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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 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 May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

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."

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

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

Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), National American Association for Cancer Research, National American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), National American Gastroenterological Society, National Member, Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), National NIH/CHSB (Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section, Panel B), National North America Primary Care Research Group, International Pathways to Prevention (P2P) workshop on Advancing Research Methods for Evaluation of Natural Experiments in Obesity Prevention and Control (NIH/ODP, NCI, NHLBI, and NIDDK), National 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.

Research

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 .

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 : 2018.

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): 177-183,2018.

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): 2308-2314,2018.

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): 2521-2531,2018.

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 : 2018.

Doubeni CA, Gabler NB, Wheeler CM, McCarthy AM, Castle PE, Halm EA, Schnall MD, Skinner CS, Tosteson ANA, Weaver DL, Vachani A, Mehta SJ, Rendle KA, Fedewa SA, Corley DA, Armstrong K: Timely Follow-Up of Positive Cancer Screening Results: A Systematic Review and Recommendation From the PROSPR Consortium CA Cancer J Clin 68 (3): 199-216,2018.

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): 1901-1913,2018.

US Preventive Services Task Force., Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 319 (15): 1592-1599,2018.

US Preventive Services Task Force., Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phipps MG, Pignone M, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 319 (16): 1696-1704,2018.

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Academic Contact Info

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
Phone: (215) 662-8881
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)