William J. Snape, Jr., M.D., Medical Director Center for Neurogastroenterology and Motility
William J. Snape, Jr., M.D. graduated from Princeton University with a degree in chemistry. He then received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While at Jefferson Medical College he was elected into the scholastic honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York and in gastroenterology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He also served for two years in the United States Navy as an internist at the Orlando Naval Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Snape was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Harbor-UCLA as Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of gastroenterology. He was funded by the National Institute of Health for research into the cause of functional gastrointestinal disease and was the Director of the Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease funded by the National Institutes of health. He then moved to be Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine.
He joined the faculty at California Pacific Medical Center to lead a cutting-edge Neurogastroenterology and Motility laboratory providing diagnostic evaluation for patients with gastrointestinal motility disorders. Dr. Snape is recognized as a foremost expert on the function of gastrointestinal smooth muscle, gastrointestinal motility studies and gastroparesis.