Jesse Lee Stondell, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Jesse Lee Stondell, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor

Program Director, Department of Gastroenterology

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




Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

UC Davis Medical Group - Midtown
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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UC Davis Medical Group - Folsom

UC Davis Medical Group - Folsom
271 Turn Pike Dr.
Folsom, CA 95630

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Clinic Phone


Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My aim is to provide the best possible care for a challenging chronic condition. With each patient I hope to provide long term solutions with the goal of preventing progression of disease and improving quality of life.

Clinical Interests

I am a locally trained gastroenterologist with a primary focus on inflammatory bowel disease. Our medical center provides a modern approach to treatment with experts in nutrition, pharmacy, and surgery to provide complete care for the IBD patient. I also specialize in unsedated colonoscopy/water colonoscopy for those who prefer to avoid opiates/sedatives during their procedures. Lastly, I can perform specialized chromoendoscopy for IBD patients who need more advanced colon cancer screening.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Stondell's research interests include: clinical trials for new medications related to IBD treatment, and water colonoscopy trials. 


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Undergraduate School

B.A., Genetics, UC Davis, Davis CA 2003

Medical School

M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA 2008


Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2008-2011


Gastroenterology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2011-2014

Recognized as a "Sacramento Top Doc," Sacramento Magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Certificate of Recognition from CCFA for exemplary effort and coordination of Northern California’s inaugural professional IBD symposium, 2020

Johnson S, Ko J, Halabi WJ, Stondell J, Dave M. Fistula Healing Is Low After Fecal Diversion Surgery in Perianal Crohn's Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2022 Feb 1;28(2):e17. doi:10.1093/ibd/izab210. PMID:34448837.

Marsano J, Johnson S, Yan S, Alli-Akintade L, Wilson M, Al-Juburi A, Stondell J, Tejaswi S. Comparison of colon adenoma detection rates using cap-assisted and Endocuff-assisted colonoscopy: a randomized controlled trial. Endosc Int Open. 2019 Dec;7(12):E1585-E1591. doi:10.1055/a-0996-7891. Epub 2019 Nov 25. PMID:31788539.

Hu Y, French SW, Chau T, Liu HX, Sheng L, Wei F, Stondell J, Garcia JC, Du Y, Bowlus CL, Wan YY. RARβ acts as both an upstream regulator and downstream effector of miR-22, which epigenetically regulates NUR77 to induce apoptosis of colon cancer cells. FASEB J. 2019 Feb;33(2):2314-2326. doi:10.1096/fj.201801390R. Epub 2018 Sep 25. PMID:30252536.

McCabe P, Alli-Akintade L, Stondell J. Seronegative Adult Autoimmune Enteropathy in a Male Traveler. ACG Case Rep J. 2017 Feb 1;4:e19. doi:10.14309/crj.2017.19. PMID:28184376.

Fox JC. 5. MRI of the Abdomen. Clinical Emergency Radiology, 1st Ed., Cambridge University Press. 2008.