David I. Sandberg, MD
- Clinical Interests:
- Pediatric Brain Tumors, Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Approaches to Brain Tumors and Hydrocephalus, Congenital Spinal Anomalies, Vascular Malformations, Spasticity, Craniofacial Disorders in Children
- Board Certification:
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
John Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1997
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2003
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2004
Dr. David I. Sandberg is Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Dr. Sandberg specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to brain tumors, hydrocephalus and arachnoid cysts, as well as surgical management of arteriovenous malformations of the brain, congenital spinal anomalies, spasticity and craniofacial anomalies.
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. The recipient of numerous research grants, Dr. Sandberg is currently investigating direct administration of chemotherapy into the fourth ventricle for treatment of malignant posterior fossa tumors of childhood.
Dr. Sandberg is editor of the ISPN Guide to Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tumor Section, and is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of neurosurgery and neuroscience journals. He has co-authored textbook chapters and numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Journal of Child Neurology and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
- Arachnoid cysts
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Brain Tumors
- Brain Tumor Program
- Cerebral Palsy/Spasticity
- Chiari malformation
- Craniofacial disorders, including craniosynostosis and abnormal head shape
- Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Fetal surgery
- Moyamoya disease
- Myelomeningocele and other congenital spinal anomalies (spina bifida)
- Peripheral nerve disorders (brachial plexus disorders)
- Pseudotumor Cerebri
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Tethered spinal cord
- Traumatic brain injury
- Traumatic spine injury
- UT Physicians Pediatric Surgery – Texas Medical Center
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030