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Jeffrey Sternberg


Jeffrey Sternberg, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a highly skilled, board-certified surgeon best known for his innovative treatment of pilonidal disease (also called pilonial cysts), a painful skin and tissue infection near the tailbone. At The Sternberg Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Sternberg has treated approximately 1,500 cases of pilonidal disease since 2002, and his surgical protocol cures 100% of his patients. Many of his patients have recurring pain and infection from failed operations elsewhere; 40% of Dr. Sternberg’s pilonidal patients come from out of state.

His specialties also include disease of the colon and gastrointestinal tract; performing colonoscopies; treating colo-rectal conditions such as fistula, abscess, fissure, and hemorrhoids; treating inguinal, umbilical, and epigastric hernias, and other same-day surgical or office based conditions.

Dr. Sternberg is the medical director of The Sternberg Clinic in San Francisco; he also serves as the surgical director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at California Pacific Medical Center and is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Elected by his peers to leadership positions in the profession, he is a past president of the Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The Northern California Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has selected Dr. Sternberg for the 2017 Champion of Hope Award.

Dr. Sternberg completed an AB in biochemistry at Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Sternberg trained in general surgery at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota. He is double board-certified in general and colon and rectal surgery.