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James Ostroff, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

Dr. James Ostroff, a gastroenterologist, directs the Endoscopy unit and Gastrointestinal Consultation Service at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in endoscopic therapy of obstructive jaundice, benign and malignant pancreatic diseases, endoscopic management of malignant bowel obstructions, and endoscopic management of complications after surgical esophagectomies and after orthotopic liver transplants in adults and children.

Ostroff earned a medical degree at Cornell Medical College and completed an internship and residency at New York Hospital. He has published more than 100 articles, chapters and abstracts on endoscopic management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. His research focuses on endoscopic therapy for the biliary tract and pancreas and post-operative strictures, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic management of post-operative complications. Ostroff, who has established one of the largest endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) training programs in North America, is the Lynn and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in gastroenterology and the Kenneth Rainin Distinguished Professor of Gastrointestinal Disease at UCSF.

Clinics

Gastroenterology at Parnassus
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 502-2112
Fax: (415) 514-3300

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

HHT Center of Excellence
185 Berry Street, Suites 190 and 180, Lobby 6
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 353-1300
Fax: (415) 353-8570

Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pancreas Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone (Pancreatic Cancer): (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Total Pancreatectomy - Islet Auto Transplant (TP-IAT)
400 Parnassus Avenue, 7th Floor
San Francisco CA 94143-0780
Phone: (415) 353-1473
Fax: (415) 353-8709

Conditions & Treatments

More about James Ostroff

Education

Cornell University School of Medicine 1977

Residencies

New York Hospital, Internal Medicine 1980

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Gastroenterology 1982

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ho EY, George V, McCracken M, Ostroff JW. A 13 year-old boy with post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder presenting with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding: a case report. F1000Res. 2014; 3:88.
  2. Lyo V, Cattaruzza F, Kim TN, Walker AW, Paulick M, Cox D, Cloyd J, Buxbaum J, Ostroff J, Bogyo M, Grady EF, Bunnett NW, Kirkwood KS. Active cathepsins B, L, and S in murine and human pancreatitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Oct 15; 303(8):G894-903.
  3. Buxbaum JL, Biggins SW, Bagatelos KC, Inadomi JM, Ostroff JW. Inoperable pancreatic cancer patients who have prolonged survival exhibit an increased risk of cholangitis. JOP. 2011 Jul; 12(4):377-83.
  4. Buxbaum JL, Biggins SW, Bagatelos KC, Ostroff JW. Predictors of endoscopic treatment outcomes in the management of biliary problems after liver transplantation at a high-volume academic center. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jan; 73(1):37-44.
  5. Ostroff JW. Management of biliary complications in the liver transplant patient. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2010 Apr; 6(4):264-72.
  6. Ostroff JW. Pain and chronic pancreatitis: are we really ready for metal in the pancreatic duct? Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Dec; 68(6):1179-81.
  7. Sweet MP, Nipomnick I, Gasper WJ, Bagatelos K, Ostroff JW, Fisichella PM, Way LW, Patti MG. The outcome of laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia is not influenced by the degree of esophageal dilatation. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Jan; 12(1):159-65.
  8. Kitazono MT, Qayyum A, Yeh BM, Chard PS, Ostroff JW, Coakley FV. Magnetic resonance cholangiography of biliary strictures after liver transplantation: a prospective double-blind study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2007 Jun; 25(6):1168-73.
  9. Patti MG, Gorodner MV, Galvani C, Tedesco P, Fisichella PM, Ostroff JW, Bagatelos KC, Way LW. Spectrum of esophageal motility disorders: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Arch Surg. 2005 May; 140(5):442-8; discussion 448-9.
  10. Velayos FS, Williamson A, Sousa KH, Lung E, Bostrom A, Weber EJ, Ostroff JW, Terdiman JP. Early predictors of severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding and adverse outcomes: a prospective study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004 Jun; 2(6):485-90.
  11. Gugig R, Ostroff J, Chen YY, Harrison M, Heyman MB. Gastric cystic duplication: a rare cause of recurrent pancreatitis in children. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Apr; 59(4):592-4.
  12. Ostroff JW. Endoscopic and radiologic management of pancreatic and biliary tract diseases. Semin Gastrointest Dis. 2003 Oct; 14(4):222-36.
  13. Ostroff JW. Post-transplant biliary problems. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2001 Jan; 11(1):163-83.
  14. Terdiman JP, Ostroff JW. Gastrointestinal bleeding in the hospitalized patient: a case-control study to assess risk factors, causes, and outcome. Am J Med. 1998 Apr; 104(4):349-54.
  15. Corley DA, Lindeman N, Ostroff JW. Survival with early diagnosis of invasive gastric mucormycosis in a heart transplant patient. Gastrointest Endosc. 1997 Nov; 46(5):452-4.
  16. Terdiman JP, Ostroff JW. Risk of persistent or recurrent and intractable upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the era of therapeutic endoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 1997 Oct; 92(10):1805-11.
  17. Cello JP, Ring EJ, Olcott EW, Koch J, Gordon R, Sandhu J, Morgan DR, Ostroff JW, Rockey DC, Bacchetti P, LaBerge J, Lake JR, Somberg K, Doherty C, Davila M, McQuaid K, Wall SD. Endoscopic sclerotherapy compared with percutaneous transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt after initial sclerotherapy in patients with acute variceal hemorrhage. A randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 1997 Jun 1; 126(11):858-65.
  18. Lipson SA, Perr HA, Koerper MA, Ostroff JW, Snyder JD, Goldstein RB. Intramural duodenal hematoma after endoscopic biopsy in leukemic patients. Gastrointest Endosc. 1996 Nov; 44(5):620-3.
  19. Terdiman JP, Linker CA, Ries CA, Damon LE, Rugo HS, Ostroff JW. The role of endoscopic evaluation in patients with suspected intestinal graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone-marrow transplantation. Endoscopy. 1996 Oct; 28(8):680-5.
  20. Yee HF, Brown RS, Ostroff JW. Fatal Clostridium difficile enteritis after total abdominal colectomy. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1996 Jan; 22(1):45-7.

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