Sandler, Robert

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillsandler_r
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Robert Sandler, MD, MPH, is the Nina C. and John T. Sessions Distinguished Professor of Medicine and the chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the UNC School of Medicine.

Research Interests

Dr. Sandler's primary research focus is the epidemiology of chronic digestive disorders, particularly the etiology and prevention of colorectal neoplasia. He has been the principal investigator on a number of NIH- funded studies of risk factors for colon polyps and cancer.  More recently he has been funded by the NIH to investigate risk factors for diverticulosis.  He is the principal investigator for CCFA Partners which is an Internet based study of more than 13,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease.  He directs the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease an NIH-funded Digestive Disease Research Core Center.

Link to list of publications on PubMed.

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