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John P. Cello, M.D.

John P. Cello, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Medical Director,
Bariatric Surgery Center at UCSF Medical Center
John.Cello@ucsf.edu

Contact Information

Box 0862
1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5 Room 3D6
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone (415) 206-4767
John.Cello@ucsf.edu
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  • Harvard School of Medicine 1969
  • Peter Brent Brigham Hospital, Internal Medicine 1972
  • VA Medical Center, Washington DC, Hepatology/Biochemistry 1973
  • UCSF Medical Center, Gastroenterology 1977
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine - General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology - Subspecialty

Dr. John Cello is a renowned expert in gastrointestinal disorders and bariatric medicine. He is the medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at UCSF Medical Center and director of Medical Education in Gastroenterology at San Francisco General Hospital. He cares for patients with gastrointestinal disorders at both San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Cello earned a medical degree at Harvard University with high honors and 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 both 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.

Most recent publications from a total of 120
  1. Lee A, Aditi A, Bhat YM, Binmoeller KF, Hamerski C, Sendino O, Kane S, Cello JP, Day LW, Mohamadnejad M, Muthusamy VR, Watson R, Klapman JB, Komanduri S, Wani S, Shah JN. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary access versus precut papillotomy in patients with failed biliary cannulation: a retrospective study. Endoscopy. 2017 Feb; 49(2):146-153. View in PubMed
  2. Cello JP, Rogers SJ. Morbid obesity-the new pandemic: medical and surgical management, and implications for the practicing gastroenterologist. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2013 Jun 06; 4:e35. View in PubMed
  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. View in PubMed
  4. Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Schecter WP. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with pancreatic trauma. J Trauma. 2010 Mar; 68(3):538-44. View in PubMed
  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. View in PubMed
  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. View in PubMed
  7. Cello JP, Day LW. Idiopathic AIDS enteropathy and treatment of gastrointestinal opportunistic pathogens. Gastroenterology. 2009 May; 136(6):1952-65. View in PubMed
  8. 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. View in PubMed
  9. 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. View in PubMed
  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. View in PubMed
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