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John S. Sabel M.D., FACG, FACP, AGAF Emeritus

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In June, 2013, Dr. Sabel retired after practicing medicine in the Gastroenterology specialty for the last 35+ years.  He is currently a faculty member at the University of Colorado Gastroenterology Anschutz Medical Center.  He continues to be involved with IBD research and working at the GI clinic with GI Fellows.

Dr. Sabel will continue his involvement with the CCFA and HealthOne Hospitals. In addition to remaining close to the GI Community, Dr. Sabel is looking forward to more time with his wife, children and their families.  He intends to travel the world, play golf, go skiing and also participate in medical and political seminars.

Dr. John Sabel is a native of Alabama. He attended the University of Virginia for his premedical studies as well as medical school. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor University in Houston, as well as his fellowship in gastroenterology. Dr. Sabel is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He serves on the boards of several health care organizations and foundations, including the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the Med South Independent Physician Association. He is the regional Medical Director for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America as well as chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Colon Cancer Prevention for the Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative. His areas of special interest are preventive care and management of inflammatory bowel disease.

University of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine, 1972
Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Internal Medicine Residency, 1973-1975
Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Fellowship in Gastroenterology, 1975-1977

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine - 1976
Gastroenterology - 1979

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Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association
Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
Fellow, American Lothotripsy Society
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Arapahoe Medical Society
Rocky Mountain Gut Club

Current Positions:
Board of Trustees of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Chairman of the ad hoc committee for colon cancer screening guidelines
Member of the American Cancer Society Colon Cancer Awareness Committee
Board of Trustees of the Health One Alliance
Member of the Educational Committee of the Health One Alliance
Member of the Research Committee of the Health One Alliance
Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Managing Partner, South Denver Gastroenterology PC
Colorado Chairman, Colorado Dialogue for Action (state-wide campaign regarding colon cancer prevention)
Governor of Colorado Chapter of American College of Gastroenterology

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I first saw Dr. Sabel in 1998. In addition to his superb professional expertise, he exhibits all the traits we need in a therapeutic relationship i.e. Kindness, empathy, & great listening skills!
- Susan Z

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