William Sangster, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Colon and Rectal Surgery
General Surgery
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Area of focus ?
Colon and Rectal Cancer, Diverticulitis, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Languages spoken

Dr. Sangster's Locations

less than  km

About Dr. Sangster

Philosophy of care

As a colorectal surgeon, I strive to provide the highest level of care while treating you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.

Why I entered medicine

In college, I volunteered at a hospital for children with special needs. While there I was able to personally see how much of a role the physicians and nurses played in the lives of the children and that feeling is what drew me toward medicine.

Community involvement

Throughout my career I have volunteered in clinics for those in homeless shelters. I have also participated in church and community health screenings and events.

Personal interests

Outside of my medical/research interests, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.


Pennsylvania State University, BS - Life Sciences, 2007

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD, 2011


Internship 2012
General Surgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Residency 2018
General Surgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Fellowship 2019
Colon & Rectal Surgery, Spectrum Health/Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI


American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Colon & Rectal Surgery

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