Since 1969, Sanford Guide has provided health care professionals with comprehensive evidence-based recommendations designed for use at the point of care.


Created by Jay P. Sanford, M.D. in 1969, the Sanford Guide was the outgrowth of a medical grand rounds handout on newer antibacterial agents. While Sanford Guide's content, ubiquity, and delivery platforms have expanded over time, it continues to be edited by a team of leaders in the field, and remains the most trusted name in the treatment of infectious diseases.


Jay P. Sanford, M.D. (1928-1996)

Jay Philip Sanford earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1952. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Harvard Medical School (Brigham Hospital) and Duke University Hospital. Dr. Sanford served in the U.S. Army as Chief of the Bacteriology Section at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, DC. In 1957, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. From 1957 to 1975 he taught at Southwestern, was chief of the infectious diseases service and director of the bacteriology lab at Parkland Hospital. In 1975, he was appointed Dean of the new Uniformed Services University (USUHS) of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He served as Dean and later President of USUHS until 1991. He then returned to the faculty of Southwestern Medical School as Professor of Medicine. He served as Chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine, President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, a Master in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sanford was a Colonel (MC) in the U.S. Army Reserve assigned to the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) until the time of his death. He received numerous awards and honors including the Medaille d'Honneur from the government of France and the distinguished public service medal from the Department of Defense.