Anthony Sandler, MD Surgeon

Bio

Biography

Anthony D. Sandler, MD, is the Senior Vice President of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care at Children's National Health System. He is the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor in Pediatric Surgery and also is 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.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatric Surgery, 1996
    Hospital for Sick Children-Toronto
  • MBCHB, 1994
    University of Pretoria
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 1994
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Anthony Sandler

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Stephen's Story

"Through the years, we have been in and out of various departments of Children's National and every single experience has been nothing less than outstanding in expertise, treatment protocol, and compassion."

Jack's Story

I know exactly how you are feeling! Our baby boy was very sick and no one could figure out what was wrong.

Marcella's Story

"What I wish to convey to parents who find a "mystery" bump is that the doctors at Children's National not only are the best in their medical fields, but they also care for their patients."

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Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

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Jeremiah's Story

"Through the ups and downs and the uncertainty of what was to come, I asked questions. The surgical team was available to personally answer my questions."

News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A Plastic Sutureless Abdominal Wall Closure In Gastroschisis

(2004) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Induction and Regulation of TRAILInduced Apoptosis in Renal Cell Carcinoma

(2002) Cancer Research

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Pediatric Patient

(2007) Surgical Clinics of North America

NonAnatomic Hepatic Resection with a Pledgetted Suturing Technique

(2001) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

OverExpression of FasLigand by Neuroblastoma A Novel Mechanism of Tumor Cell Killing

(2000) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Surgical Endoscopy

(2008) Pediatric Robotic Surgery: A Retrospective Review of a Single Institutional Experience of 100 Cases

Surviving mRNA Levels are Associated with Biology of Disease and Patient Survival in Neuroblastoma A Report from the Childrens Oncology Group

(2006) Journal of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

The Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein Survivin is Associated with High Risk Behavior of Neuroblastoma

(2001) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

The SurvivinFas Ratio in Pediatric Renal Tumors

(2001) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Use of Autogenous Saphenous Vein as a Conduit for MesentericoLeft Portal Vein Bypass

(2007) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

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