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Timothy Sanders, MD, PhD

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Job Title Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5030 Phone
412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2005 MD, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, N.Y. 
2001 PhD, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.


2007 Pediatrics, Boston Combined Research Program, Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center, Alternative Research Pathway, Boston, Mass.


2011 Neonatology, Fellow of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Developmental Biology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine


  • 2008-2010 Cardiovascular Research Institute Fellow             
  • 2007 Alternative Research Pathway, American Board of Pediatrics            
  • 2005 Mark F. Hughes Scholarship, Weill Medical College of Cornell University           
  • 2003 Junior Alpha Omega Alpha, Weill Medical College of Cornell University           
  • 1998 Goldenberg Fellow, University of Chicago        
  • 1994 Alpha Epsilon Delta, Franklin and Marshall College            
  • 1994 Phi Beta Kappa, Franklin and Marshall College       
  • 1991-1994 Hackman Research Scholarship, Franklin and Marshall College       
  • 1990-1994 John Marshall Scholar, Franklin and Marshall College


  • Sanders, TA, Llagostera, E, and Barna, M. Specialized filopodia direct long-range transport of Shh during vertebrate tissue patterning, Nature (epub ahead of print). 2013.
  • Ameri, K, Rajah, AM, Nguyen, V, Sanders, TA, et al. Nuclear Localization of the Mitochondrial Factor HIGD1A During Metabolic Stress. PLoS One 8(4) e62758. 2013.
  • Choi, HJ, Sanders, TA, et al. ECM-dependent HIF induction directs trophoblast stem cell fate via LIMK1-mediated cytoskeletal rearrangement. PLoS One 8(2) e56949. 2013. 
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April 1, 2015
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April 1, 2015