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William J. Sandborn, MD

Director – Robarts West

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 427 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.  He is currently Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Director of UCSD IBD Center in the UC San Diego Health System.