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Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, FRCS

Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, FRCS Physician

Harrison McCrea Dickson, M.D. and Clifford C. Baker, M.D. Presidential Professor Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Dr. Doubeni is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Chyke A. Doubeni

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 - 2017
Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

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Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 1998
  • Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, 2010

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Lagos
Residency: University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
Residency: Port-of-Spain General Hospital/Sangre Hospital
Residency: Leicester Royal Infirmary
Residency: Worcester Royal Infirmary
Residency: University of Utah Medical Center
Residency: Sinai-Grace Hospital
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center


American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), National American Association for Cancer Research, National American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), National American Gastroenterological Society, National North America Primary Care Research Group, International Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) Network Group, National The Royal College of Surgeons of England, International U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Doubeni is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Doubeni is a clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher. He has been funded by the NIH and other federal agencies since 2004 on research that focuses primarily on optimizing the delivery and effectiveness of cancer screening and other preventive interventions. He authors topics on colorectal cancer screening on UpToDate, the leading online point-of-care evidence-based clinical information resource worldwide. Dr. Doubeni serves on the executive committee of the NCI-funded Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR-II) consortium, in which he co-leads the multisite lung cancer screening center. He also leads NCI-funded multisite study of the comparative effectiveness colorectal cancer screening and was multiple PI of one of the three colorectal cancer research centers of PROSPR-I based in Kaiser Permanente in Northern and Southern California on eliminating remediable failures of colorectal cancer screening. He has led or coauthored over 100 publications in JAMA, NEJM, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, Gastroenterology, and many others. His research with colleagues has been cited by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer group, and informed guidelines on colorectal cancer screening, including recommendations for prompt follow-up after a positive non-colonoscopy test in recognition of the crucial importance of that step in the screening process. He is director for a cancer clinical epidemiology training program (NCI T32) and co-director of a research training program in residency (NHLBI R38) at Penn. He is director for the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care, which identifies and disseminates integrated behavioral health training models, nationally. He previously served as chair of the NIH Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section, Panel B, and on other federal panels and workshops. His work attracts extensive media coverage and he has spoken on breast and colorectal cancer, tobacco use and obesity.

Selected Publications:

Breen N, Skinner CS, Zheng Y, Inrig S, Corley DA, Beaber EF, Garcia M, Chubak J, Doubeni C, Quinn VP, Haas JS, Li CI, Wernli KJ, Klabunde CN; PROSPR consortium: Time to Follow-up After Colorectal Cancer Screening by Health Insurance Type Am J Prev Med 56 (5): e143-e152,2019.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Cabana M, Caughey AB, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Pbert L, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB: Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 321 (15): 1502-1509,2019.

Mehta [Doubeni - senior author]: Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use of At-Home CRC Screening Tests Physician's Briefing (HealthDay News), Bioportfolio, : 2019.

Mehta [Doubeni-senior author]: Mailing colorectal cancer screening kit found effective, regardless of financial incentive [A] Financial incentives didn't improve response rates to mailed colorectal cancer screening tests [B] Money for FIT Completion Does Not Boost Uptake [C] Colorectal Cancer Researchers Ask Test Subjects to Get Their Hands Dirty [D] [A]] - 7th Space Family Portal, MedicalXpress, ecancer, Newswise, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert! [B] - 7th Space Family Portal, EurekAlert! [C] - Medical Health News, MedPage Today [D] - Inverse) : 2019.

Mehta SJ, Pepe RS, Gabler NB, Kanneganti M, Reitz C, Saia C, Teel J, Asch DA, Volpp KG, Doubeni CA: Effect of Financial Incentives on Patient Use of Mailed Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests: A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Network Open 2 (3): e191156,2019.

Mehta [Doubeni - Senior author]: Financial incentives don't increase FIT completion rates, study finds: 4 details [A] Not even money prods patients to mail-in colon tests, study suggests [B] Many Takers For Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Sent by Mail [C] Money isn't boosting colorectal cancer screening rates [D] [A] - Becker's ASC Review: 28 Mar 2019 [B] - Medical Health News: 25 Mar 2019 [C] - Medindia: 24 Mar 2019 [D] - Medical Health News, Modern Healthcare: 24/22 Mar 2019 : 2019.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Grossman DC, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB: Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 321 (6): 580-587,2019.

Chubak J, McLerran D, Zheng Y, Singal AG, Corley DA, Doria-Rose VP, Doubeni CA, Kamineni A, Haas JS, Halm EA, Skinner CS, Zauber AG, Wernli KJ, Beaber EF, PROSPR consortium: Receipt of colonoscopy following diagnosis of advanced adenomas: an analysis within integrated healthcare delivery systems Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 28 (1): 91-98,2019.

Doubeni CA, Fedewa SA, Levin TR, Jensen CD, Saia C, Zebrowski AM, Quinn VP, Rendle KA, Zauber AG, Becerra-Culqui TA, Mehta SJ, Fletcher RH, Schottinger JE, Corley DA: Modifiable Failures in the Colorectal Cancer Screening Process and Their Association with Risk of Death Gastroenterology 156 (1): 63-74,2019.

Lee JK, Jensen CD, Levin TR, Zauber AG, Doubeni CA, Zhao WK, Corley DA: Accurate Identification of Colonoscopy Quality and Polyp Findings Using Natural Language Processing J Clin Gastroenterol 53 (1): e25-e30,2019.

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Academic Contact Info

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3930 Chestnut Street, 1st floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)