William R. Stern, MD, FACG

William R. Stern, MD is a board certified gastroenterologist and Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology.  An active member of the medical community, he has served as president of the Montgomery County Medical Society and member of the Board of Trustees of Med Chi, the Maryland State Medical Society.  Currently, Dr. Stern is Governor for Maryland for the American College of Gastroenterology. 

In 2012, Dr. Stern was recognized by his peers as a "Top Doctor" for the sixth time in Washingtonian magazine.  He is also a recipient of the 2010 Patients' Choice Award.  His professional interestes include, Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Liver disease and Hepatitis and he is one of the few physicians in the area to offer a new office-based treatment of hemorrhoids known as the CRH System of Hemorrhoidal Banding.  He serves as Treasurer for Capital Digestive Care and Medical Director for the Associates in Gastroenterology division.

In his spare time, Dr. Stern enjoys reading, biking, skiing and spending time with his family. In 2008 Dr. Stern and his wife rode a tandem bike in a 200 mile charity bike ride for the Alyn Children’s Hospital!

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Colon cancer screening and prevention
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Hepatitis

Foreign Languages Spoken:

  • Hebrew

Medical Education and Training

Mount Sinai School of Medicine /
New York, NY
/ Doctor of Medicine


The George Washington University Medical Center / Washington, DC


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition /
Veterans Administration Medical Center / Washington, DC

Postgraduate Education

Master of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry / Massachusetss Institute of Technology /
Cambridge, MA

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Fellow of

American College of Gastroenterology

Member of

American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, Montgomery County Medical Society
Endoscopy Center Affiliations
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Associates
Hospital Affiliations
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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