Lukejohn Day

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Yale UniversityB.S.1998Chemistry
    Stanford University M.D.2004Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency 2007Internal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2010Gastroenterology

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    Dr. Day is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF, Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at the Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Specialty Care and Diagnostics at ZSFG. His research interests center on organizational design and development of efficiency models for health care system delivery to vulnerable patient populations. Specifically, his research explores the delivery of healthcare through the endoscopy center. He is currently working on developing key innovations that can be implemented at the ZSFG endoscopy center that focus on maximizing staff and physician efficiency, improving patient access to endoscopic care, and strengthening patient satisfaction. His research has spanned projects that have examined the quality of outpatient GI consultation notes, improving patient access though implementing a set of discharge criteria after endoscopy, studying the informed consent process in endoscopy education classes and improving endoscopy center operational efficiency using time and motion studies and simulation modeling.

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    1. Baumgardner JM, Sewell JL, Day L. Assessment of quality indicators among nurse practitioners performing upper endoscopy. Endosc Int Open. 2017 Sep; 5(9):E818-E824. PMID: 28879227.
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    2. Kouanda AM, Somsouk M, Sewell JL, Day L. Urgent colonoscopy in patients with lower GI bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jul; 86(1):107-117.e1. PMID: 28174123.
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    3. Lee A, Aditi A, Bhat YM, Binmoeller KF, Hamerski C, Sendino O, Kane S, Cello JP, Day L, 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. PMID: 28107764.
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    4. Issaka RB, Singh MH, Oshima SM, Laleau VJ, Rachocki CD, Chen EH, Day L, Sarkar U, Somsouk M. Inadequate Utilization of Diagnostic Colonoscopy Following Abnormal FIT Results in an Integrated Safety-Net System. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb; 112(2):375-382. PMID: 28154400.
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    5. Hassid BG, Day L, Awad MA, Sewell JL, Osterberg EC, Breyer BN. Using Search Engine Query Data to Explore the Epidemiology of Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Mar; 62(3):588-592. PMID: 27878646.
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    6. Kidambi TD, Lee R, Terdiman JP, Day L, et al. Successful implementation of Lynch syndrome screening in a safety net institution. J Community Genet. 2016 Jul; 7(3):255-60. PMID: 27372833; PMCID: PMC4960029.
    7. Day L, Gonzalez S, Mendoza Ladd A, Bucobo JC, Pickett-Blakely O, Tilara A, Christie J. Diversity in gastroenterology in the United States: Where are we now? Where should we go? Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Apr; 83(4):679-83. PMID: 26810008.
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    8. Chang JT, Sewell JL, Day L. Prevalence and predictors of patient no-shows to outpatient endoscopic procedures scheduled with anesthesia. BMC Gastroenterol. 2015 Sep 30; 15:123. PMID: 26423366; PMCID: PMC4589132.
    9. Day L, Belson D. Studying and Incorporating Efficiency into Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Centers. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2015; 2015:764153. PMID: 26101525; PMCID: PMC4458534.
    10. Day L, Nazareth M, Sewell JL, 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.
    11. Day L, Velayos F. Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance in the elderly: updates and controversies. Gut Liver. 2015 Mar; 9(2):143-51. PMID: 25721001; PMCID: PMC4351019.
    12. Day L. Nonphysician Performance of Endoscopy. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2015 Mar; 11(3):190-2. PMID: 27099590; PMCID: PMC4836589.
    13. Sewell JL, Telischak KS, Day L, 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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    14. Tuot DS, Sewell JL, 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. Day L, Velayos F. Colorectal cancer of the elderly. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2014 Sep; 12(3):269-82. PMID: 24938590.
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    16. Day L, Belson D, Dessouky M, Hawkins C, Hogan M. Optimizing efficiency and operations at a California safety-net endoscopy center: a modeling and simulation approach. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Nov; 80(5):762-73. PMID: 24796958.
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    17. Gupta S, Sussman DA, Doubeni CA, Anderson DS, Day L, Deshpande AR, Elmunzer BJ, Laiyemo AO, Mendez J, Somsouk M, Allison J, Bhuket T, Geng Z, Green BB, Itzkowitz SH, Martinez ME. Challenges and possible solutions to colorectal cancer screening for the underserved. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Apr; 106(4):dju032. PMID: 24681602; PMCID: PMC3982886.
    18. Day L, Siao D, Inadomi JM, Somsouk M. Non-physician performance of lower and upper endoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopy. 2014 May; 46(5):401-10. PMID: 24627086; PMCID: PMC4153714.
    19. Day L, Lin L, Somsouk M. Adverse events in older patients undergoing ERCP: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endosc Int Open. 2014 Mar; 2(1):E28-36. PMID: 26134610; PMCID: PMC4423280.
    20. Siao D, Sewell JL, Day L. 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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    21. Day L, Velayos F. Colorectal cancer and the elderly. Clin Geriatr Med. 2014 Feb; 30(1):117-31. PMID: 24267607.
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    22. Calderwood AH, Chapman FJ, Cohen J, Cohen LB, Collins J, Day L, Early DS. Guidelines for safety in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Mar; 79(3):363-72. PMID: 24485393; PMCID: PMC3980655.
    23. Day L, Lin L, Somsouk M. Adverse events in older patients undergoing ERCP: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopy International Open. 2014; 1(2):E28-E36.
    24. Sewell JL, Somsouk M, Shah SC, Day L. 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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    25. Day L, Bhuket T, Allison J. FIT testing: an overview. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013 Nov; 15(11):357. PMID: 24218070.
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    26. Shah SC, Day L, Somsouk M, Sewell JL. Meta-analysis: antibiotic therapy for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Oct; 38(8):925-34. PMID: 24004101; PMCID: PMC3819138.
    27. Sewell JL, Day L, 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.
    28. Day L, Bhuket T, Inadomi JM, Yee HF. Diversity of endoscopy center operations and practice variation across California's safety-net hospital system: a statewide survey. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Jun 15; 6:233. PMID: 23767938; PMCID: PMC3693938.
    29. Day L, Michelle N, Sewell JL. Open Journal of Gastroenterology. Patient preferences and factors related to the pre-procedure process at a large, urban county hospital. 2013; 3:5-11.
    30. Siao D, Thoeni R, Grenert JP, Day L. A rare presentation of abdominal pain: idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Nov; 107(11):1759-60. PMID: 23160302.
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    31. Day L, Kwon A, Inadomi JM, Walter LC, Somsouk M. Adverse events in older patients undergoing colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Oct; 74(4):885-96. PMID: 21951478; PMCID: PMC3371336.
    32. Day L, Walter LC, Velayos F. Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance in the elderly patient. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jul; 106(7):1197-206;quiz 1207. PMID: 21519362.
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    33. Day L, Espey DK, Madden E, Segal M, Terdiman JP. Screening prevalence and incidence of colorectal cancer among American Indian/Alaskan natives in the Indian Health Service. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Jul; 56(7):2104-13. PMID: 21234688; PMCID: PMC3112488.
    34. Day L, 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. PMID: 20203634.
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    35. Cello JP, Day L. Idiopathic AIDS enteropathy and treatment of gastrointestinal opportunistic pathogens. Gastroenterology. 2009 May; 136(6):1952-65. PMID: 19457421.
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