Dr Gideon Sandler is a dual qualified adult and paediatric surgical oncologist, head and neck surgeon and general surgeon and one of only a handful of surgeons who are fully engaged in the surgical treatment of cancer in both adults and children. His work includes cancer surgery (head and neck, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, sarcoma, and solid organ malignancies of childhood), adult and paediatric general surgery, clinical research, and teaching as a lecturer at the University of Sydney.
Dr Sandler achieved his medical degree with first class honours through the University of New South Wales in 2002. He went on to complete Adult and Paediatric General Surgical Fellowships through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During this time, he completed a Master of Surgery and Diploma of Child Health through the University of Sydney. Following this he spent a year training in Adult Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. Finally, Dr Sandler travelled Houston, Texas for a year’s training in Paediatric and Adult Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital – two of the most renowned cancer centres in the world.
Dr Sandler takes a collaborative approach to cancer care, working closely with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and allied health professionals in order to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. Dr Sandler is passionate about patient-centred care, good functional outcomes and quality of life.
Dr Sandler has published and presented his research nationally and internationally. He has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters in adult and paediatric cancer. He is engaged in ongoing research as part of a number of international teams, and is currently involved in supervising and writing the American College of Surgeons guidelines for operative cancer treatment in children.
As a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney Dr Sandler is actively involved in the supervision and teaching of medical students and junior doctors, taking a special interest in preparing surgical trainees for their fellowship exams.
Dr Sandler is a keen recreational pilot, ocean swimmer and surfer, and a poor guitarist. His greatest joy is to spend time with his wife and children which he does every chance he gets.
Phone: 02 8307 0799
Fax: 02 8088 7420
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Westmead, NSW 2145
Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANSHNCS)
Australia & New Zealand Sarcoma Association (ANZSA)
Melanoma Institute of Australia (MIA)
Melanoma & Skin Cancer Trials Group (MSCTG)
Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons (ANZAPS)
International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology (IPSO)
Société Internationale d’Oncologie Pédiatrique (SIOP)
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
Australian & New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Clinical lecturer – University of Sydney
Sandler G, Aldrink AH, Hayes-Jordan A. Pediatric Melanoma. In: Pediatric Surgical Oncology. CRC Press. Invited Chapter – accepted for publication.
Sandler G, Hayes-Jordan A. Rhabdomyosarcoma. In: Operative Pediatric Surgery (8th Edition) – accepted for publication.
Sandler G, Yokoi A, Hayes-Jordan A. An update in the management of pediatric sarcoma. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2019; 31(3):368-377.
Sandler G, Hayes-Jordan A. Chest wall reconstruction after tumor resection. Semin Pediatr Surg, 2018;27(3):200-206.
Su MZ, Chia D, Abdul-Razak M, Sandler G. Diverticulum Meckel’s and closed loop bowel obstruction: a rare complication. ANZ J Surg, 2018 epub ahead of print
Sandler G, Franklin A, Hayes-Jordan A. Histiocytic sarcoma in a child – successful management and long-term survival with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2018;65(7):e27054.
Sandler G, Henry G, Gifford A. Non-tuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children – a review of clinical presentation, pathology, investigations, and management. Journal of Pediatric Surgery – accepted for publication
Sandler G, French B. Management of the empty pleural space with balanced chest drainage to prevent post-pneumonectomy pulmonary oedema. Heart Lung and Circulation, 2013;22(6)481.
Sandler G, Soundappan SS, Manglick MP, Fahy FE, Ross F, Lam C, Cass D. Pediatric ‘off-road vehicle’ trauma: determinants of injury severity and type. Pediatr Emerg Care, 2012;28(12):1328-33.
Sandler G, Nguyen L, Lam L, Manglick M, Soundappan SVS, Holland AJ. Trampoline trauma in children: is it preventable? Pediatr Emerg Care, 2011;27(11):1052-6.
Sandler G, Leishman S, Branson H, Buchan C, Holland AJA. Body wall thickness in adults and children – relevance to penetrating trauma. Injury, Int. J. Care Injured, 2010;41(5):506–509.
Sandler G, Buchan C, Merritt N. Abdominal shotgun wound with pellet embolisation leading to bilateral lower limb amputation: case report and review of the literature of missile emboli. Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 2009;67(6):E202-208.
Sandler G, Taylor C, Adams S. Evaluation of the psychosocial impact on the family of a child with a vascular birthmark. Australian Family Physician, 2009;38(3):169-71.
Sandler G, Patrick E, Cass D. Renal Impairment secondary to long-standing meatal stenosis and phimosis from balanitis xerotica obliterans. Paediatric Surgery International, 2008;24(8):961-4.
Sandler G, Chennapragada M, Soundappan SV, Cass D. Paediatric high flow priapism & super-selective angiography – an Australian perspective. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2008;43(10):1898-1901.
Sandler G, Soundappan SVS, Cass D. Appendicitis and Low-Flow Priapism in Children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2008;43(11):2091-5.
Sandler G, Coakley BA, Xiao LC, McAleer M, Huh W, Hayes-Jordan A. Pelvic Peritonectomy Improves Outcomes after Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT). 13th International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies (Society of Surgical Oncology). 15th February 2018, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Sandler, G. Trauma in Rural and Remote Australia. Israel Medical Association Trauma Conference. 30th October 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sandler G, Minutillo C, Rao S. Gastroschisis in Western Australia – a 5-year review. ANZAPS/SPANZA Conference. 19th-23rd October, 2011. Coolum, Australia
Sandler G. Paediatric ‘Off-Road Vehicle’ Trauma – a Growing Problem in New South Wales. John Loewenthal Society Scientific Presentation. 15th April 2009. University of Sydney
Sandler G, Nguyen L, Lam L, Manglick MP, Holland AJA. Trampoline trauma in children – is it preventable? AUSTRAUMA 2009. 14-17th February 2009. Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia.
Sandler G, Soundappan SVS, Manglick MP, Fahy FE, Ross F, Lam L, Cass D. Paediatric ‘Off-Road Vehicle’ Trauma – a Growing Problem in New South Wales. AUSTRAUMA 2009. 14-17th February 2009. Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia.
Sandler G, Chennapragada M, Soundappan SV, Cass D. Paediatric high flow priapism & super-selective angiography – an Australian perspective. Asia-Pacific Congress of CardioVascular & Interventional Radiology (APCCVIR), 2008.
Sandler G, Buchan C, Merritt N. Abdominal shotgun wound with pellet embolization leading to bilateral lower limb amputation: case report and review of the literature of missile emboli 1995-2005. SWAN XIV. 27-28thJuly 2006. Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Arabaci F, Carlino MS, Wilmott JA, Scolyer RA, Varikatt W, Sandler G. Primary thyroid melanoma: a dovel entity. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress. 6th-10th May 2019. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
Sandler G, Xiao L, Huh W, Hayes-Jordan A. Management of pediatric peritoneal rhabdosarcomatosis with cytoreductive surgery, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy and whole abdominal radiotherapy. Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) Meeting. 14th-17th November 2018. Rome Cavalieri Hotel, Rome, Italy
Sandler G, Chiang YJ, Cormier, J, Hunt K, Lazar A, Lynch P, Roland C, Torres KE, You YN, Feig B. A clinical comparison of familial (APC mutated) vs sporadic (CTNNB1 mutated) desmoid tumors. Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) Meeting. 14th-17th November 2018. Rome Cavalieri Hotel, Rome, Italy
Sandler G, French B. Management of the empty pleural space with balanced chest drainage to prevent post-pneumonectomy pulmonary oedema. Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting. 11th-14th November 2012. Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
Sandler G, Leishman S, Branson H, Buchan C, Holland AJA. Body wall thickness in adults and children–relevance to penetrating trauma. AUSTRAUMA 2009. 14-17th February 2009. Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia.
Sandler G, Taylor C, Adams S. Evaluation of the psychosocial impact on the family of a child with a vascular birthmark. RACS Registrar Paper Day. 19th August 2006. Novotel Hotel, Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia.