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Octavia E. Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS

Octavia E. Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS Physician

Director, GI Nutrition, Celiac Sprue and Obesity Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Pickett-Blakely is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Feeding Tubes
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrostomy Tube Placement
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nutritional Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • PEG Tube Placement
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships

American Gastroenterology Association, National American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, National American Society of Gastrointesinal Endoscopy, National Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Pickett-Blakely is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Selected Publications:

Pickett-Blakely, OE: Obesity in Women: The Clinical Impact on Gastrointestinal and Reproductive Health and Disease Management Gastroenterol Clin North Am 45 (2): 317-31,2016.

Carolyn Newberry, MD, Ann Tierney, M.S., Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS: Lactulose Hydrogen Breath Test Result Is Associated with Age and Gender BioMed Research International 2016 : 1-5,2016.

Day Lukejohn W, Gonzalez Susana, Mendoza Ladd Antonio, Bucobo Juan Carlos, Pickett-Blakely Octavia, Tilara Amy, Christie Jennifer: Diversity in gastroenterology in the United States: Where are we now? Where should we go? Gastrointestinal endoscopy : 2016.

Octavia Pickett-Blakely.: GI and Nutrition: Still Hand in Hand? AGA Perspectives : 2016.

Octavia Pickett-Blakely,MD, MHS Carolyn Newberry, MD: Future Therapies in Obesity Gastroenterol Clin North Am : 2016.

Christopher J. Neylan BA, Scott M. Damrauer MD, Rachel R. Kelz MD, John T. Farrar MD PhD, Daniel T. Dempsey MD, Major K. Lee IV MD PhD, Giorgos C. Karakousis MD, Colleen M. Tewksbury MPH RD LDN, Octavia E. Pickett-Blakely MD MHS, Noel N. Williams MD, Kristoffel R. Dumon MD: The Role of BMI Class in Cholecystectomy Following Acute Cholecystitis: An ACS NSQIP Analysis Surgery : 2016.

Anna Buchner, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Faten Aberra, Wojciech Blonski, Gary Lichtenstein: The utility of capsule endoscopy for the diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease in patients referred to a tertiary Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center American Journal of Gastroenterology supplement : 2015.

Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, Joseph Boullata, PharmD, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS, Phyllis Schiavone, MSN, CRNP, Nancy Stoner, RN, MSN, Bruce Kinosian, MD: Clinical Management of Patients With Parenteral Nutrition-Dependent Short Bowel Syndrome During Teduglutide Therapy Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition : 2015.

Pickett-Blakely, OE: The management of obesity Doctors on Air WURD radio : 2015.

Oleg Shulik, Andy Cuchhiara, Octavia Pickett-Blakely: The Diagnostic Yield of Endoscopy and Colonoscopy for Isolated Unintentional Weight Loss American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
7 South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)