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About William Jeffery Sandborn, MD

William Sandborn, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist who is one of the world's top experts in the management of ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease. He directs the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at UC San Diego Health. In addition, he is chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Medicine, and a member of the Clinical Practice Oversight (CPO) Board for UC San Diego Health.

A professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Sandborn conducts clinical trials in IBD and leads a team of physicians, research fellows, nurses, and study coordinators.

With his physician collaborators, he evaluates and develops new diagnostic modalities and medical therapies for inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Sandborn is internationally recognized for his contributions in the fields of biotechnology therapy, clinical pharmacology, conduct of clinical trials, diagnostic and treatment of pouchitis, epidemiology and natural history, and endoscopic and radiographic imaging techniques.

His clinical trials have been instrumental to developing modern treatments for IBD. Dr. Sandborn has published nearly 600 articles in prestigious journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Sandborn worked in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Sandborn completed his fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He did his residency and earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is board certified in gastroenterology.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2011-01-04

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Pouchitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Microscopic Colitis
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted