William Sanchez, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist
  2. Gastroenterologist (Transplant Hepatologist)
  3. Internist

William Sanchez, M.D., is a physician specializing in gastroenterology and hepatology, with subspecialty certification in transplant hepatology.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Managing chronic liver disease and complications of cirrhosis, such as ascites, hepatic encephalopathy and variceal bleeding
  • Evaluating and treating patients with primary liver cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma
  • Providing care in Mayo Clinic's Liver Transplant program; evaluating patients in need of liver transplantation as well as potential living liver donors; helping patients manage their disease while on the transplant wait list; and providing care in the post-transplant setting

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Sanchez is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and subspecialty fellows. He is currently the director of education for the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center and program director for the Transplantation Hepatology Fellowship program. Dr. Sanchez is a highly sought after speaker and has spoken on topics related to gastrointestinal and liver disease in venues across the country and abroad.

  1. Cholangiocarcinoma
  2. Chronic liver disease
  3. Cirrhosis
  4. Gallbladder cancer
  5. Hepatitis C
  6. Liver cancer
  1. Colonoscopy
  2. Liver biopsy
  3. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Liver transplantation
  • Medical education
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Hepatobiliary malignancies
  1. 2007
    Fellow - Gastroenterology & HepatologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2004
    Fellow - Transplantation Medicine/HepatologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2003
    Chief Resident - Internal MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2002
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1999
    MDRutgers University & UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  6. 1995
    BS - BiologyThe College of New Jersey

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Transplant HepatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2007
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2002
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Outstanding Course Director for 2015Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  2. 2016
    Outstanding Course Director for 2015Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development in Arizona
  3. 2013
    Mayo Fellows' Association Gastroenterology Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2013
    Outstanding Faculty MemberMayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  5. 2007
    Edward C. Rosenow, III Outstanding Trainee Teaching Award, 2007Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2007
    Eugenie Bolz AwardDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  7. 2005
    Edward C. Rosenow, III Outstanding Trainee Teaching Award, 2005Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2002
    Miles and Shirley Fiterman Center FellowDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  9. 2002
    Chief Resident, Internal MedicineDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2001
    Senior Medical Resident Teaching AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  11. 1999
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  12. 1996
    Dean's ListNew Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017
    Committee MemberDiversity Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  2. 2017 - present
    ChairPractice Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberDOM Outpatient Practice Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 2016 - 2018
    Elected MemberHepatobiliary Neoplasia Special Interest Group Steering Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2016 - present
    Work Group LeaderLiving Donor Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing
  7. 2015 - 2017
    ChairMembership and Mentoring Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  8. 2015 - 2017
    Regional RepresentativeUnited Network for Organ Sharing
  9. 2015 - 2016
    MemberCME Research Award Selection Committee, CME Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2015 - 2016
    MemberDiversity Task Force, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  11. 2015
    Abstract ReviewerInternational Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
  12. 2015 - present
    Lead/ChairKnowledge Content Board - Gastroenterology, AskMayoExpert
  13. 2014 - 2017
    MemberAssociation of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  14. 2014 - 2016
    MemberCME Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  15. 2014 - present
    ChairClinical Competency Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  16. 2014 - present
    MemberEducation Subcommittee, Liver and Intestinal Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation
  17. 2013 - present
    MemberMembership and Mentoring Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  18. 2012 - present
    MemberAGA Academy of Educators, American Gastroenterological Association
  19. 2012 - present
    MemberLiver and Intestinal Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation
  20. 2012 - present
    MemberLiving Donor Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation
  21. 2010 - 2014
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency Competency Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  22. 2010
    MemberLiver Abstract Review Sub-Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  23. 2009 - 2017
    MemberResidency Selection Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  24. 2009 - 2010
    MemberPractice Management Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  25. 2008 - present
    ChairEducation Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  26. 2008 - present
    MemberInternal Medicine & Medical Specialties, Graduate Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 2008 - present
    MemberKnowledge Content Board - Gastroenterology, AskMayoExpert
  28. 2008 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  29. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  30. 2007 - 2010
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  31. 2006 - 2007
    Trainee MemberProgram Evaluation Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  32. 2005 - 2011
    MemberPatient Care Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  33. 2005 - 2006
    Fellows' RepresentativeDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  34. 2005 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  35. 2004 - 2008
    MemberTraining Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  36. 2004 - 2008
    Trainee MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  37. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  38. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  39. 2002 - 2003
    Co-ChiefInternal Medicine Residents' Council, Department of Internal Medicine
  40. 2002 - 2003
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  41. 2002 - 2003
    MemberSubcommittee on Undergraduate Education, Department of Internal Medicine
  42. 2002 - 2003
    MemberResidency Program Evaluation Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  43. 2002 - 2003
    MemberResidency General Medical Training Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  44. 2002 - 2003
    MemberExecutive Subcommittee, Subcommittee on Undergraduate Education, Department of Internal Medicine
  45. 2002 - 2003
    MemberLCME Taskforce, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  46. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  47. 2000 - 2002
    MemberInternal Medicine Residents' Council, Department of Internal Medicine
  48. 1999 - 2014
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
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Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.