James Ostroff, MD

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 Lynne 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.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

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. Kidambi TD, Bagatelos KC, Ostroff JW. The answer is in the ampulla. Gastroenterology. 2018 Apr 10.
  2. Kidambi TD, Schmajuk G, Gross AJ, Ostroff JW, Terdiman JP, Lee JK. Endoscopy is of low yield in the identification of gastrointestinal neoplasia in patients with dermatomyositis: A cross-sectional study. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul 14; 23(26):4788-4795.
  3. Usatin D, Fernandes M, Allen IE, Perito ER, Ostroff J, Heyman MB. Reply. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 186:216.

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