Justin Sewell, MD, PhD, MPH
|School||School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave, #3D5|
San Francisco CA 94110
|University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ||BS||1999||Molecular & Cellular Biology|
|University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ||MPH||2001||Public Health|
|University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ||MD||2005||Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA||Residency ||2008||Internal Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA||Fellowship||2011||Gastroenterology|
|University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA||2013||Teaching Scholars Program|
|Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands||PhD||2019||Health Professions Education|
|University of California, San Francisco , San Francisco, CA||2020||Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training|
|UCSF||2013||Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award|
|American College of Physicians||2013||Invited fellowship (FACP)|
|UCSF||2015||Selected for membership in Academy of Medical Educators|
|American Educational Research Association||2017||New Investigator Award|
|Utrecht University||2019||Cum Laude|
I provide clinical care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where I specialize in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I also see patients with any gastroenterological disease and perform endoscopic procedures, including upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Additionally, I am the Medical Director for the Gastroenterology Division at ZSFG.
I pursue educational research, specifically using Cognitive Load Theory to study procedural skills training using colonoscopy as an exemplar setting. I completed a PhD in Health Professions Education through a joint program between UCSF and Utrecht University, Netherlands. My thesis title was "Cognitive Load Theory: A Critical Lens for Examining Procedural Skills Training in the Health Professions (The Case of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)". I have experience in quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as in systematic review techniques.
I am an Element Director for the 1st-year medical student REGulatioN (Renal, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, and Nutrition) course, and I am heavily involved in leadership and administration in the UCSF Bridges Curriculum. I supervise and teach gastroenterology fellows, as well as medical and surgical residents, and medical students, as they rotate through the GI service at San Francisco General Hospital.
I mentor multiple trainees and faculty, at UCSF and beyond, on their medical education research projects and career development.
For the 2022-23 academic year, I continue in the role as Interim Director for the Foundations 1 (preclerkship) Curriculum at the UCSF School of Medicine.
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