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Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS

National Program Director for Gastroenterology
Department of Veterans Affairs
Co-Chair, VA CSP #577, CONFIRM
Acting GI Section Chief, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Contact Information

VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA, 98108
UW Box Number: 358280
Unit: VAPSHCS Endoscopy
P: (206) 764-2285
F: (206) 764-2232

Research & Clinical Interests

Outcomes research in gastroenterology with specific interest in colorectal cancer screening and the epidemiology of gastrointestinal and liver disease.
Dr. Dominitz is co-chair of a large VA Cooperative Study entitled "Colonoscopy versus Fecal Immunochemical Testing in Reducing Mortality from Colorectal Cancer (CONFIRM)". This study will randomized 50,000 average risk adults to colonoscopy versus annual fecal immunochemical testing and assess longterm colorectal cancer mortality.

In addition, he is the Associate Director of the Northwest Hepatitis C Resource Center, a Department of Veterans Affairs Center focused on improving the care of veterans affected by chronic hepatitis C infection. He also works as a core investigator at the Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center as well as the Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence. Finally, he is an affiliate investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Representative Publications

Hoff G, Dominitz J. Contrasting United States and European approaches to colorectal cancer screening: which is best? Gut 2010;59:407-414.

Larson MF, Ko CW, Dominitz JA. Effectiveness of a provider reminder on fecal occult blood test follow-up. Digestive Diseases and Science 2009;54:1991-1996

Beste LA, Straits-Troster K, Zickmund S, Larson M, Chapko M, Dominitz JA. Specialty care and education associated with greater disease-specific knowledge but not satisfaction with care for chronic hepatitis C. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2009;30(3):275-82.

Risk stratification for advanced colonic neoplasia: a screening strategy using colonoscopy and computerized tomographic colonography.
Gastroenterology 2006;131(4):1011-9.

Complications and antireflux medication use following antireflux surgery in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 1990-2001.
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2006;4(3):299-305.

Elevated prevalence of hepatitis C infection in users of United States Veterans Medical Centers. Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study Group 488.
Hepatology 2005;41(1)88-96.

Is obesity a risk factor for cirrhosis related death or hospitalization?
A population-based cohort study. Gastroenterology 2003;125(4):1053-9.

Predictors of colorectal cancer screening participation in the United States. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2003;98(9):2082-91.

Failure of health care professionals to accurately interpret fecal occult blood tests. American Journal Medicine; 114: 64-7, 2003

Outcomes of infants born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based cohort study. American Journal Gastroenterology; 97:
641-648, 2002

Race, treatment, and survival among colorectal carcinoma patients in an equal-access medical system. Cancer 1998;82:2312-20.

Patient preferences and quality of life associated with colorectal cancer screening. Am J of Gastroenterol 1997;92:2171-8.


B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency in Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Duke University, Durham, NC

Master in Health Sciences in Biometry, Duke University, Durham, NC

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