Division of Gastroenterology

William J. Sandborn, MD

William Sandborn, MD

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine

PATIENTS: To make an appointment to see Dr. Sandborn
in his clinic, please click here or call (619) 543-2347.
New patients, please call (800) 926-8273.

COLLEAGUES: Please see Dr. Sandborn's UCSD Research Profile.


Clinical Interests

Dr. Sandborn directs a large clinical research unit devoted to the conduct of clinical trials in inflammatory bowel disease, where he supervises a multi-investigator 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. He 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.


Southern College, Collegedale, TN BA     1980-83 Chemistry
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA MD 1983-87 Medicine
Loma Linda Univ Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA Intern/Residency 197-90 Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Fellowship 1990-93 Gastroenterology