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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

Contact Information

Box 0862
1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5 Room 3D6
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone (415) 206-4767
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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
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Obesity

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 123
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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. View in PubMed
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Cello JP, Day LW. Idiopathic AIDS enteropathy and treatment of gastrointestinal opportunistic pathogens. Gastroenterology. 2009 May; 136(6):1952-65. View in PubMed
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