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Rebecca Sanders

Dr. Rebecca D. Sanders, MD, PhD

Dr. Sanders works as a hospitalist at CHOA-Egleston and Hughes Spalding, and serves as an Associate Program Director for the Pediatrics residency.


  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Pediatrics


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Children's HealthCare of Atlanta-Hughes Spalding


Schulz JM, Watson AL, Sanders R, Ross KL, Thoden JB, Holden HM, Fridovich-Keil JL. Determinants of function and substrate specificity in human UDP-galactose 4'-epimerase. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2004;279(31):32796-32803.

Sanders RD, Spencer JB, Epstein MP, Pollak SV, Vardhana PA, Lustbader JW, Fridovich-Keil JL. Biomarkers of ovarian function in girls and women with classic galactosemia. Fertility & Sterility. 2009;92(1):344-351.

Carney AE, Sanders RD (co-first author), Garza KR, McGaha LA, Bean LJ, Coffee BW, Thomas JW, Cutler DJ, Kurtkaya NL, Fridovich-Keil JL. Origins, distribution and expression of the Duarte-2 (D2) allele of galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase. Human Molecular Genetics. 2009;18(9):1624-1632.

Kushner RF, Ryan EL, Sefton JMI, Sanders RD, Lucioni PJ, Moberg KH, Fridovich-Keil JL. A Drosophila melanogaster model of classic galactosemia. Disease Models & Mechanisms. 2010 Sep-Oct;3(9-10):618-27. Epub 2010 Jun 2. PMID: 20519569.

Sanders RD, Sefton JMI, Moberg KH, Fridovich-Keil JL. UDP-galactose 4′ epimerase (GALE) is essential for development of Drosophila melanogaster. Disease Models & Mechanisms. 2010 Sep-Oct;3(9-10):628-38. Epub 2010 Jun 2. PMID: 20519568.

Daenzer JM, Sanders RD, Hang D, Fridovich-Keil JL. UDP-galactose-4’-epimerase activities toward UDP-Gal and UDP-GalNAc play different roles in the development of Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genetics. 2012;8(5):e1002721. PMID: 22654673

Kamat PP, Ayestaran FW, Gillespie SE, Sanders RD, Greenbaum LA, Simon HK, Stockwell JA. Deep procedural sedation by a sedationist team for outpatient pediatric renal biopsies. Pediatric Transplantation. Epub 2016 Feb 12. PMID: 26867508

Fridovich-Keil JL, Gubbels CS, Spencer JB, Sanders RD, Land JA, Rubio-Gozalbo E. Ovarian function in girls and women with GALT-deficiency galactosemia. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. 2011 April;34(2):357-66. PMID: 20978943.