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Department of Internal Medicine

Thomas P. Prindiville, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Thomas P. Prindiville has focused his research in two areas:

Basic Science which includes Autoimmunity, Lymphoma, Epstein-Barr virus infection in patients with inflammatory diseases, Mucosal immunity and HIV infection, Changes in colonic biota in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Molecular profiling in patients with pancreatic neoplasia; and,

Clinical Science which includes Therapy of inflammatory bowel disease, Diagnosis and palliation of biliary and pancreatic neoplasia, Evaluation and treatment of strictures in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Effects of 6 MP methylation in the management of patients with IBD, Clinical outcomes in patients evaluated by capsule endoscopy, Effects of diet in patients with IBD.




Cancer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1970
B.S., College of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas, 1966


Bexar County Hospital, University of Texas Medical School, Austin, Texas, 1970-1971


Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1971-1973


University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1982-1984

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1973
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1985

Professional Memberships:

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
American Gastrointestinal Association

Select Honors and Awards:

Addie Connally-Phillips Award, 1966

Drummond Award for Science, 1966

Select Recent Publications:

Rafiq A Sheikh, Thomas P Prindiville, R Erick Pecha, and Boris H Ruebner. Unusual presentations of eosinophilic gastroenteritis: Case series and review of literature. World J Gastroenterology 2009, 15(17): 2156-2161.

Foster EN, Quiros JA, Prindiville TP. Long-term Follow-up of the Endoscopic Treatment of Strictures in Pediatric and Adult Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 2008, 42(8): 880-5.

Ross WA, Wasan SM, Evans DB, Wolff RA, Trapani LV, Staerkel GA, Prindiville T, Lee JH. Combined Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine-Needle Aspiration and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in the Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Obstructive Jaundice from Presumed Pancreatic Malignancy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2007.

Sankaran S, George MD, Reay E, Guadalupe M, Flamm J, Prindiville T, Dandekar S. Rapid onset of intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction in primary HIV infection is driven by imbalance between immune response and mucosal repair and regeneration. J Virol 2007.

Tu RH, Grewall P, Leung JW, Suryaprasad AG, Sheykhzadeh PI, Doan C, Garcia JC, Zhang N, Prindiville T, Mann S, Trudeau W. Diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation for colonoscopy : a double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006, 63(1): 87-94.

Guadalupe, M, Sankaran S, George MD, Reay E, Verhoeven D, Shacklett BL, Flamm J, Wegelin J, Prindiville T, Dandekar S. Viral Suppression and Immune Restoration in the Gastrointestinal Mucosa of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I-Infected Patients Initiating Therapy during Primary or Chronic Infection. J Virol 2006, 80:8236-47.

Cohen SH, Shetab R, Tang-Feldman YJ, Sarma P, Silva J, Jr., Prindiville TP, Prevalence of enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis in hospital-acquired diarrhea. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2006, 55:251-4.

Foster E, Quiros A, Prindiville T. Outcomes and long-term follow-up of the endoscopic treatment of strictures in pediatric and adult patients with inflammatroy bowel disease (IBD). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006, 63(5) AB206.

To see if Thomas P. Prindiville is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).