SANDY S. SANBAR

Shafeek Sandy Sanbar was born in Haifa, Israel. He earned his Bachelor of Science (with distinction) in biology and a Doctor of Medicine (with distinction) at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He did a residency in internal medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy (in biochemistry) at the University of Oklahoma, all while working as a cardiovascular research trainee at the Oklahoma Medical Research Institute in Oklahoma City. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before becoming a postdoctoral cardiovascular fellow then research cardiovascular associate of the Ontario Heart Foundation and clinical assistant in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

He later returned with his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a United States immigrant. He served as a cardiovascular fellow of the Michigan Heart Association and as an instructor in internal medicine. He later served as an advanced cardiovascular research fellow of the American Heart Association and as an assistant professor in the Hypertension Unit at the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He later earned a juris doctor degree from Oklahoma City University. He is licensed to practice both as an attorney and a physician in the State of Oklahoma.

He was inducted in the United States Army Medical Corps as a Captain and was promoted to Major, while at

Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Finally, Sanbar was promoted to Lt. Colonel while serving in the United States Army Medical Corps at the United States Army Hospital in Danang, Vietnam. He was awarded a bronze star medal for his efforts in Vietnam prior to being honorably discharged on July 4, 1970.

Since the 1970’s, Sandy has practiced in Oklahoma City as an attorney and in internal medicine and cardiology. Sandy is a past president of the American College of Legal Medicine (1989-1990) and he has received numerous awards, including Gold Medal Award (2000) and Distinguished Service Award (2007) of the American College of Legal Medicine.

Sandy is the author of over 200 articles, and author or editor of eleven books. His books include Hyperlipidemia & Hypolipoproteinemia; Medical and Hospital Law; editor, Legal Medicine, seven editions from 1987- 2007; editor, Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook, 2007; and editor, ABLM Board Review Exam & Study Guide, 2007. He publishes a monthly article in , for the Law and Medicine Section of the Oklahoma County Medical Society Publication.

He is a state, national, and international lecturer on legal medicine and medical malpractice. Also, he often serves as legal medicine seminar program chairman. Sandy is married to Dorothy J. Sanbar, and he has two children and three grandchildren.

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