Heidi L. Sandige, M.D.  sandige_h@kids.wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor, Hospitalist Medicine
Director of Clinical Education at Progress West
Hospitalist Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2076


  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, Northwestern University1991
  • MA, Yale University1993
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine2005
  • MA, Washington University Graduate School2005


  • Pediatric Internship, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital2005 - 2006
  • Pediatric Residency, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital2006 - 2008
  • Fellowship in International Pediatric Malnutrition, Washington University School of Medicine2008 - 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Liberia Medical License
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
  • Qatar Medical License
  • 2008 - PresMO
  • 2008 - PresMO, American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2016 - 2017VI, St. Croix
  • 2017 - PresOR
  • 2019 - 2023ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support

Honors and Awards

  • National Merit Scholarship1987 - 1991
  • Hanson Award for Best Junior English Major1990
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society1990
  • Phi Beta Kappa1990
  • University Guild Scholarship1990
  • Beinecke Foundation Scholarship (for two years of graduate study in any field)1991
  • Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship1991
  • Schubert Award for Best Senior English Major1991
  • Harvard University Extension School Health Careers Scholarship1998 - 1999
  • Mortar Board Fellowship2000
  • Mr. And Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women (full tuition)2000
  • Washington University School of Medicine David Clifford Distinguished Alumni Scholarship (full tuition)2000
  • Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine Travel Fellowship2001
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship2002 - 2003
  • American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygeine Benjamin H. Kean Travelling Fellowship2004
  • First Prize, Professional Category, The Peanut Butter Project (poster) Washington University Graduate School Research Symposium2004
  • Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine Travel Fellowship2005
  • Wynder Prize for Preventative Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine2005

Recent Publications view all (8)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Learning in the Lassa Belt. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018;99(5):1110-1111. PMCID:PMC6221213  PMID:30404683 
  2. A ready-to-use therapeutic food containing 10% milk is less effective than one with 25% milk in the treatment of severely malnourished children. J Nutr. 2010;140(12):2248-52. doi:10.3945/jn.110.123828  PMCID:PMC2981006  PMID:20980648 
  3. A pregnant woman with severe diarrhea. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49(11):1742, 1767-8. doi:10.1086/647949  PMID:19891566 
  4. Case management of HIV-infected severely malnourished children: challenges in the area of highest prevalence. Lancet. 2008;371(9620):1305-7. PMID:18406865 
  5. Supplemental feeding with ready-to-use therapeutic food in Malawian children at risk of malnutrition. J Health Popul Nutr. 2005;23(4):351-7. PMID:16599106 
  6. Comparison of home-based therapy with ready-to-use therapeutic food with standard therapy in the treatment of malnourished Malawian children: a controlled, clinical effectiveness trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81(4):864-70. PMID:15817865 
  7. Home-based treatment of malnourished Malawian children with locally produced or imported ready-to-use food. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004;39(2):141-6. PMID:15269617 
  8. Improving allergy alerting in a computerized physician order entry system. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000;2-6. PMCID:PMC2243998  PMID:11080034 
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