Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Blood Tests
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • 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)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
  • Variceal Band Ligation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Drug Induced Liver Disease
  • Encephalopathy
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hemochromatosis
  • 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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About Arthur McCullough, MD

Arthur McCullough, MD, is a staff physician in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and a Staff Physician in the Department of Pathobiology and Transplantation Center at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 2006.
He attended medical school at SUNY Health Science Center at University Hospital of Syracuse, N.Y. He completed his internship and residency at Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. 
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
NIH Fellow in Gastroenterology
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA

Undergraduate - Fordham University
Bronx, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/7/2018, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

216 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Mc Cullough is spectacular. I would highly recommend him and Iryna to anyone in need of a GI/Hepatology specialist. He is warm, kind, compassionate, and understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr McCoullogh was very personable and did not rush through his interview of me. He listened sincerity and assurance that he will work to get me diagnosed properly.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr McCullough was excellent. He was very easy to talk to, gave his full attention to my case and explained everything in a way we could understand. I would recommend he and his staff to anyone. was especially pleased when he personally called my husband and I with the results and explanations to the tests he had ordered.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Good, prompt service. Very easy to talk with the doctor and nurse. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Mccullough is a rare individual and a major credit to CCF. compassionate and brilliant. Little more is required.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

i've been recommending and will continue telling others about his bedside manners and willingness to go above and beyond what other doctors do. i appreciate his interaction from beginning to end!!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

I had the most fabulous appointment with Dr. McCullough. He is so knowledgeable and spent so much time with my husband & I. We are so lucky to have him as our doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr. McCullough and Iryna Kalinina are absolutely wonderful! Dr. McCullough, I believe, saved my life! My liver is now on its way to being healthy! I am so grateful to Dr. McCullough and his staff. Truly an asset to the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr MCCOLLOUGH's wonderful care and concern is the reason we come from so far away

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr McCoullagh was extremely competent and would highly recommend him as a physician and as a kind caring person

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

great provider and experience

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

A physician with an extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the benefit of Dr McCullough's expertise and wisdom.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

The CNP who saw me before I saw Dr McCullough was bright, smart, well informed, and knowledgeable about my history and topics of concern for me. I very much appreciated her contribution to my care.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

My original appointment was scheduled 4 months away but after talking to the doctors staff I was able to get in sooner. I am very happy with the Clinic, the doctors and all the staff. Thanks so much for all you do!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr McCullough is always very thorough in his visits

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. McCoullough was amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

waited an hour and 15 min to see the doctor

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

very good doctor that will help me with my health problem.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

My Dr and medical team gave me exceptional advice and care about my healthcare! He makes me feel like I am in excellent care!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

One word Excellent , Doctor's and Staff!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Seeing Dr. McCullough and his Nurse, Iryna is always a good experience. They are the best of our caretakers in the Cleveland Clinic system.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

I always enjoy speaking with Doctor Arthur McCullough. I love it here and i know that I will always get the best CARE.

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...

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