Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Peter E. Gabriel, M.D., M.S.E.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Director of Informatics, Penn Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology
Senior Fellow, Institute for Biomedical Informatics
Chief Oncology Informatics Officer, Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd, TRC 2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-3437
A.B. (Computer Science)
Duke University, 1999.
M.D. (Medicine)
Washington University in St. Louis, 2003.
M.S.E. (Technology Management)
University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering & Applied Science / The Wharton School, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Resident in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2006.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006.
Subspecialty Certification in Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2014.
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Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Gabriel is Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Chief Oncology Informatics Officer (COIO) for the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) and Director of Informatics for the Department of Radiation Oncology. He has a technical background in computer science and engineering, clinical training in internal medicine, and subspecialty board certification in clinical informatics. As COIO for the ACC, he is responsible for developing and applying innovative approaches to technical infrastructure, workflows, and services that maximize the effective use of clinical information for quality improvement and clinical and translational research in cancer care. His primary areas of interest in informatics include data mining from clinical information systems, electronic phenotyping, database design and clinical data warehouse development, and ontologies and standardized terminologies. Nationally, he is a member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology's Health Information Technology Workgroup and the Epic Oncology Steering Board. He helped to lead the pilot project to develop a national radiation oncology registry.

Selected Publications

Gabriel PE, Woodhouse KD, Lin A, Finlay JC, Young RB, Volz E, Hahn SM, Metz JM, Maity A: An automated electronic system for radiation treatment plan peer review reduces missed reviews at a large, high-volume academic center. Pract Radiat Oncol In press.

Gabriel PE, Volz E, Bergendahl HW, Burke SV, Solberg TD, Maity A, Hahn SM: Incident learning in pursuit of high reliability: implementing a comprehensive, low-threshold reporting program in a large, multi-site radiation oncology department. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 41(4): 160-168, Apr 2015.

Evans TL, Gabriel PE, Shulman LN: Cancer staging in electronic health records: strategies to improve documentation of these critical data. J Oncol Pract 12(2): 137-9, Feb 2016.

Gabriel PE, Gronkiewicz C, Diamond EJ, French KD, Christodouleas J: Capturing structured, pulmonary disease-specific data elements in electronic health records. Chest 147(4): 1152-1160, Apr 2015.

Hill-Kayser CE, Jacobs LA, Gabriel PE, Palmer SC, Hampshire MK, Vachani C, Edge SB, Metz JM: ReCAP: feasibility study of an electronic interface between internet-based survivorship care plans and electronic medical records. J Oncol Pract Mar 2016.

Chen RC, Gabriel PE, Kavanagh BD, McNutt TR: How will big data impact clinical decision making and precision medicine in radiation therapy? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys S0360-3016(15): 26649-7, Nov 2015.

Woodhouse KD, Volz E, Bellerive M, Bergendahl HW, Gabriel PE, Maity A, Hahn SM, Vapiwala N: The implementation and assessment of a quality and safety culture education program in a large radiation oncology department. Pract Radiat Oncol S1879-8500(410-5), Nov 2015.

Hill-Kayser CE, Gabriel P, Volz E, Lustig R, Tochner Z, Hahn SM, Maity A: Factors associated with event reporting in the pediatric radiation oncology population using an electronic incident reporting system. Pract Radiat Oncol 5(5): e417-22, Sep-Oct 2015.

Vogel J, Berman AT, Lin L, Pechet TT, Levin WP, Gabriel PE, Khella SL, Singhal S, Kucharczuk JK, Simone CB: Prospective study of proton beam radiation therapy for adjuvant and definitive treatment of thymoma and thymic carcinoma: early response and toxicity assessment. Radiother Oncol 118(3): 504-9, Mar 2016.

Gabriel, PE: Electronic Health Records. Coding for Chest Medicine 2011: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep. Scott Manaker, MD, PhD (eds.). American College of Chest Physicians, January 2011.

Gabriel, PE: “Meaningful use” means process redesign. Chest 138(3): 472-4, September 2010.

Palta JR, Efstathiou JA, Bekelman JE, et al: Developing a national radiation oncology registry (NROR): from acorns to oaks. Pract Radiat Oncol 2(1): 10–17, Jan 2012.

Efstathiou JA, Nassif DS, McNutt TR, et al: Practice-based evidence to evidence-based practice: building the national radiation oncology registry. J Oncol Pract 9(3): e90-e95, May 2013.

Efstathiou JA, Bekelman JE, Gabriel PE, et al: Lessons learned from the national radiation oncology registry (NROR) pilot. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys In press.

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