Faculty ProfilesJustin Sewell, MD, MPH
1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5
San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|University of California, San Francisco||Fellowship||Gastroenterology||2011|
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency||Internal Medicine||2008|
|University of Arizona||M.D.||Medicine||2005|
|University of Arizona||MPH||Public Health||2001|
|University of Arizona||BS||Molecular & Cellular Biology||1999|
Awards and Honors
Selected for membership in Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2015
Invited fellowship (FACP), American College of Physicians, 2013
Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2013
Teaching Scholars Program, UCSF, 2012-2013
Recent Articles (38)
Sewell JL, Boscardin CK, Young JQ, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS. Learner, Patient, and Supervisor Features Are Associated With Different Types of Cognitive Load During Procedural Skills Training: Implications for Teaching and Instructional Design. Acad Med. 2017 Apr 25.
Young JQ, Boscardin CK, van Dijk SM, Abdullah R, Irby DM, Sewell JL, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS. Performance of a cognitive load inventory during simulated handoffs: Evidence for validity. SAGE Open Med. 2016; 4:2050312116682254.
Cohan JN, Ozanne EM, Sewell JL, 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.
Macdonald B, Sewell JL, 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.
Day LW, 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.
Lin KK, Sewell JL. 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.
Day LW, Nazareth M, 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.
Sewell JL, 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.
Sewell JL, 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.
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.
Sewell JL, 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.