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

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


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.


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:

US Preventive Services Task Force, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kubik M, Landefeld S, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 319 (11): 1134-1142,2018.

Harris RA, Haberer JE, Musinguzi N, Chang KM, Schechter CB, Doubeni CA, Gross R.: Predicting short-term interruptions of antiretroviral therapy from summary adherence data: Development and test of a probability model PLoS One 13 (3): e0194713,2018.

Doubeni CA, Miller E, Alston R: Live Broadcast Panel: WURD Radio sponsored "Healthy Aging Event" WURD Radio : 2018.

Rutter CM, Kim JJ, Meester RGS, Sprague BL, Burger EA, Zauber AG, Ergun MA, Campos NG, Doubeni CA, Trentham-Dietz A, Stephen Sy, Alagoz O, Stout NK, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Corley DA, Tosteson A: Effect of Time to Diagnostic Testing for Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Abnormalities on Screening Efficacy: A Modeling Study Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 27 (2): 158-164,2018.

US Preventive Services Task Force., Bibbins-Domingo K, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Barry MJ, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Krist AH, Kurth AE, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phipps MG, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW: Screening for Ovarian Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA 319 (6): 588-594,2018.

Singal AG, Corley DA, Kamineni A, Garcia M, Zheng Y, Doria-Rose P, Quinn V, Jensen C, Chubak J, Tiro J, Doubeni CA, Ghai N, Sugg Skinner C, Wernli K, Halm EA: Patterns and predictors of repeat fecal occult blood test screening in four large health systems in the United States Am J Gastroenterol : 2018.

Doubeni CA, Corley DA, Quinn VP, Jensen CD, Zauber AG, Goodman M, Johnson JR, Mehta SJ, Becerra TA, Zhao WK, Schottinger J, Doria-Rose VP, Levin TR, Weiss NS, Fletcher RH: Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy in Reducing the Risk of Death from Right and Left Colon Cancer: A Large Community-based Study Gut 67 (2): 291-298,2018.

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 National Institutes of Health: Office of Disease Prevention : 2018.

Kurth AE, Krist AH, Borsky AE, Baumann LC, Curry SJ, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling Jr. JW, Fan T, Garcia FAR, Herzstein J, Phillips WR, Pignone MP, Tseng CW, Weinstein R: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods to Communicate and Disseminate Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations Am J Prev Med 54 (1): S81–S87,2018.

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 : 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)