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Justin Sewell, MD, MPH
M_MED-GAST-ZSFG
Assistant Professor

1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5
San Francisco, CA 94110

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES:
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.


RESEARCH INTERESTS:
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.


EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS:
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

2015   Selected for membership in Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2015
2013   Invited fellowship (FACP), American College of Physicians, 2013
2013   Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2013
2012   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.

Kouanda AM, Somsouk M, Sewell JL, Day LW. Urgent colonoscopy in patients with lower GI bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Feb 04.

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.

Hassid BG, Day LW, Awad MA, Sewell JL, Osterberg EC, Breyer BN. Using Search Engine Query Data to Explore the Epidemiology of Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Nov 23.

Price EL, Sewell JL, 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.

Sewell JL, Maggio LA, Artino AR. Planning the Literature Review. Acad Med. 2016 Jul 5.

Maggio LA, Sewell JL, Artino AR. The Literature Review: A Foundation for High-Quality Medical Education Research. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Jul; 8(3):297-303.

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.

Sewell JL, 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.

Chang JT, Sewell JL, Day LW. Prevalence and predictors of patient no-shows to outpatient endoscopic procedures scheduled with anesthesia. BMC Gastroenterol. 2015; 15:123.

Young JQ, Sewell JL. Applying cognitive load theory to medical education: construct and measurement challenges. Perspect Med Educ. 2015 Jun; 4(3):107-9.

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.

Sewell JL, 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.

Sewell JL, 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.

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.

Hines JZ, Sewell JL, 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.

Siao D, Sewell JL, 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.

Sewell JL, Shah SC. Letter: Treatment for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth--where are we now? Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Feb; 39(4):442-3.

Sewell JL, 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.

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.

Shah SC, Day LW, Somsouk M, Sewell JL. Meta-analysis: antibiotic therapy for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Oct; 38(8):925-34.

Sewell JL, 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.

Sewell JL, Guy J, Kwon A, Chen AH, Yee HF. Preconsultation exchange for ambulatory hepatology consultations. Am J Med. 2013 Jun; 126(6):523-8.

Sewell JL, 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.

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, Yee HF. 13-year mortality trends among hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012; 12:79.

Sewell JL, Inadomi JM, Yee HF. Race and inflammatory bowel disease in an urban healthcare system. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Dec; 55(12):3479-87.

Sewell JL, 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.

Sewell JL, Mahadevan U. Of blemishes and bowels: isotretinoin and inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. 2010 Jan; 138(1):392-4.

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, Mahadevan U. A new answer to an old question: azathioprine withdrawal in quiescent Crohn's disease. Gastroenterology. 2009 Jul; 137(1):379-81.

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.

Sewell JL, Mahadevan U. Infliximab and surgical complications: truth or perception? Gastroenterology. 2009 Jan; 136(1):354-5.

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.

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.

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.

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