Dr. James Ostroff, a gastroenterologist, directs the Endoscopy unit and Gastrointestinal Consultation Service at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in endoscopic therapy of obstructive jaundice, benign and malignant pancreatic diseases, endoscopic management of malignant bowel obstructions, and endoscopic management of complications after surgical esophagectomies and after orthotopic liver transplants in adults and children.
Ostroff earned a medical degree at Cornell Medical College and completed an internship and residency at New York Hospital. He has published more than 100 articles, chapters and abstracts on endoscopic management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. His research focuses on endoscopic therapy for the biliary tract and pancreas and post-operative strictures, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic management of post-operative complications. Ostroff, who has established one of the largest endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) training programs in North America, is the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in gastroenterology and the Kenneth Rainin Distinguished Professor of Gastrointestinal Disease at UCSF.