Physician’s Family Recognizes the Importance of Supporting AAMC

When founding members of the Building Traditions Society (BTS) approached Dr. Dan and Sara Sandel about joining the BTS Board, the young physician and his wife welcomed the invitation. With perfect timing, this request came just as Dan and Sara were discussing a desire to become more involved in the community.

“Two of our three children were born at AAMC. Our second child was premature and required a 6-week stay in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit),” explains Sara Sandel. “We had a wonderful experience in the NICU and were amazed that such a state of the art facility was this close to home. We are eternally grateful for the care we received there.”

Dan and Sara, like 45 other members of BTS, wanted to give back to the hospital that is so vital to their family and friends. They also are excited to work with and get to know a dynamic group of young professionals with similar goals. Dan is a member of the AAMC Medical Staff and a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with The Sandel Center of Plastic Surgery in Annapolis.

“I am proud finally to be at a point in my career where I can start to give back to my community,” says Dan. “I am equally proud of the work that BTS has done over this first year to raise money for the AAMC pediatrics program. We are just beginning to really make an impact together.”

The Building Traditions Society is a membership of couples and individuals under 45 years of age who make a contribution of $1,000 a year to AAMC. For more information please contact Lisa Michelsen at 443-481-4735 or


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