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Dr. Anthony Sandler Named to the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship in Pediatric Surgery at Children's National Medical Center
Date:5/26/2009

Children’s National Medical Center has appointed Dr. Anthony Sandler as the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor in Pediatric Surgery.

Washington, DC (Vocus) May 26, 2009 -- Children’s National Medical Center has appointed Dr. Anthony Sandler as the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor in Pediatric Surgery. It is Children’s first-ever endowed professorship in the Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care. Sandler is chief for general and thoracic surgery, and is a funded researcher in cancer vaccines.

Sandler, whose brother died of pancreatic cancer last year, said, “My passion is to find better ways of treating devastating childhood and adult cancers. Despite the often heroic attempts of our craft, we are frequently unable to cure so many patients with cancer. The concept we are pursuing in the laboratory is an attempt to exploit the patient’s own immune system and teach the body to heal itself by targeting the cancer. We have made significant progress in our research endeavor, but have much work yet to do, and this endowment will help us immensely.”

The $2 million endowment was created through the leadership of Diane and Norman Bernstein, long-time supporters of Children’s National. Most notably, Norman has served on the hospital’s finance committee and Diane championed two highly successful programs that are now mainstays at Children’s, the Child Life program and New Horizons, an art enrichment program.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of Dr. Anthony Sandler, who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement in pediatric surgery,” said Diane Bernstein. “We are proud to provide the leadership and support so that groundbreaking advances will be made in the treatment and ultimate cure of many difficult childhood problems.”

According to Dr. Peter Holbrook, chief medical officer at Children’s National, “The Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship for Surgical Care will help us save the lives of some of our sickest children by providing funding for surgical research, a relatively new specialty with tremendous potential.”

Sandler was born and educated in South Africa. He was recruited to Children’s National from the University of Iowa, where he held the Robert and Helene Soper Chair in Surgery and was professor and chief of the division of pediatric surgery. After his residency, he completed a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he received the Outstanding Teaching of Surgical Residents Award as well as the prestigious Joel Roslyn Investigator Award from the Association for Academic Surgeons.

An active researcher, Sandler has published more than 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts in clinical and scientific medical journals. He is internationally known for his expertise in excising solid tumors and operative repair of congenital anomalies of the gastro-intestinal tract. His research interests focus on developing vaccines to minimize and prevent solid tumors in children. Sandler served as the chair of the publications committee for the American Association of Pediatric Surgery, and is a member of several committees of the Children’s Oncology Group.

Sandler is married to Dr. Nancy Bauman, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children’s National, and they have three children.

Contact Stacy Williams, 301-565-8523, stwillia(at)cnmc.org

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children’s National is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit www.childrensnational.org.

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