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John Sandbach, M.D.

John Sandbach, M.D.

Provider Type: Physician

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Genetic Evaluation
Board Certifications:
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

General Summary

John F. Sandbach, M.D. has had additional training in cancer genetics.


  • Undergraduate
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Medical School
    University of Kentucky Medical School, Lexington, KY
  • Internal Medicine
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship
    University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, NC
  • City of Hope Advanced Cancer Genetics Risk Program, 2010

Medical Practice

  • Austin Diagnostic Clinic, 1977 – 1994
  • Texas Oncology, 1994 – present
  • Consultant, Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, Fifth Edition
  • American Pharmaceutical Association, 1977 Consultant, Scientific Publications Committee of Texas Medicine, published by the Texas Medical Association, 1980 – 1996
  • Consultant, Archives of Internal Medicine, Editorial Review Board, 1985 – 1994
  • Editorial Board, Investigational New Drugs, 1986 – 1996
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Chemotherapy Sensitivity and Resistance Assay Working Group, 2003
  • Southwestern Oncology Group Breast Committee, 1983 – 1990
  • US Oncology Medical Oncology Research Chair, 2001—2012
  • Texas Oncology Board of Directors, 1998 – 2002
  • Texas Oncology Executive Management Committee, 2002 – present
  • Regional Director Texas Oncology Austin/Waco, 2002 – present
  • Texas Oncology / US Oncology Joint Operating Committee, 2002 – present
  • Managing Partner Texas Oncology Austin, 1994 – present
  • Director Texas Oncology Genetics Risk Evaluation and Testing Program
  • Co-Director US Oncology Genetics Risk Evaluation and Testing Program 2008-2019
  • Steering Committee US Oncology Genetics Risk Evaluation and Testing Program 2019 to present
  • USON National Policy Board 2010 to 2019

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Dr. Sandbach has been happily married to Gene Anne since they met while he was in medical school and she was in pharmacy school. They have three children. Emily practices internal medicine in Colorado Springs in a clinic that addresses the medical needs of the underserved patient population. Anna is studying to be a psychologist and is enrolled at St Edwards University. John lives in Maui. He is a chef and owns a Texas style barbeque business, Smoke and Spice Maui. The two grandchildren (John Kaden and Haylee Mae) were born in Maui. Doctor Sandbach, when not visiting the grandchildren, likes to fly fish and travel with his wife Gene Anne.

Dr. Sandbach has authored and co-authored over 20 peer reviewed scientific papers and presentations. He has been the principal investigator or a co-investigator on numerous research studies. His most recent research has been in the field of cancer genetics.

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Roche Medical Scholarship 1970-1971
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society 1971
  • Outstanding Intern – University of North Carolina College of Medicine 1972
  • Health Care Hero – Austin Business Journal – 2006
  • Outstanding Alumni University of Kentucky College of Medicine 2009
  • Austin Community Foundation – Jordan Award  for Outstanding Community Service – 2010
  • Hospice Austin Notable Donor

Community Service

  • Hospice Austin – Founder 1978
  • Hospice Austin — Chairman of the Board 1979-1984
  • United Action for the Elderly  1986 -1988
  • Board of Directors, Hospice Austin, 1979 – 1984, 1993 – 1998
  • Physician Advisory Committee, Hospice Austin 2000 to 2010
  • The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Research Foundation, Board of Directors, 1986 – 1990, Vice Chairman, 1989 – 1990
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Education Committee, 1983 – 1984
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Scientific Program Committee, 1984 – 1985
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Nominations Committee, 1986
  • Hospice Austin Foundation, 2006-2010




  • Legacy genetic testing results for cancer susceptibility: How common are conflicting classifications in a large variant dataset from multiple practices?

    Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2020

  • Ask2Me VarHarmonizer: A Python-Based Tool to Harmonize Variants from Cancer Genetic Testing Reports and Map them to the ClinVar Database

    Submitted for publication, 2019

  • Legacy Genetic Testing Results for Cancer Susceptibility:  How Common Are Conflicting Classifications in a Large Variant Dataset from multiple practices

    Submitted for publication, 2019

  • Expanding access to genetic evaluations in a large community oncology practice through a collaborative service delivery model.

    American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Meeting. San Diego, California. September, 2019

  • Hospitalization rates related to coordinated home healthcare services with a community oncology practice.

    American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Meeting. San Diego, California. September, 2019

Show all Publications
  • A Study of Over 35,000 Women with Breast Cancer Tested with a 25-Gene Panel of Hereditary Cancer Genes

    Cancer, 2017