Dr Gideon Sandler is a dual qualified Adult & Paediatric Surgical Oncologist, Head & 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. He works at St Lukes Private Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and Westmead Private Hospital. He also has practices in Wollongong and Orange. He is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney.
Gideon did his adult and paediatric surgical fellowships in Australia and then post-fellowship training in Paediatric and Adult Surgical Oncology and Head & Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Texas. As well as the full spectrum of general surgical conditions in both adults and children (including endoscopy & colonoscopy), Gideon treats patients with melanoma and advanced non-melanoma skin cancer, including sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymph node dissection, thyroid and parathyroid tumours, salivary gland tumours, extremity and retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma, and solid organ malignancies of childhood.
Gideon is active in melanoma, sarcoma, thyroid and paediatric cancer MDTs across Sydney. He has published and presented his research nationally and internationally. He has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters in adult and paediatric cancer and is engaged in ongoing research as part of a number of international teams. Gideon is passionate about patient-centred care, good functional outcomes and quality of life. He 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.