Justin Sewell, MD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of ArizonaBS1999Molecular & Cellular Biology
    University of ArizonaMPH2001Public Health
    University of ArizonaM.D.2005Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency 2008Internal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2011Gastroenterology
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    UCSF2012 - 2013Teaching Scholars Program
    UCSF2013Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
    American College of Physicians2013Invited fellowship (FACP)
    UCSF2015Selected for membership in Academy of Medical Educators

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    My clinical activities are at 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 direct the Gastroenterology eReferral program, reviewing all referrals to the ambulatory GI clinic.

    I pursue educational research, specifically using Cognitive Load Theory to study procedural skills training using colonoscopy as an exemplar setting. I am working on several studies using cognitive load theory in the pursuit of a PhD in Health Professions Education through a joint program between UCSF and Utrecht University, Netherlands.

    I am a Co-Director for the 1st-year medical student Metabolism & Nutrition course, where I oversee the clinical portions of the curriculum, give lectures, and direct small group learning. I am heavily involved in development of the UCSF Bridges Curriculum. I supervise and teach medical and surgical residents as they rotate through the GI service at San Francisco General Hospital. I am closely involved in the education of gastroenterology fellows through the course of their clinical service at San Francisco General Hospital, and in formal forums, such as Grand Rounds and Journal Club.

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    1. Young JQ, Boscardin CK, van Dijk SM, Abdullah R, Irby DM, Sewell J, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS. Performance of a cognitive load inventory during simulated handoffs: Evidence for validity. SAGE Open Med. 2016; 4:2050312116682254. PMID: 28348737.
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    2. Hassid BG, Day LW, Awad MA, Sewell J, Osterberg EC, Breyer BN. Using Search Engine Query Data to Explore the Epidemiology of Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Nov 23. PMID: 27878646.
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    3. Price EL, Sewell J, Hm Chen A, Sarkar U. Minding the Gaps: Assessing Communication Outcomes of Electronic Preconsultation Exchange. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Aug; 42(8):341-54. PMID: 27456415.
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    4. Sewell J, Maggio LA, Artino AR, et al. Planning the Literature Review. Acad Med. 2016 Jul 5. PMID: 27384108.
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    5. Maggio LA, Sewell J, Artino AR. The Literature Review: A Foundation for High-Quality Medical Education Research. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Jul; 8(3):297-303. PMID: 27413425.
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    6. Cohan JN, Ozanne EM, Sewell J, Hofer RK, Mahadevan U, Varma MG, Finlayson E. A Novel Decision Aid for Surgical Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Results of a Pilot Study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jun; 59(6):520-8. PMID: 27145309.
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    7. Sewell J, Boscardin CK, Young JQ, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS. Measuring cognitive load during procedural skills training with colonoscopy as an exemplar. Med Educ. 2016 Jun; 50(6):682-92. PMID: 27170086.
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    8. Chang JT, Sewell J, Day LW. Prevalence and predictors of patient no-shows to outpatient endoscopic procedures scheduled with anesthesia. BMC Gastroenterol. 2015; 15:123. PMID: 26423366; PMCID: PMC4589132.
    9. Young JQ, Sewell J. Applying cognitive load theory to medical education: construct and measurement challenges. Perspect Med Educ. 2015 Jun; 4(3):107-9. PMID: 26016430; PMCID: PMC4456462.
    10. Macdonald B, Sewell J, Harper AM, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: analysis of factors predicting outcome in 1074 patients in OPTN Region 5. Clin Transplant. 2015 Jun; 29(6):506-12. PMID: 25777321.
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    11. Day LW, Nazareth M, Sewell J, Williams JL, Lieberman DA. Practice variation in PEG tube placement: trends and predictors among providers in the United States. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jul; 82(1):37-45. PMID: 25845635; PMCID: PMC4469567 [Available on 07/01/16].
    12. Sewell J, Telischak KS, Day LW, Kirschner N, Weissman A. Preconsultation exchange in the United States: use, awareness, and attitudes. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Dec; 20(12):e564-72. PMID: 25665191.
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    13. Sewell J, Telischak KS, Day LW, Kirschner N, Weissman A. Preconsultation exchange in the United States: use, awareness, and attitudes. Am J Manag Care. 2014; 20(12):e556-64. PMID: 25741872.
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    14. Tuot DS, Sewell J, Day L, Leeds K, Chen AH. Increasing access to specialty care: patient discharges from a gastroenterology clinic. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Oct; 20(10):812-9. PMID: 25365684.
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    15. Hines JZ, Sewell J, Sehgal NL, Moriates C, Horton CK, Chen AH. "Choosing Wisely" in an Academic Department of Medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Nov; 30(6):566-70. PMID: 24970279.
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    16. Siao D, Sewell J, Day LW. Assessment of delivery methods used in the informed consent process at a safety-net hospital. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Jul; 80(1):61-8. PMID: 24518119.
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    17. Sewell J, Shah SC. Letter: Treatment for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth--where are we now? Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Feb; 39(4):442-3. PMID: 24447317.
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    18. Sewell J, Somsouk M, Shah SC, Day LW. Commentary: Towards an effective and safe treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth - Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Dec; 38(11-12):1411. PMID: 24206377.
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    19. Lin KK, Sewell J. The effects of race and socioeconomic status on immunomodulator and anti-tumor necrosis factor use among ambulatory patients with inflammatory bowel disease in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Dec; 108(12):1824-30. PMID: 24300857.
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    20. Shah SC, Day LW, Somsouk M, Sewell J. Meta-analysis: antibiotic therapy for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Oct; 38(8):925-34. PMID: 24004101; PMCID: PMC3819138.
    21. Sewell J, Day LW, Tuot DS, Alvarez R, Yu A, Chen AH. A brief, low-cost intervention improves the quality of ambulatory gastroenterology consultation notes. Am J Med. 2013 Aug; 126(8):732-8. PMID: 23791206; PMCID: PMC3730533.
    22. Sewell J, Guy J, Kwon A, Chen AH, Yee HF. Preconsultation exchange for ambulatory hepatology consultations. Am J Med. 2013 Jun; 126(6):523-8. PMID: 23597797; PMCID: PMC3684175.
    23. Sewell J, Velayos FS. Systematic review: The role of race and socioeconomic factors on IBD healthcare delivery and effectiveness. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Mar; 19(3):627-43. PMID: 22623078; PMCID: PMC3905682.
    24. Day LW, Nazareth M, Sewell J . Open Journal of Gastroenterology. Patient preferences and factors related to the pre-procedure process at a large, urban county hospital. 2013; (3):5-11.
    25. Sewell J, Yee HF. 13-year mortality trends among hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012; 12:79. PMID: 22734919; PMCID: PMC3441734.
    26. Sewell J, Inadomi JM, Yee HF. Race and inflammatory bowel disease in an urban healthcare system. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Dec; 55(12):3479-87. PMID: 20936350; PMCID: PMC2975910.
    27. Sewell J, Yee HF, Inadomi JM. Hospitalizations are increasing among minority patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Feb; 16(2):204-7. PMID: 19575353.
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    28. Sewell J, Mahadevan U. Of blemishes and bowels: isotretinoin and inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. 2010 Jan; 138(1):392-4. PMID: 19932213.
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    29. Sewell J, Kushel MB, Inadomi JM, Yee HF. Non-English speakers attend gastroenterology clinic appointments at higher rates than English speakers in a vulnerable patient population. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2009 Aug; 43(7):652-60. PMID: 19169147; PMCID: PMC2713371.
    30. Sewell J, Mahadevan U. A new answer to an old question: azathioprine withdrawal in quiescent Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology. 2009 Jul; 137(1):379-81. PMID: 19482103.
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    31. Sewell J, Stick KM, Monto A. Hepatocellular carcinoma after sustained virologic response in hepatitis C patients without cirrhosis on a pretreatment liver biopsy. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Feb; 21(2):225-9. PMID: 19212213; PMCID: PMC2744965.
    32. Sewell J, Mahadevan U. Infliximab and surgical complications: truth or perception? Gastroenterology. 2009 Jan; 136(1):354-5. PMID: 19059260.
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    33. Dickman R, Emmons S, Cui H, Sewell J, Hernández D, Esquivel RF, Fass R. The effect of a therapeutic trial of high-dose rabeprazole on symptom response of patients with non-cardiac chest pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Sep 15; 22(6):547-55. PMID: 16167971.
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    34. Fass R, Shapiro M, Dekel R, Sewell J. Systematic review: proton-pump inhibitor failure in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease--where next? Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Jul 15; 22(2):79-94. PMID: 16011666.
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    35. Sewell J, Malasky BR, Gedney CL, Gerber TM, Brody EA, Pacheco EA, Yost D, Masden BR, Galloway JM. The increasing incidence of coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors among a Southwest Native American tribe: the White Mountain Apache Heart Study. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Jun 24; 162(12):1368-72. PMID: 12076235.
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