Faculty Profile

Sajan Nagpal
Section of Gastroenterology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Nagpal specializes in diagnosing and treating pancreatic disease and heads the Pancreas Clinic at University of Chicago Medicine . He is an expert in acute and chronic pancreatitis, cystic lesions of the pancreas and autoimmune pancreatitis. He also works closely with the islet auto-transplantation program at University of Chicago Medicine. His research interests include risk stratification of pancreatic cysts as well as early detection of pancreatic cancer, including screening in high risk populations. He also has experience caring for patients with other complex digestive disease conditions.

As an active researcher, Dr. Nagpal uses clinical and translational research to improve the lives of his patients. Most recently, he was investigating patients with pancreatic cancer-induced diabetes and with type 2 diabetes to better understand the differences in the two conditions. Dr. Nagpal’s research has been published in the highest impact peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA, Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Clinical Interests

Pancreatic disease, acute and chronic pancreatitis, cystic lesions of the pancreas and autoimmune pancreatitis


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  • MBBS, 2009, All India Institute of Medical Scienices, Medicine and Surgery
  • Residency, 2016, Cleveland Clinic, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2019, Mayo Clinic, Gastroenterology and Hepatology