Treatment & Services
- Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
- Blood Tests
- Clinical Epidemiology
- Clinical Trials
- Diagnostic Endoscopy
- Esophageal Band Ligation
- Esophageal Dilation
- Evaluation of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Exams
- General Hepatology
- Liver Biopsy
- Liver Transplantation
- Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
- Variceal Band Ligation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Biliary Disorders
- Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
- Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
- Drug Induced Liver Disease
- End Stage Liver Disease
- Esophageal Varices
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Liver Cancer
- Liver Disease
- Liver-Biliary Tract Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Skeletal Muscle Loss In Liver Disease
- Wilson Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
NIH Fellow in Gastroenterology
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA
Undergraduate - Fordham University
Bronx, NY USA
- President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
biliary disorders, biliary tract disease, clinical epidemiology, Diagnostic and therapeutic EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, diagnostic/therapeutic endoscopy, drug induced liver disease, Education of Fellows/Residents, end stage liver disease, Endoscopy, Eval and management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies, general hepatology, insulin resistance, liver, liver and biliary tract disease, Liver Disease, Liver Transplantation, liver-biliary tract disease, Medical School Education, Metabolic Syndrome, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, skeletal muscle loss in liver disease
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctor's in America: "Midwest Region" annually from 1996-2008
- Chair of the NIH-funded Clinical Research Network on Fatty Liver Disease (federal funding)
- NIH Grant on Omega 3 Fatty Acids in Diabetes (federal funding)
- New Novel Agents for Hepatitis C Patients who failed to respond to previous therapy (non-federal funding)
Innovations & Patents
- Helped develop a non-invasive test for liver disease without needing a liver biopsy
- American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
- American Gastroenterology Association
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American College of Physicians
- European Association for Liver Disease
Research & Publications
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As of 12/20/2017, Dr. McCullough has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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140 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018
Even though I had a long wait due to an emergency Dr. McCullough was his kind and caring self. He took all the time needed to discuss my medical history and future plans. He is an excellent doctor and i always feel better knowing he is on my side.
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018
If I talk to the doctor's office first I get an appointment easier. If I have to go through the appointment desk first it is much harder.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
had to schedule far in advance because there were no convenient openings. once i got there the check-in nurse was impatient and talked snippy to me as she told me to use the kiosk. the check in nurse was impatient and unfriendly. then once i got into the exam room i had to wait a FULL HOUR for the doctor. unacceptable. he wants me to have a follow-up but i am not so sure...
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
DR.MCCULLOUGH IS AS CLOSE TO BEING GOD AS ANYONE CAN GET!!!!! DON'T EVER LET HIM LEAVE!!! HE IS AWESOME!!!!!
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018
Dr. McCullough and Irina, the NP, worked together seamlessly. I'm thankful that both participated in my exam.
Reviewed on May 9, 2018
Dr. McCullough and all the medical personal involved in the colonoscopy made me feel at ease. They asked questions to clarify the reason for the colonoscopy, answered my questions, and provided me with explanations. I was comfortable throughout the entire procedure and felt very confident in their hands.
Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018
*Dr. McCullough is an outstanding, caring physician. I am very blessed to have him for a doctor.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018
The Doctor explained things well.
Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017
Dr. McCullough listens thoroughly. Same with explaining and answering questions. Can we clone him? He's THAT good!
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017
This was my first meeting/visit with Dr. McCullough. I was very pleased with his knowledge, care, and particular insight into my diagnosis--NASH. I feel like I made a wonderful choice in asking for the appointment with him in particular.
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2017
I have great respect for Dr. McCullough. I've never had the kind of care Dr. McCullough provides me. My wife and I feel relaxed and in good hands when he's in the room. He's direct and to the point, and will listen and address every question my wife or I have. I have complete trust with Dr. McCullough and his staff, and I feel very lucky to have chose him for my care. I don't know where I'd be right now without Dr. McCullough's care.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2017
Dr. McCullough is a wonderful representation of the Cleveland Clinic. Heis more than knowledgeable and very interested in my care and comfort dealing with a serious illness. He goes out of his way to answer my concerns. This is why we chose this facility even though we must fly there.
Reviewed on Sep 12, 2017
As previous said in "Comments", My experience has been excellent.
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2017
Dr. McCullough is an excellent doctor, takes the time to explain, listens and answers questions. The CC is lucky to have him on board.
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