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 12/10/2020, 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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* 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

141 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr McCullough was unhurried and thorough. He had additional suggestions for my condition which quite frankly I still wonder why other medical professionals have not offered in the past. Amazingly pleased.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. McCullough is very thorough and takes the time to answer my questions. I'm really grateful he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. McCullough calling me at home to ensure I was ok was priceless. Sickness can be very scary and knowing something is there with you is so valuable!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Have total respect for Dr. McCullough, would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I like it when I know the doctor has reviewed my medical history before my office visit.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. McCullough is a top notch doctor who is truly dedicated to his patients. I am blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. McCullough is the best, classiest, thorough doctor that I have ever seen. I have been his patient for 4 years and am delighted with his care.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

The Cleveland Clinic is not only a fabulous employer for me, but also has top notch doctors. Especially Dr. McCullough.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. McCullough takes the time to explain the why's behind what's happening. carefully listens to any concerns and seems be genuinely interested in what you say.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. McCoullough is thorough, precise with his evaluations and backs all of his recommendations with proven research. He is every persons' ideal physician. My visits with him are immeasurable when it comes to the quality of care he provides. I would give him 10 stars if I could.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Mc Cullough was wonderful, we hit the wrong button and he waited patiently for us.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Mc Cullough is very easy to talk to, he put my mind at ease. He jumped right into my case, his knowledge was incredible and the care plan, tests and follow up's he set up for me so fast was amazing. I already referred my cousin to him. I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr Mc Cullough.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. McCullough is a very kind, understanding, down-to-earth man and knowledgeable in every way, addressing all my concerns and offering solutions for health concerns even unrelated to my diagnosis. We had a great visit. I sing his praises.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

dr mc cullough and his office is AMAZING!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Excellent appointment with Doctor McCullough as always.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

would highly recommend Dr.McCullough

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. McCullough is the best. can't say enough about him.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I felt so much more relaxed visiting with my doctor appointment over the phone. It felt more personal, more one-on-one. I felt like he had my full attention and I his.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr.McCullough is a great person. He cares tremendously about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr.McCullough was very nice.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I've been seeing Dr. McCullough for going on 20/25 yrs. Won't allow any one else!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. McCullough is the best! I am so lucky to have found him and hope that he never retires!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. McCullough was excellent. I wish all my providers were just like him.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

dr was so very thorough. really showed he cared about my health. Got me in right away for test. I'm very happy with him

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

this last appointment went great. I am proud and confident I have the best care and doctors here in the world.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Love Dr. McCullough. I trust him with my life!!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

The care provided by Dr. McCullough and the Clinic staff was extraordinarily high. They spent much time explaining things to me and were extremely helpful in ever respect. Very good communicators.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Irina and Dr. McCullough are very knowledgeable and their bedside manner is wonderful!!!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

I would recommend this Dr to anyone. My first visit I knew I picked the perfect doctor. He listened and explained everything to me so that I understood everything

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. McCullogh never looks down on me or talks down to me. If I don't understand something, he explains until I do! He is a very good Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

had a very good visit, got in at scheduled time, staff was friendly and courteous. The doctor was knowledgeable and understanding. He took his time, I didn't feel like I was being rushed. The visit eased my mind and helped me understand my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

The doctor was very kind and knowledgeable, He looked through my history and made recommendations on my care. He explained the diagnosis and eased my mind. He explained possible treatments and medications.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

My experience was good, I understand the vast amount of patients under the doctors care this is what makes trying to get the appointment time you want a little difficult. But when the care is good that happens.

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