William has been a medical consultant at Alimentiv since 2011. His expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinical trial design and execution, and related regulatory issues has been instrumental in Alimentiv’s growth.



From 1993-2010, Dr. Sandborn 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 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 is Vice Chair for Clinical Operations for the Department of Medicine and 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 achieved an h-index of 135. He has published over 781 peer reviewed articles including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is also 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 IBD.



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