Chyke A Doubeni, M.D., F.R.C.S., M.P.H.

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Harrison McCrea Dickson, M.D. and Clifford C. Baker, M.D. Presidential Professor
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
PPMC - Andrew Mutch Building, #720
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156628881
Education:
MD (MBBS) (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1987.
F.R.C.S. (Fellow)
Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK, 1993.
M.P.H. (Public Health)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA , 2004.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Doubeni is board-certified in both family physician and general preventive medicine. He is a clinical epidemiologist/health services researcher. His goal is to provide exceptional care irrespective of a patient's background. He is particularly interested in disease prevention by identifying and mitigating individual risk of chronic illnesses including cancer.

"My clinical work and research are inextricably interconnected. My clinical experiences inform my research, which in turn informs my clinical and teaching activities."

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Doubeni currently serves as the Chair for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He is a Senior Scholar in the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a Senior Fellow in both the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Center for Public Health Initiatives. Dr. Doubeni serves as diversity search advisor for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He had also served as interim Associate Vice Provost for Diversity (AVPD) for the UMASS Medical School, supporting the recruitment, retention and career advancement of faculty that are underrepresented in academic medicine by building external collaborative relationships.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Doubeni's research is on colorectal cancer focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in mortality and on the effectiveness of screening. He currently leads National Institute of Health-funded multisite studies of the comparative effectiveness colorectal cancer screening and is a co-principal investigator of one of three colorectal cancer research centers of the PROSPR (Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens) network. The PROSPR center, based in Kaiser Permanente in Northern and Southern California, is examining critical questions about factors that limit the optimal performance or effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening (with colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical test) in order to remediate avoidable failures in the process of screening. Dr. Doubeni received a 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his work on cancer screening comparative effectiveness research, mentoring and community service.

Selected Publications

Emmons K, Doubeni CA, Fernandez ME, Miglioretti DL, Samet JM : National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity Ann Intern Med. National Institutes of Health: Office of Disease Prevention May 2018 Notes: May 1. doi: 10.7326/M18-0501. [Epub ahead of print]. https://prevention.nih.gov/p2p-workshop/2017/methods-evaluating-natural-experiments-obesity/panel-report

US Preventive Services Task Force., Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 319(15): 1592-1599, April 2018.

US Preventive Services Task Force., Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phipps MG, Pignone M, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 319(16): 1696-1704, April 2018 Notes: Published online April 17, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3097.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld S, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 319(11): 1134-1142, March 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.1623.

Harris RA, Haberer JE, Musinguzi N, Chang KM, Schechter CB, Doubeni CA, Gross R.: Predicting short-term interruptions of antiretroviral therapy from summary adherence data: Development and test of a probability model. PLoS One 13(3): e0194713, March 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194713. eCollection 2018.

Doubeni CA, Miller E, Alston R: Live Broadcast Panel: WURD Radio sponsored "Healthy Aging Event" WURD Radio Feb 2018 Notes: 2/26/2018.

Rutter CM, Kim JJ, Meester RGS, Sprague BL, Burger EA, Zauber AG, Ergun MA, Campos NG, Doubeni CA, Trentham-Dietz A, Stephen Sy, Alagoz O, Stout NK, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Corley DA, Tosteson A: Effect of Time to Diagnostic Testing for Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Abnormalities on Screening Efficacy: A Modeling Study Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 27(2): 158-164, Feb 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0378. Epub ahead of print. Nov 17, 2017.

US Preventive Services Task Force., Bibbins-Domingo K, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Barry MJ, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kurth AE, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phipps MG, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Screening for Ovarian Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA 319(6): 588-594, Feb 2018 Notes: doi:10.1001/jama.2017.21926.

Singal AG, Corley DA, Kamineni A, Garcia M, Zheng Y, Doria-Rose P, Quinn V, Jensen C, Chubak J, Tiro J, Doubeni CA, Ghai N, Sugg Skinner C, Wernli K, Halm EA: Patterns and predictors of repeat fecal occult blood test screening in four large health systems in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol Feb 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0023.

Doubeni CA, Corley DA, Quinn VP, Jensen CD, Zauber AG, Goodman M, Johnson JR, Mehta SJ, Becerra TA, Zhao WK, Schottinger J, Doria-Rose VP, Levin TR, Weiss NS, Fletcher RH: Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy in Reducing the Risk of Death from Right and Left Colon Cancer: A Large Community-based Study. Gut 67(2): 291-298, Feb 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-312712. Epub 2016 Oct 12.

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