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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, Division of Gastroenterology GI Nutrition and Obesity Program
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
7 South Pavilion
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

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. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 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.

Octavia Pickett-Blakely,MD, MHS Carolyn Newberry, MD: Future Therapies in Obesity. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2016.

Anna Buchner, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Faten Aberra, Wojciech Blonski, Gary Lichtenstein: The utility of capsule endoscopy for the diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease in patients referred to a tertiary Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center American Journal of Gastroenterology supplement October 2015 Notes: Poster presentation.

Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, Joseph Boullata, PharmD, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS, Phyllis Schiavone, MSN, CRNP, Nancy Stoner, RN, MSN, Bruce Kinosian, MD: Clinical Management of Patients With Parenteral Nutrition-Dependent Short Bowel Syndrome During Teduglutide Therapy. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, June 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Pickett-Blakely, OE: The management of obesity. Doctors on Air WURD radio May 2015.

Oleg Shulik, Andy Cuchhiara, Octavia Pickett-Blakely: The Diagnostic Yield of Endoscopy and Colonoscopy for Isolated Unintentional Weight Loss. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting October 2014 Notes: Poster presentation.

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