- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine, 2006
- Research Interests:
Barrett's Esophagus, Quality and Efficiency in Endoscopy, Pancreas Cystic Neoplasms
- Clinical Practice:
- Achalasia, Barrett's Esophagus, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastric (Stomach) Cancer, Colon Polyps, Dysphagia, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Upper GI Endoscopy, Small Intestine Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Endoscopy
- Associate Professor
Dr. Sauer grew up in Oconomowoc, WI and graduated from Western Michigan University before attending medical school at the University of Wisconsin. He moved to Charlottesville, VA, to pursue residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Virginia. During fellowship, he also obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Research from UVA. Following his fellowship, he completed a year of advanced endoscopy training at UVA and joined the faculty in 2010.
His practice focuses primarily on eosinophilic esophagitis endoscopic ultrasound, Barrett’s esophagus and advanced endoscopic procedures. He serves as the medical director of endoscopy and is actively involved in quality and efficiency research in endoscopy. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of two small non-profit organizations: King’s Palace, which helps children in El Salvador and Asha International, which supports a hospital in India. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife Betsy and his three children.
- 2016 Excellence in Teaching, Department of Medicine
- 2015 Excellence in Critical Care, Department of Medicine
- 2015 Leadership in Academic Matters Fellow, University of Virginia Office of the Provost
- 2013 Endoscopy Teacher of the Year, University of Virginia
- University of Wisconsin, 2002
- Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, 2003-2006
- Gastroenterology, University of Virginia, 2006-2009