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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
  • Position, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
    Esophageal Diagnostics
  • Director of Esophageal Research and Director
    Esophageal Diagnostics
  • 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

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Clinical Advisory Board Member
    NinePoint Medical Inc
  • 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
  • Founder
    Barrett
  • 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
74 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.
"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, ...
www.cernostics.com [cached]
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
Blair ...
ecan.convio.net, 21 Sept 2012 [cached]
Blair Jobe
The CLP- East Liberty Library will host a free special health awareness event about the link between GERD and cancer with 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.
Unfortunately, many patients who develop ...
www.eurekalert.org, 18 July 2011 [cached]
Unfortunately, many patients who develop adenocarcinoma don't know that they have Barrett's esophagus until it has transformed into cancer and become advanced, leading to obstruction," said principal investigator Blair A. Jobe, M.D., professor and director of esophageal research and esophageal diagnostics and therapeutic endoscopy, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pitt School of Medicine.
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"Our research indicates that even patients without severe symptoms may benefit from Barrett's esophagus screening," Dr. Jobe noted. "If GERD patients are screened early enough, there is a better chance that Barrett's esophagus can be identified before it becomes cancerous," he stated. "We are learning that the chronic and long-term use of PPIs may not be entirely without consequences and may lead to more insidious problems such as calcium malabsorption or cause one to be asymptomatic in the face of continued esophageal injury from GERD."
Dr. Jobe and his Pitt colleagues have established the Barrett's Esophagus Risk Consortium (BERC), in which primary care patients are being screened with in-office, small-caliber, unsedated endoscopy in an attempt to better understand risk factors for the condition as well as lower the threshold for screening. The multicenter effort is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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