David Sandberg, MD

David Sandberg, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Personal Statement

Dr. Sandberg comes from Miami Children's Hospital and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he was a voluntary associate professor of clinical neurological surgery and pediatrics. At the UTHealth Medical School, he holds joint appointments as an associate professor in the departments of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Surgery.

His major clinical interests include pediatric brain tumors, minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to brain tumors and hydrocephalus, congenital spinal anomalies, vascular malformations, spasticity, and craniofacial disorders in children.

Dr. Sandberg is fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed neurosurgery residency training at Weill Medical College of Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Sandberg was awarded the Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and he completed this fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. After residency, he completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Dr. Sandberg's major research interests focus on novel means of delivering therapeutic agents into the brain for the treatment of childhood brain tumors. He has developed translational research models in piglets and primates and is currently initiating a Phase I clinical trial based upon these research efforts. He has been principal investigator of studies funded by the Woman's Cancer Association of the University of Miami, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation and the Emily Dorfman Foundation, and has served on medical missions to Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Uganda and Haiti. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS).

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP - Medicare Advantage POS
  • AARP - Medicare CompletePlus (HMO)
  • Accountable/Interplan - PPO
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Traditional Indemnity
  • BC/BS Medicare
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - Indemnity
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Employers Health Network - PPO
  • HealthSmart - HMO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - HMO
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement PPO
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • Unicare - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - POS
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-Registrar (1997)

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Campus (2003)

Awards

  • 2010 - Miami Children's Hospital Research Institute: Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2002 - Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award
  • 2001 - Kenneth Shulman Award from AANS/CNS for best paper presented at Pediatric Neurological Surgery Section meeting
  • 1999 - AANS/CNS Resident Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • 1994 - National Institutes of Health, Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1993 - Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1992 - John Harvard Scholarship
  • 1992 - Samuel H. Abramson Research Fellowship

Available Appointments

UT Physicians - Pedi Neurosurgery

6410 Fannin Street, #950 Houston, TX 77074 (832) 325-7242

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