Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Mezzanine Level,
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 648-9115

Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH


Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology

Office: PUH - Mezz. 2 - C Wing
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-9825
Fax: 412-648-9378

AB, Columbia College, 1979
MD, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1984
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1987
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1991
Fellowship, General Medicine, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, 1988

Dr. Schoen's research interests are in early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC). He is a principal investigator in the PLCO cancer screening trial, which evaluates flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Schoen heads the Colorectal Subcommittee of the PLCO trial. He has conducted primary research on acceptability and implementation of CRC screening and for studies of surveillance colonoscopy and quality. From an etiologic standpoint, he has investigated the relationship of insulin/insulin-like growth factors to adenomatous polyps and CRC. He has explored new endoscopic imaging modalities, including detection of aberrant crypt foci as an intermediate endpoint for CRC. Dr. Schoen is an investigator for the NCI-sponsored Early Detection Research Network and is exploring the use of nuclear matrix proteins for early CRC detection. Most recently, he is evaluating a vaccine to MUC1 for prevention of colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps.

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