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UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology

​Division History

The UC San Diego Gastroenterology Division was founded in the mid-1970s by Henry Wheeler, MD, who served as its first division chief.

Many local San Diego gastroenterologists received their gastroenterology training at UC San Diego. 

Past and Present Division Chiefs​


​Thomas J. Savides, MD

Interim Division Chief
2021-present


​William J. Sandborn, MD

2011-2021


​John M. Carethers, MD

2004-2009

John Carethers, MD

​C. Richard Boland, MD

1995-2003

C. Richard Boland, MD

​Jon I. Isenberg, MD

1979-1993

Jon Isenberg, MD

​Henry Wheeler, MD

mid-1970-1978

Henry Wheeler, MD