweetheart, David.

In 2011, I began PA school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. I graduated in 2013 and worked in Internal Medicine, where I learned a lot of valuable information and built some great patient relationships.

In 2015, I started working with Dr. Edmunds. I have absolutely loved the transition and having the ability to spend more time with my patients. I am especially interested in patient education and preventative medicine.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my active toddler son, riding horses, being outdoors, and loving on our hoard of animals!