Division of Gastroenterology
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Welcome to the UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology

Our mission is to provide the best clinical care to those afflicted with gastrointestinal and liver diseases, investigate at the clinical and basic levels the best way to improve those diseases, and educate trainees on how to best approach the care of patients with those diseases.

The UCSD GI Division will strive to be nationally recognized through its faculty as well as innovations that will improve the care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases nationwide.


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Dr. William Sandborn on 2015 Thomson Reuters "Highly Cited Researchers" List

Dr. William SandbornCongratulations to Dr. William Sandborn, Professor and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, who is one of the two UC San Diego Department of Medicine researchers named on the 2015 Thomson Reuters "Highly Cited Researchers" list.  More

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Ranking for UC San Diego Gastroenterology and GI Surgery.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego Medical Center's Gastroenterology & GI Surgery services in the top 25 in the nation for 2015-2016.

Gastroenterologists at UC San Diego Health System are nationally recognized for their innovative care of people with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

We recognize how life-altering living with digestive disease can be. The Division of Gastroenterology works in multidisciplinary teams of specialists including endoscopists, oncologists, surgeons and radiologists.

Dr. Thomas Savides a 2015 Top Doctor

Dr. Thomas SavidesCongratulations to Dr. Thomas Savides, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Clinical Service Chief and Chief Experience Officer for UC San Diego Health, who was named one of San Diego's 2015 Top Doctors in the annual survey by the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine.


Upcoming Events 

2016 Endowed
Jon I. Isenberg Lecture

Richard M. Peek, Jr., MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

March 23, 2016

UCSD Medical Education Auditorium

6 – 6:30 p.m. "Meet and Greet”
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lecture

Register for Isenberg Lecture

Annual GI Division Research Symposium

Dietary Effects on Gut Signaling: Diet, Microbiome and GI Diseases

June 17, 2016

UCSD Medical Education Auditorium

1 - 5:30 p.m.

Reception with light refreshments to follow

Program Details

Online registration will open in early 2016


See our calendar located under the "About" Tab.

Gastroenterology Newsletter

Read our latest and past UC San Diego Gastroenterology Newsletters and see what's happening within the division.