William J. Sandborn, MD
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
University of California San Diego

Dr. William Sandborn completed medical school and an internal medicine residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda California. He completed a gastroenterology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota in 1993. From 1993-2010, he was on the faculty of the Mayo Clinic, rising to Professor of Medicine, Vice Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Associate Dean of Research for Intellectual Property and Industry Relations. In 2011 he became Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Diego and Director of the IBD Center and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology for the UC San Diego Health System. Dr. Sandborn has published over 390 peer reviewed articles including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology. His research interests are clinical trials and clinical pharmacology related to inflammatory bowel disease.

The UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology treats patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases, including:

• Liver disease
• Colon cancer
• Pancreatic disease
• Hepatitis
• Biliary diseases
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Peptic ulcer disease
• Gastrointestinal motility disorders (irritable bowel syndrome)
• Esophageal disorders
• Celiac sprue

UCSD's specialists, who are nationally and internationally recognized, have particular clinical expertise in liver transplantation, advanced endoscopic procedures, GI motility and molecular diagnostics of gastrointestinal cancer.

We are also leaders in the fields of minimally-invasive and robotic surgical techniques designed to help our patients recover more quickly and with less scarring. Our specialists are defining the very future of surgery with their groundbreaking Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) procedures.

The division’s faculty members are also engaged in clinical and basic science research to further advance the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal disease.

We look forward to working with our patients in the successful management of all GI conditions, from esophageal disorders and inflammatory bowel disease to pancreatic-biliary disorders and gastrointestinal cancers.

To schedule an appointment, call the Gastroenterology Clinic at 619-543-2347.

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