Philip N. Okafor, M.B.B.S., M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Idiomas

English

Philip N. Okafor M.D., MPH, is a gastroenterologist and health services researcher. His research interests lie at the intersection of gastroenterology, population sciences, and public health, with overarching aims that focus on identifying drivers of high/low-value care; identification and mitigation of health care disparities in access, outcomes, and resource utilization among patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. He is also interested in outcomes among vulnerable populations and patients with limited English proficiency.

  • General gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Endoscopy outcomes
  • GI quality improvement and patient safety
  • Functional gastrointestinal diseases
  1. 2016
    FellowGastroenterology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2016
    Diploma - Clinical and Translational SciencesMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2013
    Residency - Internal MedicineBoston University School of Medicine
  4. 2010
    Postdoctoral Research FellowshipBrigham and Women's Hospital
  5. 2008
    MPH - Health Policy and ManagementHarvard University
  6. 2005
    MDUniversity of Ibadan

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Gastroenterology and HepatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2013
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Endoscopy teaching awardStanford University
  2. 2020
    Certificate of AchievementStanford University
  3. 2020
    Red Ribbon Poster WinnerAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  4. 2013
    Best original resident research awardBoston University
  5. 2012
    Poster of distinctionDigestive Disease Week
  6. 2001
    Dean's Honors for the Best Overall Medical StudentUniversity of Ibadan

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Editorial Board MemberEducation Universe, Colon, Colonoscopy, Stomach, Functional Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  2. 2021 - present
    Associate EditorAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  3. 2020 - 2022
    DirectorCommunity GI Program, Stanford University School of Medicine
  4. 2020 - 2021
    MemberDiversity and Inclusion Workgroup, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  5. 2020 - present
    ChairHealth Equity on ACG Education Universe Subcommittee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  6. 2019 - 2022
    MemberColonoscopy Improvement Taskforce, Stanford University School of Medicine
  7. 2019 - 2021
    MemberQuality Council, Department of Medicine, Stanford University
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  9. 2018 - 2022
    MemberDiversity and Inclusion Committee, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  10. 2017 - 2022
    Evaluation Committee MemberStanford University Medical Center
  11. 2017 - 2022
    MemberProfessional Practice Evaluation Committee, Stanford University Medical Center
  12. 2016 - 2022
    Advisory Committee MemberDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  13. 2016 - 2022
    PreceptorDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  14. 2016 - present
    MemberEducational Advisory Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  15. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  16. 2016 - present
    MemberDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  17. 2015 - 2017
    MemberColorectal Cancer Screening Committee Expert Working Group, World Endoscopy Organization
  18. 2015 - 2016
    MemberTrainee Diversity Committee, Department of Education Administration
  19. 2014 - 2016
    Fellows RepresentativeJoint Commission Accreditation Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  20. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  21. 2010 - 2013
    RepresentativeCommittee of interns and Residents, Boston University Medical Center
  22. 2010 - 2013
    MemberMassachusetts Medical Society

Publications