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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
  • [email protected]

Contact Information

Box 0862
1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5 Room 3D6
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone (415) 206-4767
[email protected]
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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.

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  • General Clinical Research Center
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    Oct 1974
    Nov 2007
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  1. Ross JT, Liang NE, Lebares CC, Carter JT, Harris HW, Cello JP, Rogers SJ, Lin MYC. Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in an Academic General Surgical Program: Implications for Acute Care Surgeons. Surg Innov. 2020 Dec; 27(6):669-674. View in PubMed
  2. Tovikkai P, Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Mckay RE. Intraoperative lidocaine infusion and 24-hour postoperative opioid consumption in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Aug; 16(8):1124-1132. View in PubMed
  3. Wisneski AD, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Arain M, Kirkwood KS, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis and choledocholithiasis post Roux-En-Y gastric bypass: challenges of biliary access and intervention. HPB (Oxford). 2020 10; 22(10):1496-1503. View in PubMed
  4. Lebares CC, Graves CE, Lin MY, Fidelman N, Cello J, Harrison MR, Rogers S. Endoscopic Magnetic Compression Anastomosis For Small Bowel Bypass in a High Operative Risk Setting. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2019 Oct; 29(5):e84-e87. View in PubMed
  5. Raghu G, Pellegrini CA, Yow E, Flaherty KR, Meyer K, Noth I, Scholand MB, Cello J, Ho LA, Pipavath S, Lee JS, Lin J, Maloney J, Martinez FJ, Morrow E, Patti MG, Rogers S, Wolters PJ, Yates R, Anstrom KJ, Collard HR. Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (WRAP-IPF): a multicentre, randomised, controlled phase 2 trial. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 09; 6(9):707-714. View in PubMed
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