Joseph Marsano, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Joseph Marsano, M.D.

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

To see if Joseph Marsano is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).





Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Midtown GI Clinic
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-0779

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Empathy, communication, and education are cornerstones of patient care. Taking the time to listen and explain the diagnosis, management and treatment options, allows a patient to be fully informed and to be an active participant in their own care. I believe this creates a strong doctor-patient relationship.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Marsano's clinical interests include management of general gastroenterology conditions. He also has a clinical interest in colon cancer prevention, hereditary colorectal cancer and polyposis syndromes.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Marsano's research interests reside in colon cancer screening and prevention by studying ways to increase polyp detection.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Undergraduate School

B.S., Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, UC Davis, Davis CA 2006

Medical School

M.D., UC Davis, Scaramento CA 2012


Internal Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York NY 2012-2013


Internal Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York NY 2013-2015


Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2015-2018

American College of Gastroenterology Fellows-In-Training Award, Colorectal Cancer Prevention Category,

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA),

Marsano J, Johnson S, Yan S, Alli-Akintade L, Wilson M, Al-Juburi A, Stondell J, Tejaswi S. Comparison of colon adenoma detection rates using cap-assisted and Endocuff-assisted colonoscopy: a randomized controlled trial. Endosc Int Open. 2019 Dec;7(12):E1585-E1591. doi:10.1055/a-0996-7891. Epub 2019 Nov 25. PMID:31788539.

Marsano JG, Torok NJ. Metabolic Syndrome Post-Liver Transplant: Can We Predict? Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2016;14(6):289-290. doi:10.1089/met.2016.29007.tor.

Marsano J, Desai J, Chang S, Chau M, Pochapin M, Gurvits GE. Characteristics of gastrointestinal bleeding after placement of continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: a case series. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jun;60(6):1859-67. doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3538-7. Epub 2015 Jan 24. PMID:25616611.

Gurvits GE, Marsano J, Kobrinsky B, Shin S, Sanfilippo N, Volkov D. Novel use of endoscopically placed fiducial markers for targeted radiation therapy of colonic lymphomas. Ann Gastroenterol. 2014;27(4):421-423. PMID:25330785.