Jason A Dominitz MD, MHSNational Gastroenterology Program Director, Veterans Health Administration, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS, is the National Program Director for Gastroenterology for the US Veterans Health Administration. He completed his undergraduate education at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He then trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Duke University in Durham, NC. Concurrently, he studied health services research and received a master’s degree in Health Sciences from Duke University. Since 1997, Dr. Dominitz has been a staff physician at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle, WA and is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. He has a longstanding interest in colorectal cancer screening and is the co-chair of an 18 year, VA-funded, randomized, prospective trial comparing two leading strategies of colorectal cancer screening in 50,000 average risk Veterans. This study, involving 46 VA medical centers across the US, is the first large-scale, prospective study in the United States comparing screening colonoscopy to a non-invasive fecal immunochemical test and assessing their impact on cancer mortality and incidence. Dr. Dominitz also has received research funding from the NIH and the Department of Defense. In 2011, Dr. Dominitz assumed the role of National Program Director for Gastroenterology where he focuses his efforts on improving the quality of gastroenterology care for Veterans, especially with respect to the quality of colonoscopy. He is also involved in crafting policy related to other aspects of care, including cancer screening, liver disease and other key healthcare issues. Dr. Dominitz is a Councilor on the Governing Board of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a member of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.