Returning guest, Dr. William Sandborn, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at UC San Diego Health, discusses recent data from the Phase 3 UNIFI study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Janssen’s STELARA® (ustekinumab) as a maintenance therapy in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who previously failed biologic or conventional therapy. The long-term extension study out to two years, includes an abstract showing the effect of treatment on stool frequency and rectal bleeding. These data were presented at the 2020 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Meeting.
William Sandborn, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist who is one of the world’s top experts in the management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. He directs the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at UC San Diego Health. In addition, he is chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Medicine, and a member of the Clinical Practice Oversight (CPO) Board for UC San Diego Health. A professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Sandborn conducts clinical trials in IBD and leads a team of physicians, research fellows, nurses, and study coordinators. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Sandborn worked in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Sandborn completed his fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He did his residency and earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in gastroenterology.