Sandra Jeanne Schorr, M.D




South High School





Sandra Jeanne Schorr, M.D. (1966) is a pediatrician, a pioneer in hospital-based medicine, and was the first woman medical staff president of a Colorado hospital. She is currently a pediatric hospitalist at Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

At South High School, Sandy was a member of the yearbook staff, the National Honor Society, and worked on weekends as a volunteer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. After high school, Sandra attended Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Behavior. She went on to Northwestern University Medical School and following her residency in pediatrics, worked as a hospital-based physician. The hospitalist model was new at the time, and Sandra was in the first group of hospitalist physicians recruited. She worked at St. Luke’s Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri and was named Chairman of Pediatrics in 1988. She served as president of the St. Louis Pediatric Society from 1990-1992, transforming the group into an advocacy group that worked for the benefit of children and pediatricians.

In 1993, Sandra moved to Vail, Colorado and in 1998, she was elected president of the medical staff at Vail Valley Hospital, becoming the first woman president of a medical staff in the state of Colorado. In the realm of academics, Dr. Schorr has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Colorado Medical School.

Sandra and her husband, Charles, now reside in North Carolina where she has resumed her work in hospital-based medicine as a Nursery Hospitalist, doing what she loves most, caring for newborns.