The UNC high-risk gastrointestinal cancer clinic provides collaborative care delivered by a cross-disciplinary team for patients and families who may be affected by a hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndrome.
- Director: Robert Sandler, MD, MPH
- James Evans, MD - Genetics
- Catherine Fine, MS – Genetic Counselor
- Timothy Sadiq, MD – GI Surgery
- Robert Sandler, MD, MPH - Gastroenterology
- Fern Jeremiah
We provide risk assessment, genetic counseling services, genetic testing, individualized screening and treatment protocols incorporating the latest evidence-based practices. We can provide patients concerned about a family history of cancer with the information they need to make informed choices, assess risks and plan their futures. Consider referring the following patients to our clinic:
- more than 10 colon polyps in their lifetime
- a personal or family history of cancer or polyps before the age of 50
- more than one type of cancer diagnosis
- a second diagnosis of the same cancer
How to refer a patient
Simply fax a completed consult request form (available here) to 919-966-9185. Upon receipt, all referrals are reviewed and triaged by a faculty gastroenterologist. When appropriate, patients may be re-routed to our general gastroenterology clinic or another of our GI specialty clinics.
How to contact us
Please call 919-843-0758. For urgent clinical matters during business hours, please page the GI ambulatory care fellow at 919-966-4131 (pager # 123-7044). After hours please page the GI fellow on call at 919-966-4131.