3.26.23: Pilonidal Disease, Truths, Myths, and Pearls with Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg graduated magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth Collegeafter which he completed medical school at the University of Chicago. He trained in generalsurgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and also completed a fellowship in SurgicalNutrition at Harvard. He first encountered the cleft-lift approach for pilonidal disease during hiscolon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota, and deepened thisunderstanding of the technique with John and Tom Bascom in 2001. Since then, they havepartnered to further evolve the technique. Dr. Sternberg now specializes in patients withchallenging recurrences, treating over 1500 individuals and has a less than 1% recurrence rateand has been able to fix those who have recurred. Patients now travel from all over the UnitedStates, Canada, and elsewhere to San Francisco with challenging pilonidal problems for his care.Since completing his colon and rectal surgery fellowship in 2000, Dr. Sternberg has practicedgeneral and colon and rectal surgery in San Francisco at California Pacific Medical Center wherehe has served as a Surgical Director of the IBD Center and on the hospital medical executivecommittee.