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Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, FRCS

Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, FRCS Physician

Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Doubeni is employed by Penn Medicine.

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

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

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.


Selected Publications:

Doubeni CA, Weinmann S, Adams K, Kamineni A,Buist DSM, Ash AS, Rutter CM, Doria-Rose VP, Corley DA, Greenlee RT, Chubak J, Williams A, Kroll-Desrosiers AR, Johnson E, Webster J, Richert-Boe K, Levin TR, Fletcher RH, Weiss NS: Screening colonoscopy and risk of incident late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis in average-risk adults: a nested case-control study Annals of Internal Medicine 158 (5_0_1): 312-320,2013.

Doubeni CA, Schootman M, Major JM, TorresStone RA, Laiyemo AO, Park Y, Lian M, Messer L, Graubard BI, Sinha R, Hollenbeck AR, Schatzkin A: Health status, neighborhood socioeconomic context, and premature mortality in the United States: The National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. American Journal of Public Health 102 (4): 680-8,2012.

Doubeni CA, Major JM, Laiyemo AO, Schootman M, Zauber AG, Hollenbeck A, Sinha R, Allison J: Contribution of Behavioral Risk Factors and Obesity to Socioeconomic Differences in Colorectal Cancer Incidence J National Cancer Inst. 104 (18): 1353-62,2012.

Doubeni CA, Corley DA, Fletcher RH, Field TS, Gunter M.: The impact of eliminating cost barriers on socioeconomic disparities in colorectal cancer screening International Cancer Screening Network, Australia : 2012.

Laiyemo AO, Doubeni CA, Badurdeen DS, Murphy G, Marcus PM, Schoen RE, Lanza E, Smoot DT, Cross, AJ: Obesity, weight change, and risk of adenoma recurrence: a prospective trial Endoscopy 44 (9): 813-8,2012.

Buist D, Tuzzio L, Greenlee R, Field T, Williams A, Weinmann S, Stout N, Kamineni A, Doubeni C: PS1-33: Cancer Screening Guideline Development, Implementation and Dissemination: Connection Points for Researchers and Health Care Delivery Systems for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Clin Med Res 10 (3): 157,2012.

Major JM, Oliver NM, Doubeni CA, Hollenbeck AR, Graubard BI, Sinha R: Socioeconomic status, healthcare density, and risk of prostate cancer among African American and Caucasian men in a large prospective study. Cancer causes & control: CCC 23 (7): 1185-91,2012.

Doubeni CA, Laiyemo AO, Major JM, Schootman M, Lian M, Park Y, Graubard BI, Hollenbeck A, Sinha R: Socioeconomic status and the risk of colorectal cancer: an analysis of over one-half million adults in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Cancer 118 (14): 3636-44,2012.

Doubeni CA, Jambaulikar GD, Fouayzi H, Robinson SB, Gunter MJ, Field TS, Roblin DW, Fletcher RH: Neighborhood socioeconomic status and use of colonoscopy in an insured population--a retrospective cohort study PloS one 7 (5): e36392,2012.

Corley DA, Jensen CD, Marks AR, Zhao WK, de Boer J, Levin TR, Doubeni C, Fireman BH, Quesenberry CP: Variation of Adenoma Prevalence by Age, Sex, Race, and Colon Location in a Large Population: Implications for Screening and Quality Programs Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11 (2): 172-80,2013.

Doubeni CA, Field TS, Ulcickas YM, Rolnick SJ, Quessenberry CP, Fouayzi H, Gurwitz JH, Wei F: Patterns and predictors of mammography utilization among breast cancer survivors Cancer 106 (11): 2482-8,2006.

Spencer FA, Lessard D, Doubeni CA, Yarzebski J, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ: Treatment practices and outcomes of patients with established peripheral arterial disease hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in a community setting. American Heart Journal 153 (1): 140-6,2007.

Doubeni CA, Field TS, Buist DSM, Korner EJ, Bigelow C, Lamerato L, Herrinton L, Quinn VP, Hart G, Hornbrook Mark C, Gurwitz Jerry H, Wagner EH: Racial differences in tumor stage and survival for colorectal cancer in an insured population. Cancer 109 (3): 612-20,2007.

Doubeni CA, Li W, Fouayzi H, Difranza JR: Perceived accessibility as a predictor of youth smoking Annals of Family Medicine 6 (4): 323-30,2008.

Doubeni CA, Li W, Fouayzi H, DiFranza JR: Perceived accessibility of cigarettes among youth: a prospective cohort study American Journal of Preventive Medicine 36 (3): 239-42,2009.

Doubeni CA, Laiyemo A O, Reed G, Field TS, Fletcher RH: Socioeconomic and racial patterns of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees in 2000 to 2005 Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18 (8): 2170-5,2009.

Doubeni CA, Laiyemo AO, Klabunde CN, Young AC, Field TS, Fletcher RH: Racial and ethnic trends of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees American Journal of Preventive Medicine 38 (2): 184-91,2010.

Doubeni CA, Reed G, Difranza JR: Early course of nicotine dependence in adolescent smokers. Pediatrics 125 (6): 1127-33,2010.

Doubeni CA, Laiyemo AO, Young AC, Klabunde CN, Reed G, Field TS, Fletcher RH: Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time Annals of Family Medicine 8 (4): 299-307,2010.

Major JM, Doubeni CA, Freedman ND, Park Y, Lian M, Hollenbeck AR, Schatzkin A, Graubard BI, Sinha R: Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and mortality: NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study PloS one 5 (11): e15538,2010.

Major JM, Cross AJ, Doubeni CA, Park Y, Lian M, Hollenbeck AR, Schatzkin A, Graubard BI, Sinha R: Socioeconomic deprivation impact on meat intake and mortality: NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Cancer causes & control : CCC 22 (12): 1699-1707,2011.

Higgins AY, Doubeni AR, Phillips KL, Laiyemo AO, Briesacher B, Tjia J, Doubeni CA: Self-reported colorectal cancer screening of Medicare beneficiaries in family medicine vs. internal medicine practices in the United States: a cross-sectional study BMC Gastroenterology 12 (23): 2012.

Briesacher, BA, Tjia J, Doubeni CA, Chen Y, Rao SR: Methodological issues in using multiple years of the medicare current beneficiary survey Medicare Care & Medicaid Research Review 2 (1): E1-E20,2012.

Laiyemo AO, Doubeni C, Pinsky PF, Doria-Rose VP, Bresalier R, Lamerato LE, Crawford ED, Kvale P, Fouad M, Hickey T, Riley T, Weissfeld J, Schoen RE, Marcus PM, Prorok PC, Berg CD : Race and colorectal cancer disparities: health-care utilization vs different cancer susceptibilities. J Natl Cancer Inst 102 (8): 538-46,2010.

Laiyemo AO, Doubeni CA, Sanderson AK 2nd, Pinsky PF, Badurdeen DS, Doria-Rose VP, Marcus PM, Schoen RE, Lanza E, Schatzkin A, Cross AJ: Likelihood of missed and recurrent adenomas in the proximal versus the distal colon. Gastrointest Endosc 74 (2): 253-61,2011.

Laiyemo AO, Doubeni CA, Pinsky PF, Doria-Rose VP, Sanderson AK 2nd, Bresalier R, Weissfeld J, Schoen RE, Marcus PM, Prorok PC, Berg CD: Factors associated with inadequate colorectal cancer screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy. Cancer Epidemiol 36 (4): 395-99,2012.

Lian M, Schootman M, Doubeni CA, Park Y, Major JM, Stone RA, Laiyemo AO, Hollenbeck AR, Graubard BI, Schatzkin A:: Geographic variation in colorectal cancer survival and the role of small-area socioeconomic deprivation: a multilevel survival analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort. Am J Epidemiol 174 (7): 828-38,2011.

Field TS, Buist DS, Doubeni CA, Enger S, Fouayzi H, Hart G, Korner EJ, Lamerato L, Bachman DJ, Ellis J, Herrinton L, Hornbrook MC, Krajenta R, Liu L, Yao J : Disparities and survival among breast cancer patients J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2005 (35): 88-95,2005.