Sumner Gerald Sandler, MD, serves as the medical director of the Transfusion Service in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Sandler is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine and transfusion medicine, and he trained as a clinical hematologist/oncologist.
Dr. Sandler's expertise is the laboratory diagnosis of immunohematologic disorders and resolving issues related to blood transfusion. As former medical director of the American Red Cross Blood Services National Reference Laboratory, Dr. Sandler maintains an active partnership with its National Molecular Laboratory for resolving transfusion issues using blood group genotyping.
Dr. Sandler is available to MedStar Georgetown physicians 24/7, via the Transfusion Service, (202-444-3521), to assist them in managing their patients with immune system-related blood disorders, including autoimmune hemolytic anemia, immune thrombocytopenic purpura and difficulty matching blood for transfusion. He assists obstetricians and neonatologists in preventing and managing hemolytic disease in newborns.
Dr. Sandler does not maintain an independent medical practice.