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Angela M. Sandell, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-2647

Fax: (585) 275-0707

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Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Pediatrics


I am deeply committed to furthering the health of children through patient consultation, organized advocacy, clinical research, quality improvement, and a dedication to lifelong education. While I am interested in all aspects of the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, my professional focus is in nutrition and its role in inflammatory bowel diseases along with considering contributions of social determinants of health to health outcomes. I have completed quality improvement training through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and hold a certificate in clinical research to augment academic pursuits.

Professional Background

My background in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition has allowed me to pursue endeavors to further my commitment to child health advocacy. Throughout my training, I have been involved in organizations to advocate for access to healthy food, to educate about gastrointestinal-related issues, and to improve nutrition education of medical providers. I am involved in optimizing IBD care delivery through quality improvement initiatives at Golisano Children's Hospital to offer the best care for our patients. I am actively involved in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Through these organizations I have among other endeavors advocated for patient access to enteral nutrition and medications needed for disease.


I am passionate about understanding the impact of nutrition in gastroenterological disease and its management and specifically in understanding the role of nutrition in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases. My research focuses on barriers and facilitators to implementation of dietary strategies for disease treatment. I am interested in the role of social determinants of health to health outcomes, and namely have engaged in quality improvement efforts to screen and provide resources for patients affected by food insecurity.




    MD | State University of New York at Buffalo

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019
    Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-GME

    06/30/2014 - 06/30/2016
    Residency in Pediatrics at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

    06/24/2013 - 06/30/2014
    Internship in Pediatrics at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

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    Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

    Richard T. Sarkin Medical Student Award

    Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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    Journal Articles

    Baker SS, Maccarone J, Baker RD, Sandell AMD. "Health Status and Anthropometric Changes in Resettled Refugee Children." Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.. 2017 Nov; 65(5):569-573.

    Sandell, AMD. "Brain Development and Poverty" . AAP Grand Rounds. 2016; 35(3): 30.

    Sandell AM, Chambers MK, Cadzow RB. "School-Based Obesity Intervention Associated with Three Year Decrease in Student Weight Status in a Low-Income School District." Journal of community health.. 2015 Aug; 40(4):709-13.