Children’s National Health System

Research with Dr. Carlos Sanchez is avaialabe at Children's National.  

Carlos E. Sanchez, M.D., is currently an attending neurosurgeon at Children's National Hospital and a principal investigator at the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children's National Research Institute. He cares for all children with neurosurgical diseases, with a particular interest in the surgical treatment of brain tumors with endoscopic, robotic and skull base approaches, in addition to application of translational neuro-oncologic therapies in the operating room.

Dr. Sanchez completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital focused in surgical oncology under the leadership of Bob S. Carter, M.D., Ph.D., followed by a residency in neurosurgery and fellowship in neuro-critical care at the University of New Mexico. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Sanchez’s primary research interest involves immune-based therapies against brain tumors. His research focuses on genetic engineering of the innate and adaptive immune system to specifically target pediatric brain tumors, with the goal of translation to clinical trials. He is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR) and the Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy (CETI) at the Children’s Research Institute.