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 and Director of the IBD Center and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology for the UC San Diego Health System. He was previously a co-founder of Santarus working directly with Scott Glenn, Stephan Targan & Gerry Proehl. Dr. Sandborn has published over 720 peer reviewed articles and is a member of the editorial board for the New England Journal of Medicine.