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Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine GI Nutrition, Obesity and Celiac Disease Program
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
7 South Pavilion
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-8222
Fax: 215-349-5915
Education:
BS (Biology)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2002.
MHS (Clinical Investigation)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)- Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, 2002-2003.
Research Fellow, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)- Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, 2004-2005.
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)- Robert Wood Johnson, 2005-2006.
Fellow, Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 2006-2010.
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Selected Publications

Torres-Landa Samuel, Kannan Umashankkar, Guajardo Isabella, Pickett-Blakely Octavia E, Dempsey Daniel T, Williams Noel N, Dumon Kristoffel R: Surgical management of obesity. Minerva chirurgica 73(1): 41-54, Feb 2018.

Newberry, C.: Achalasia Patients are at Nutritional Risk Regardless of Presenting Weight Category. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2018 Notes: In press.

Newberry Carolyn, McKnight Lindsay, Sarav Menaka, Pickett-Blakely Octavia: Going gluten free: the history and nutritional implications of today's most popular diet. Current Gastroenterology Reports 19(11): 54, Sep 2017.

Bernstein Gregory R, Pickett-Blakely Octavia: De novo inflammatory bowel disease after bariatric surgery: A case series and literature review. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 62(3): 817-820, Mar 2017.

Pickett-Blakely Octavia, Newberry Carolyn: Future therapies in obesity. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 45(4): 705-714, Dec 2016.

Christopher J. Neylan BA, Scott M. Damrauer MD, Rachel R. Kelz MD, John T. Farrar MD PhD, Daniel T. Dempsey MD, Major K. Lee IV MD PhD, Giorgos C. Karakousis MD, Colleen M. Tewksbury MPH RD LDN, Octavia E. Pickett-Blakely MD MHS, Noel N. Williams MD, Kristoffel R. Dumon MD: The Role of BMI Class in Cholecystectomy Following Acute Cholecystitis: An ACS NSQIP Analysis. Surgery 160(3): 699-707, Sept 2016.

Octavia Pickett-Blakely: Nutrition and GI: Still hand in hand? AGA Perspectives. Gary Falk, MD, MHS, July 2016.

Pickett-Blakely, OE: Obesity in women: The clinical impact on gastrointestinal and reproductive health and disease management. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 45(2): 317-31, June 2016.

Carolyn Newberry, MD, Ann Tierney, M.S., Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS: Lactulose Hydrogen Breath Test Result Is Associated with Age and Gender. BioMed Research International 2016: 1-5, March 2016.

Day Lukejohn W, Gonzalez Susana, Mendoza Ladd Antonio, Bucobo Juan Carlos, Pickett-Blakely Octavia, Tilara Amy, Christie Jennifer: Diversity in gastroenterology in the United States: Where are we now? Where should we go? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Jan 2016.

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