Lawrence J. Saubermann, M.D.

Lawrence J. Saubermann, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 276-0101

Professional Bio

Dr. Lawrence Saubermann is a Gastroenterologist at Strong Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He received a B.A. in Biology from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, and Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Saubermann then completed a clinical and research fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was an Instructor in Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s hospital for a couple of years before moving to Boston University Medical Center to establish his independent research program. While at Boston University Medical Center, he became an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and stayed there for five years as a Staff Gastroenterologist. In July 2005, he came to Strong Memorial Hospital to continue his research and clinical activities in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  He has received grants and published widely in this area, as well as written chapters in major textbooks. He enjoys teaching on the wards, in the clinics, and in the laboratory.

Research Bio

Dr. Saubermann is interested in the intestinal mucosal immune system, and how it is involved in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, such as Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Microscopic/lymphocytic colitis, and Celiac Sprue. He has a number of projects related to inflammatory bowel disease, including clinical research trials with new biologic agents, testing for novel serologic markers of disease activity, and examining the effects of environmental toxins on the mucosal immune system. He is collaborating with other clinical and basic science researchers throughout the university to better understand the mechanisms behind the disease and develop new therapies. In addition, he participates as a co-investigator on a longitudinal countywide database study of inflammatory bowel disease subjects.

Awards & Honors (Local)

CCFA Executive Board and CMAC | Rochester Chapter 2010
Fellowship in American College of Gastroenterology 2009
Chair of Education, Appointed Member | CCFA Medical Advisory Committee | Rochester, NY 2008
Senior Research Award Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Senior Research Award 2003
Appointed Institutional Review Board Committee Member (Panel Purple, Active) 2002
Appointed Member of New England CCFA Medical Advisory Committee (Active) 2002
Broad Medical Research Program Award Broad Foundation 2002
Appointed Institutional Review Board Committee Member (Panel Green, Active) 2001
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) National Institutes of Health 1998
Physician Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award Howard Hughes Medical Institute 1998
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award K08 | National Institiute of Health 1998
Astra-Merck Advanced Research Training Award American Digestive Health Foundation 1997
cum laude Brandeis University 1987

Recent Journal Articles

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Saubermann, Lawrence J. "Understanding IBD". CAP PC. 2014; : 4 & 8.
Roy A, Gaylo A, Cao W, Saubermann LJ, Lawrence BP. "Neither direct nor developmental exposure to bisphenol A alters the severity of experimental inflammatory colitis in mice." Journal of immunotoxicology. 2013 10(4):334-40. Epub 2013 Jan 03.
2012 Jun
Mohanty PH, Sood V, Saubermann LJ. "A 16-year-old girl with perianal skin tags." Pediatric annals. 2012 Jun; 41(6):10-2.
2010 May 1
Zhang L, Sun W, Wang J, Zhang M, Yang S, Tian Y, Vidyasagar S, Peña LA, Zhang K, Cao Y, Yin L, Wang W, Zhang L, Schaefer KL, Saubermann LJ, Swarts SG, Fenton BM, Keng PC, Okunieff P. "Mitigation effect of an FGF-2 peptide on acute gastrointestinal syndrome after high-dose ionizing radiation." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 2010 May 1; 77(1):261-8.
2010 May
Zhang L; Sun W; Wang J; Zhang M; Yang S; Tian Y; Vidyasagar S; Pena LA; Zhang K; Cao Y; Yin L; Wang W; Zhang L; Schaefer KL; Saubermann LJ; Swarts SG; Fenton BM; Keng PC; Okunieff P. "Mitigation effect of an FGF-2 peptide on acute gastrointestinal syndrome after high-dose ionizing radiation". Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010; 77(1): 261-8.


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ Texas-Southwestn Med Sch1991
BA | Biology | Brandeis University1987
MD | Internal Medicine | University of Texas SouthwesternAttended 1987 - 1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital07/01/1994 - 09/30/1998
Residency in Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Internship in Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992