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Robert S. Sandler, MD
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Robert S. Sandler, MD

Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Nina C. and John T. Sessions Distinguished Professor of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Director
Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease
  • 4157 Bioinformatics Building
  • CB #7555
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Robert Sandler is professor of medicine and epidemiology. He is a practicing gastroenterologist with research interests in the epidemiology of chronic digestive diseases. He has conducted population based studies of colorectal cancer and hospital-based studies of colorectal adenomas (the precursors to most colorectal cancers). His current funded research includes a cross-sectional study of diverticulosis and an Internet-based cohort study of patients with inflammatory bowel disease with a focus on patient reported outcomes. His current research is funded by the NIH and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Honors and Awards

Friedenwald Medal

2015, American Gastroenterological Association

Teaching Interests

Dr. Sandler directs an NIH-funded training grant in digestive disease epidemiology.

Research Activities

Diverticulosis
Microscopic Colitis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Adenomas

Practice Activities

Patients at high risk for gastrointestinal cancer due to genetic mutations or family history

General gastroenterology

Education

MPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982

MD, Medicine, Yale University, 1975

BS, Biology, Union College, 1971

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