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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.

  • Education

    Cornell University School of Medicine, 1977

  • Residencies

    New York Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1980

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Gastroenterology, 1982

  • Board Certifications

    Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Gastroenterology at Parnassus

350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94143

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It felt very good to see a medical provider who seemed to care about my health concerns and want to take action to get to the root of the problem in a timely manner. I didn't feel discredited or marginalized in any way. Coming from a small town/county where wait time to see a specialist can be years I felt so elated about the care and concern provided by the Dr and his staff.
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