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Anthony David Sandler, MD

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Center of Excellence
Senior Vice President , The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

General and Thoracic Surgery
Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Fetal and Transitional Medicine

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
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Specialties: Renal Tumors , Liver Tumors, Newborn Surgical Diseases, Hirschsprung disease

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
National Provider Identifier1427059591

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Anthony D. Sandler, MD, is the interim senior vice president of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care. He is the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor in Pediatric Surgery and is also a principal investigator in the Immunology Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Dr. Sandler's research interests include tumor immunology and tumor vaccine therapy, as well as the application of robotic-assisted surgery in pediatric patients. Dr. Sandler is internationally known for his work on childhood solid tumors and operative repair of certain congenital anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract.

He is currently the Chair of the Publications Committee for the American Association of Pediatric Surgery and also serves on several committees of the Children’s Oncology Group. Dr. Sandler’s research interests focus on solid tumors of childhood, in which he has developed markers for determining the risk of tumor recurrence. His current research in tumor immunology investigates immunotherapeutic strategies for tumors. Dr. Sandler has published more than 60 peer reviewed manuscripts in clinical and scientific medical journals.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School University of Pretoria South Africa , 0002Doctor of Medicine 1979 -1994
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In the News

National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report2011
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Award for Outstanding Teaching of Surgical Residents2000
Joel Roslyn-Young Investigator AwardAssociation for Academic Surgeons1999
Award for Outstanding Teaching of Surgical Residents1998
Young Faculty AwardAmerican Laryngological Association1995
Upjohn Achievement Award1994
Journal Article, Meehan, J.J., Sandler, A. (2008), Surgical Endoscopy, Pediatric Robotic Surgery: A Retrospective Review of a Single Institutional Experience of 100 Cases, 22, 1, 177-182.

Journal Article, Query, J.A., Sandler, A.D., Sharp, W.J. (2007), Use of Autogenous Saphenous Vein as a Conduit for Mesenterico-Left Portal Vein Bypass, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 42, 1137-1140.

Journal Article, Ponsky, T., Hindle, A., Sandler, A.D. (2007), Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Pediatric Patient, Surgical Clinics of North America, 87, 643-658.

Journal Article, Miller, M.A., Ohashi, K., Zhu, X., McGrady, P., London, W.B., Hogarty, M., Sandler, A.D. (2006), Surviving mRNA Levels are Associated with Biology of Disease and Patient Survival in Neuroblastoma: A Report from the Children’s Oncology Group, Journal of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, 28, 412-417.

Journal Article, Sandler, A.D., Lawrence, J., Meehan, J., Phearman, L., Soper, R. (2004), A “Plastic” Sutureless Abdominal Wall Closure In Gastroschisis, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 39, 5, 738-741.

Journal Article, Griffith, T., Fialkov, J., Scott, D.L., Azahata, T., Williams, R., Wall, N., Altieri, D., Sandler, A.D. (2002), Induction and Regulation of TRAIL-Induced Apoptosis in Renal Cell Carcinoma, Cancer Research, 62, 3093-3099.

Journal Article, Azuhata, T., Scott, D.L., Takamizawa, S., Wen, J., Davidoff, A., Fukuzawa, M., Sandler, A.D. (2001), The Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein Survivin is Associated with High Risk Behavior of Neuroblastoma, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 36, 12, 1785-1791.

Journal Article, Takamizawa, S., Scott. D., Wen, J., Grundy, P., Bishop, W., Kimura, K., Sandler, A.D. (2001), The Survivin:Fas Ratio in Pediatric Renal Tumors, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 36, 1, 37-42.

Journal Article, Sandler, A.D., Kimura, K., Soper, R. (2001), Non-Anatomic Hepatic Resection with a Pledgetted Suturing Technique, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 36, 1, 209-212.

Journal Article, Takamizawa, S., Okamoto, S., Wen, J., Kimura, D., Bishop, W., Sandler, A.D. (2000), Over-Expression of Fas-Ligand by Neuroblastoma; A Novel Mechanism of Tumor Cell Killing, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 35, 2, 375-379.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Anthony Sandler, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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