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

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Colon cancer screening

Dr. Schoen has been an investigator in numerous clinical studies and trials. He was the chair of the colon subcommittee for the PLCO trial, which enrolled >154,000 subjects nationwide and studies the efficacy of flexible sigmoidoscopy in preventing colorectal cancer. An active translational researcher with a focused interest in early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer, he is a principal investigator in collaboration with John's Hopkins University in the NCI's Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), evaluating biomarkers for colorectal cancer. He is a funded investigator in GECCO, a consortium studying genetic and environmental risk factors for cancer, and is working on studies to monitor and improve colonoscopy quality. Dr. Schoen has been a pioneer in the evaluation of a vaccine for prevention of colorectal cancer and is the principal investigator of a multicenter immunoprevention study, headquartered at the Mayo Clinic.

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