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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 Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health

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

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
  • 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 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


AcademyHealth, National African Family Health Organization (AFAHO), Local American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), National American Association for Cancer Research, National American Cancer Society (ACS) Guideline Development Group, National American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), National American Gastroenterological Society , National Dutch Digestive Foundation , International Group on Diversity and Inclusion, AAMC, National Member, Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), National National Institutes of Health EPIC (Epidemiology of Cancer) Study Section, National National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National NCI Search Committee for Associate Director for Healthcare Delivery Research, DCCPS/NCI/NIH, National NCI Subcommittee J - Career Development Study Section, National NIH/CHSB (Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section, Panel B), National North America Primary Care Research Group, International Pennsylvania Department of Health 2009 Non-Formula Grants Interim Review, Oakridge Associated Universities, Philadelphia, November 15, 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.


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:

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Perceived accessibility as a predictor of youth smoking Annals of Family Medicine 6 (4): 323-30,2008.

Doubeni CA, Li W, Fouayzi H: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Disparities and survival among breast cancer patients J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2005 (35): 88-95,2005.

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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)