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Dr. Blair A. Jobe

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West Penn Allegheny Health System
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
United States

Company Description: West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) is comprised of some of the oldest and best-known names in health care in western Pennsylvania. From their inception, the...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief of Surgery and Director
    Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at the West Penn Allegheny Health System
  • Physician
    UPMC
  • Thoracic Surgeon
    UPMC
  • Director of Esophageal Research and Esophageal Diagnostics and Therapeutic Endoscopy
    UPMC
  • Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Principal Investigator for the Esophageal Cancer Research Laboratory and Director of Foregut Research
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Chair of the Department of Surgery
    The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Professor and Director of Esophageal Research and Esophageal Diagnostics and Therapeutic Endoscopy, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Pitt School of Medicine
  • Allegheny Health Network Surgical Oncologist

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Clinical Advisory Board Member
    NinePoint Medical Inc
  • Board Member
    Allegheny Health Network's Esophageal and Thoracic Institute
  • Board Member
    Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at the West Penn Allegheny Health System
  • Board Member
    West Penn Allegheny Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease
  • Board Member
    Esophageal and Lung Institute
  • Member
    Oregon Health & Science University

Education

  • MD
  • M.D.
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • bachelor’s degree
    Loyola Marymount University
  • medical degree
    Creighton University
80 Total References
Web References
NinePoint Medical - Clinical Advisory Board
www.ninepointmedical.com, 31 May 2014 [cached]
Blair A. Jobe MD FACS
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Blair A. Jobe MD FACS
Blair A. Jobe, MD, FACS is the Sampson Family Endowed Professor of Surgery within the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently serves as the Director of Esophageal Research and Director of Esophageal Diagnostics and Therapeutic Endoscopy within the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery. r. Jobe's areas of interest are in esophageal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal preservation in the face of early malignancy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic therapy, esophageal motility disorders and complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Jobe received his medical degree>from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. His internship and residency were completed at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Jobe completed a fellowship in minimally invasive esophageal surgery at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington.
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A research team led by Allegheny Health Network surgical oncologist Blair Jobe, MD, has developed and validated a four-protein serum biomarker panel that holds significant promise for early detection of esophageal cancer, a relatively rare but often deadly disease that has grown in incidence over the past several decades.
Dr. Jobe's findings were published online today in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society.
The four-protein panel, called B-AMP (biglycan, myeloperoxidase, annexin-A6 and protein S100-A9), is a simple, non-invasive, low-cost blood test, that identified esophageal cancer with a high classification accuracy of 87 percent in the study.
The discovery represents a major step forward in not only early detection but also the management of esophageal cancer, said Dr. Jobe, Director of Allegheny Health Network's Esophageal and Thoracic Institute. The test is already being used at the Institute in a clinical trial setting to monitor the course of esophageal cancer, providing physicians with guidance on response to therapy or early notification of a recurrence and allowing them to pursue different or more aggressive therapies, if necessary.
"Esophageal cancer patients often have few options available to fight this disease, and five-year survival rates are extremely low at about 15 percent," said Dr. Jobe.
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Followed by novel mathematical modeling, Dr. Jobe's team was able to combine relevant and strong individual biomarkers into a panel that is accurate and reliable in detecting esophageal cancer.
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"Dr. Jobe's research shows the value of our approach to working collaboratively and across the full spectrum of disease," said David Parda, MD, System Chair, Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute.
"We have observed for some time ...
www.azma.com, 23 Jan 2013 [cached]
"We have observed for some time a strong association between GERD and certain pulmonary [lung] diseases, including adult-onset asthma," study author Dr. Blair Jobe, director of the Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at the West Penn Allegheny Health System, said in a health system news release.
"The real challenge, however, has been our limited ability to effectively diagnose these patients and determine who precisely may benefit from surgical intervention," he added. According to Jobe, the newly devised test "is much more sensitive as means of detecting GERD in asthmatic patients than what we have traditionally relied upon."
The findings are strong enough to warrant consideration of HMII testing in adults with asthma that is not responding to asthma medications or in those who also have GERD symptoms, he said.
Blair Jobe, ...
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Blair Jobe, MD Dr. Jobe is currently Chief of Surgery, and Director of the Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA. Previously Dr. Jobe was the Sampson Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has served as the director of esophageal research and esophageal diagnostics and therapeutic endoscopy at the UPMC Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute since 2008. He also is a core member of the research faculty at the UPMC McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Jobe is widely considered one of the country's leading specialists and pioneers in the field of minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal motility disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). At UPMC, he created the Esophageal Diagnostic Center, a program designed to provide cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic options for complex esophageal and gastric disorders, and developed the Barrett's Esophagus Risk Consortium, a highly successful NIH-funded cancer and Barrett's screening program. Expand
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ecan.convio.net, 15 Oct 2013 [cached]
Blair Jobe
The CLP-East Liberty Library will host a free special health awareness event about the link between GERD and cancer with top gastroenterologist Dr. Blair Jobe, Director of West Penn Allegheny Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
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