Dr. John Alan Sandiford MD Surgeon

Dr. John Sandiford is a surgeon in Arlington, Virginia and is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington. He received his medical degree from Medical School, University of Edinburgh and has been in practice for 44 years. Dr. Sandiford accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 17 doctors at Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington who specialize in Surgery.

Are you Dr. Sandiford? Edit Profile

Office Location

See Contact Information

Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

New Britain General Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1975–1976

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1976–1978

VA Medical Center (Washington DC)
Residency, General Surgery, 1978–1978

Medical School, University of Edinburgh
Class of 1970

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

VA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Effect of a comprehensive program to reduce needlestick injuries.
Zafar, A. B., Butler, R. C., Podgorny, J. M., Mennonna, P. A., Gaydos, L. A., Sandiford, J. A.

Remote salmonella infections.
Higgins, G. A., Sandiford, J. A., Blair, W. C.

Remote salmonellosis: surgical masquerader.
Sandiford, J. A., Higgins, G. A., Blair, W.

See all 8 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

Report a Correction — If you are aware of information on this page that is out of date or incorrect, please let us know.

Patient Advice & Support


See More
Our Doctor Finder includes most U.S. physicians. Doctors are not ranked, learn more.

Nearby Surgeons

See all Surgeons in Virginia

U.S. News Best Hospitals

U.S. News Best Hospitals

To rank the best adult and children's hospitals, U.S. News analyzes data for fewer than 5,000 centers.

See Hospitals by Specialty

Find a Hospital by Location

Your Message Has Been Submitted

As part of our research on the correction you submitted, you may be contacted at the email address provided.

Sorry, Your Message Could Not Be Submitted

Please try again later, or E-mail your message to doctors@usnews.com and include the Web address (URL) of the page that contains incorrect information.