Richard H. Sandler, MD
Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Sandler came to Rush from Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, with research training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the last nine years, he has helped build the clinical care and teaching components of the section. Sandler is internationally known in refugee medical care, and his research more recently is in biomedical acoustics and autism. He leads a team researching computerized analysis of various body sounds for the rapid and painless diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases using sophisticated signal processing technology.
Randolph A. McConnie, MD
Director of Clinical Services
McConnie received his training in pediatric and adult gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his pediatric gastroenterology training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and his adult gastroenterology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Later, he established and directed the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit for Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he served as attending physician. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, McConnie works with both adolescent and young adult patients with gastrointestinal disorders. His special interest is in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases and pediatric endoscopy, as well as gastrointestinal disorders affecting infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Rounding out the team are several nurses, including two nurse clinicians (Sharon Brown, RN, and Michelle Miller, RN), and a nurse practitioner (Marianne Miller, PNP).