Robert S. Sandler, MD
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 AwardsFriedenwald Medal
2015, American Gastroenterological Association
Dr. Sandler directs an NIH-funded training grant in digestive disease epidemiology.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Patients at high risk for gastrointestinal cancer due to genetic mutations or family history
MPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
MD, Medicine, Yale University, 1975
BS, Biology, Union College, 1971