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

Mehta SJ, Khan T, Guerra C, Reitz C, McAuliffe T, Volpp KG, Asch DA, Doubeni CA.: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Opt-in Versus Opt-Out Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach. Am J Gastroenterol 2018 Notes: Jun 21. doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0151-3.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB. : Screening for Atrial Fibrillation With Electrocardiography: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 320(5): 478-484, Aug 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.10321.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB.: Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease With Nontraditional Risk Factors: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA July 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.8359

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB: Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease With Nontraditional Risk Factors: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA 320(3): 272-280, July 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.8359.

Levin TR, Corley DA, Jensen CD, Schottinger JE, Quinn VP, Zauber AG, Lee JK, Zhao WK, Udaltsova N, Ghai NR, Lee AT, Quesenberry CP, Fireman BH, Doubeni CA: Effects of Organized Colorectal Cancer Screening on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in a Large, Community-based Population. Gastroenterology July 2018 Notes: pii: S0016-5085(18)34783-8. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.07.017. [Epub ahead of print]

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB: Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment With the Ankle-Brachial Index: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA 320(2): 177-183, July 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.8357.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB: Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Electrocardiography: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA 319(22): 2308-2314, Jun 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.6848.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phipps MG, Pignone M, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB.: Screening for Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA 319(24): 2521-2531, Jun 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.7498.

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, Bibbins-Domingo K, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Ebell M, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Siu AL, Tseng CW: Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA 319(18): 1901-1913, May 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.3710.

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