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.