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Kevin Selby, MD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Kevin Selby, MD, is a general internist and postdoctoral researcher focusing on colorectal cancer screening. His current work aims to improve screening efficiency, both by better using quantitative results from fecal immunochemical tests and increasing the number of patients with positive tests who receive a diagnostic colonoscopy. This work is funded by the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation. He is also interested in implementing shared decision-making for routine prevention recommendations and characterizing primary care in Switzerland. 

Dr. Selby holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He did his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He is currently completing a Master’s Degree with the Training in Clinical Research program at the University of California, San Francisco.

Current Position(s):

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Chef de Clinique, Policlinique Médicale Universitaire, Université de Lausanne
  • Master’s student, Training in Clinical Research, University of California, San Francisco

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Primary Research Interests:

  • Improving colorectal cancer screening by analyzing large data sets and implementing local improvements
  • Using electronic health record data for research
  • Facilitating shared decisionmaking in preventive care by creating decision aids

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    Strategies to Improve Follow-up After Positive Fecal Immunochemical Tests in a Community-Based Setting: A Mixed-Methods Study

    Author(s): Selby K; Jensen CD; Zhao WK; Lee JK; Slam A; Schottinger JE; Bacchetti P; Levin TR; Corley DA

    Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb;10(2):e00010.

    PubMed abstract

    Influence of Varying Quantitative Fecal Immunochemical Test Positivity Thresholds on Colorectal Cancer Detection: A Community-Based Cohort Study

    Author(s): Selby K; Jensen CD; Lee JK; Doubeni CA; Schottinger JE; Zhao WK; Chubak J; Halm E; Ghai NR; Contreras R; Skinner C; Kamineni A; Levin TR; Corley DA

    Ann Intern Med. 2018 Sep 18.

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    Learning to De-Adopt Ineffective Healthcare Practices

    Author(s): Selby K; Barnes GD

    Am J Med. 2018 Apr 09.

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    Do not leave FIT positives alone!

    Author(s): Zorzi M; Hassan C; Selby K; Rugge M

    Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb 23.

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    Personalized cancer screening: helping primary care rise to the challenge

    Author(s): Selby K; Bartlett-Esquilant G; Cornuz J

    Public Health Rev. 2018;39:4. Epub 2018-02-21.

    PubMed abstract

    How do Swiss general practitioners agree with and report adhering to a top-five list of unnecessary tests and treatments? Results of a cross-sectional survey

    Author(s): Selby K; Cornuz J; Cohidon C; Gaspoz JM; Senn N

    Eur J Gen Pract. 2017 Nov 23:1-7.

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    Interventions to Improve Follow-up of Positive Results on Fecal Blood Tests: A Systematic Review

    Author(s): Selby K; Baumgartner C; Levin TR; Doubeni CA; Zauber AG; Schottinger J; Jensen CD; Lee JK; Corley DA

    Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 17;167(8):565-575. Epub 2017-10-10.

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    Shared decision making in preventive care in Switzerland: From theory to action

    Author(s): Selby K; Auer R; Cornuz J

    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2017 Jun;123-124:91-94. doi: 10.1016/j.zefq.2017.05.008. Epub 2017 May 18.

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    Time-Based Billing: What Primary Care in the United States Can Learn From Switzerland

    Author(s): Selby K; Edwards S

    JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jul 1;176(7):881-2. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2230.

    PubMed abstract

    Training primary care physicians to offer their patients faecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening on an equal basis: a pilot intervention with before-after and parallel group surveys

    Author(s): Selby K; Cornuz J; Gachoud D; Bulliard JL; Nichita C; Dorta G; Ducros C; Auer R

    BMJ Open. 2016 May 13;6(5):e011086. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011086.

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    Creating a list of low-value health care activities in Swiss primary care

    Author(s): Selby K; Gaspoz JM; Rodondi N; Neuner-Jehle S; Perrier A; Zeller A; Cornuz J

    JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr;175(4):640-2. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8111.

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