Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Director, GI Nutrition, Obesity and Celiac Disease Program
Vice Chief, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Vice Chief, Faculty Development, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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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.
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Selected Publications

Inuk Zandvukili MD, PhD, Maraya Pulaski MD, Octavia Pickett-Blakely MD, MHS: A Phenotypic Approach to Obesity Treatment. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 38(5): 959-975, Oct 2023.

Jennifer Lubell: GI Docs Nutrition Education Deficit May Shortchange Patients. Medscape Medical News. Medscape, October 2023 Notes: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/997639?form=fpf.

Carolyn Newberry, MD, Brandon Sprung, MD, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS: Enhancing Nutrition and Obesity Education in GI Fellowship through Universal Curriculum Development. Gastroenterology 165(1): 16-19. July 2023.

Vibhu Chiiajallu, Joseph Sleiman, Sarah DeLozier, Emad Mansoor, Raj Shah, Eduardo Grunvald, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Perica Davitkov: Incidence proportion of pancreatic complications with incretin-based therapies: a multicenter population-based study. Gastroenterology 164: S-146, May 2023 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Sonali Palchaudhuri, Shivan J Mehta, Christopher K Snider, Lauren Hudson, Gary D Wu, Octavia Pickett-Blakely : Hospital Discharge on Enteral Nutrition is Associated with Increased Hospital Readmissions. Journal of the American Nutrition Association 42(2): 207-210, Feb 2023.

Vivian Ortiz and Octavia Pickett-Blakely: Obesity Medical and Physical Assessment. Health Professional's Guide to Weight Management in Adults. Hollie Anne Raynor and Linda Gigliotti (eds.). 2023.

Berkeley Limketkai, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Gerard Mullin: Nutrition Support: Enteral, Adults. Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. Benjamin Caballero (eds.). Elsevier, 4th edition(4): 556-563, 2023.

Eduardo Grunvald, Raj Shah, Ruben Hernaez, Apoorva Krishna Chandar, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Levi M. Teigen, Tasma Harindhanavudhi, Shahnaz Sultan, Siddharth Singh, Perica Davitkov: AGA Clinical Practice Guideline on Pharmacological Management of Adults With Obesity. Gastroenterology 163(5): 1198-1225, November 2022.

Palchaudhuri S, Mehta SJ, Snider CK, Parsikia A, Hudson L, Compher C, Lewis JD, Wu GD, Pickett-Blakely O.: Causes of Readmissions for Patients Discharged on Enteral Nutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 46(7): 1672-1676, September 2022.

Sainath N, Bales B, Brownell J, Pickett-Blakely O, Stallings, VA: Impact of Pancreatic Enzymes on Enteral Fat and Nitrogen Absorption in Short Bowel Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 75(1): 36-41, July 2022.

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