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John P. Cello, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

Dr. John Cello is an expert in gastrointestinal disorders and director of the Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion Center at UCSF Medical Center. He cares for patients with gastrointestinal disorders at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Cello earned a medical degree at Harvard University with high honors. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF. His research addresses new treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, including bleeding and morbid obesity. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Educator Award from the American Gastroenterology Association and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and a member the American College of Physicians, California Academy of Medicine, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Western Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a professor of medicine and surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Bariatric Surgery Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor, Room A-655
San Francisco, CA 94143-0338
Phone: (415) 353-2804
Fax: (415) 353-2505

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

Center for the Study of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion
400 Parnassus Ave., Box 0310
San Francisco, CA 94143-0310
Phone: (415) 353-9383
Fax: (415) 353-2505

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1969

Residencies

Peter Brent Brigham Hospital, Internal Medicine 1972

Fellowships

VA Medical Center, Washington DC, Hepatology/Biochemistry 1973
UCSF Medical Center, Gastroenterology 1977

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Cello JP, Rogers SJ. Morbid obesity-the new pandemic: medical and surgical management, and implications for the practicing gastroenterologist. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2013; 4:e35.
  2. Day LW, Cello JP, Somsouk M, Inadomi JM. Prevalence of gastric cancer versus colorectal cancer in Asians with a positive fecal occult blood test. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2011 Sep; 30(5):209-16.
  3. Brown LM, Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Brasel KJ, Inadomi JM. Cost-effective treatment of patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis and possible common bile duct stones. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun; 212(6):1049-1060.e1-7.
  4. Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Schecter WP. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with pancreatic trauma. J Trauma. 2010 Mar; 68(3):538-44.
  5. Day LW, Cello JP, Madden E, Segal M. Prospective assessment of inpatient gastrointestinal consultation requests in an academic teaching hospital. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Mar; 105(3):484-9.
  6. Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Horn JK, Siperstein AE, Schecter WP, Campbell AR, Mackersie RC, Rodas A, Kreuwel HT, Harris HW. Prospective randomized trial of LC+LCBDE vs ERCP/S+LC for common bile duct stone disease. Arch Surg. 2010 Jan; 145(1):28-33.
  7. Cello JP, Day LW. Idiopathic AIDS enteropathy and treatment of gastrointestinal opportunistic pathogens. Gastroenterology. 2009 May; 136(6):1952-65.
  8. Takata MC, Campos GM, Ciovica R, Rabl C, Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Ascher NL, Posselt AM. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery improves candidacy in morbidly obese patients awaiting transplantation. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008 Mar-Apr; 4(2):159-64; discussion 164-5.
  9. Somsouk M, Shergill AK, Grenert JP, Harris H, Cello JP, Shah JN. Actinomycosis mimicking a pancreatic head neoplasm diagnosed by EUS-guided FNA. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Jul; 68(1):186-7.
  10. Yen EF, Ladabaum U, Muthusamy VR, Cello JP, McQuaid KR, Shah JN. Colonoscopic treatment of acute diverticular hemorrhage using endoclips. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Sep; 53(9):2480-5.
  11. Campos GM, Ciovica R, Rogers SJ, Posselt AM, Vittinghoff E, Takata M, Cello JP. Spectrum and risk factors of complications after gastric bypass. Arch Surg. 2007 Oct; 142(10):969-75; discussion 976.
  12. Takata MC, Ciovica R, Cello JP, Posselt AM, Rogers SJ, Campos GM. Predictors, treatment, and outcomes of gastrojejunostomy stricture after gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Obes Surg. 2007 Jul; 17(7):878-84.
  13. Carter JT, Tafreshian S, Campos GM, Tiwari U, Herbella F, Cello JP, Patti MG, Rogers SJ, Posselt AM. Routine upper GI series after gastric bypass does not reliably identify anastomotic leaks or predict stricture formation. Surg Endosc. 2007 Dec; 21(12):2172-7.
  14. Thoeni RF, Cello JP. CT imaging of colitis. Radiology. 2006 Sep; 240(3):623-38.
  15. Cello JP. Alcoholic patient with constant abdominal pain and normal amylase. Gastroenterology. 2004 Mar; 126(3):895-902.
  16. Cello JP. Capsule endoscopy features of human immunodeficiency virus and geographical diseases. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2004 Jan; 14(1):169-77.
  17. Garcia RT, Cello JP, Nguyen MH, Rogers SJ, Rodas A, Trinh HN, Stollman NH, Schlueck G, McQuaid KR. Unsedated ultrathin EGD is well accepted when compared with conventional sedated EGD: a multicenter randomized trial. Gastroenterology. 2003 Dec; 125(6):1606-12.
  18. Ko WF, Cello JP, Rogers SJ, Lecours A. Prognostic factors for the survival of patients with AIDS cholangiopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct; 98(10):2176-81.
  19. Kim LS, Koch J, Yee J, Halvorsen R, Cello JP, Rockey DC. Comparison of patients' experiences during imaging tests of the colon. Gastrointest Endosc. 2001 Jul; 54(1):67-74.
  20. Sookoian S, Castaņo G, Frider B, Cello J, Campos R, Flichman D. Combined therapy with interferon and ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C does not affect serum quasispecies diversity. Dig Dis Sci. 2001 May; 46(5):1067-71.

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