Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, UCSD IBD Center
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California USA
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 a tenured Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Director of the IBD Center and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology for the UC San Diego Health System. In 2020 he was designated a Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He is a member of the UC San Diego Health Physicians Group Board (which oversees the clinical practice for the entire UC San Diego Health System). Dr. Sandborn has published over 806 peer reviewed articles including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology. His h-index is 138. He is a member of the editorial board for the New England Journal of Medicine. In 2019 he was awarded the Sherman Prize for his work in inflammatory bowel disease. His research interests are clinical trials and clinical pharmacology related to inflammatory bowel disease.