Kevin Charles Oeffinger, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine
Professor in Population Health Sciences
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Dr, Suite 601, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 668-2122
Email address kevin.oeffinger@duke.edu

Kevin Oeffinger, MD, is a family physician, a member of the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI), the founding Director of the DCI Center for Onco-Primary Care, and Director of the DCI Supportive Care and Survivorship Center. Prior to joining Duke in April 2017, Dr. Oeffinger was the Director of the Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has a long-standing track record of NIH-supported research in cancer screening and survivorship and has served in a leadership capacity in various cancer-focused and primary care-focused national committees and organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Cancer Society, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

The three-fold mission of the DCI Center for Onco-Primary Care are are to: (1) deliver evidence-based, patient-centered, personalized health care across the cancer continuum by enhancing the interface between cancer specialists and primary care clinicians; (2) conduct innovative research with cutting-edge technology that can be translated to the community setting; and (3) train and educate the next generation of clinicians and researchers to extend this mission. 

In the summer of 2017, Dr. Oeffinger will begin seeing patients at DCI who are cancer survivors and have a high risk of future cancers or have multiple medical problems related to their previous cancer therapy.

Education and Training

  • Advanced Research Training, Epidemiology And Genetics, Radiation Epidemiology, National Cancer Institute, 1999 - 2000
  • Family Medicine Academic Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, 1987 - 1988
  • Family Medicine Internship and Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, 1984 - 1987
  • M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1984

Publications

Ligibel, Jennifer A., Lee W. Jones, Abenaa M. Brewster, Steven K. Clinton, Larissa A. Korde, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Catherine M. Bender, et al. “Oncologists' Attitudes and Practice of Addressing Diet, Physical Activity, and Weight Management With Patients With Cancer: Findings of an ASCO Survey of the Oncology Workforce..” J Oncol Pract 15, no. 6 (June 2019): e520–28. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.19.00124.

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31095436
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Gilchrist, Susan C., Ana Barac, Philip A. Ades, Catherine M. Alfano, Barry A. Franklin, Lee W. Jones, Andre La Gerche, et al. “Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation to Manage Cardiovascular Outcomes in Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association..” Circulation 139, no. 21 (May 21, 2019): e997–1012. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000679.

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30955352
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Tonorezos, Emily S., Jennifer S. Ford, Linwei Wang, Kirsten K. Ness, Yutaka Yasui, Wendy Leisenring, Charles A. Sklar, et al. “Impact of exercise on psychological burden in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study..” Cancer, May 8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32173.

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31067357
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Bates, James E., Rebecca M. Howell, Qi Liu, Yutaka Yasui, Daniel A. Mulrooney, Sughosh Dhakal, Susan A. Smith, et al. “Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study..” J Clin Oncol 37, no. 13 (May 1, 2019): 1090–1101. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.18.01764.

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30860946
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Daniel, Lauren C., Mingjuan Wang, Daniel A. Mulrooney, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Lisa A. Schwartz, Kim Edelstein, Tara M. Brinkman, et al. “Sleep, emotional distress, and physical health in survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study..” Psychooncology 28, no. 4 (April 2019): 903–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5040.

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30817058
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Yu, Anthony F., Alice Y. Ho, Lior Z. Braunstein, Maria E. Thor, Katherine Lee Chuy, Anne Eaton, Elton Mara, et al. “Assessment of Early Radiation-Induced Changes in Left Ventricular Function by Myocardial Strain Imaging After Breast Radiation Therapy..” J Am Soc Echocardiogr 32, no. 4 (April 2019): 521–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2018.12.009.

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30826225
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Salloum, Ralph, Yan Chen, Yutaka Yasui, Roger Packer, Wendy Leisenring, Elizabeth Wells, Allison King, et al. “Late Morbidity and Mortality Among Medulloblastoma Survivors Diagnosed Across Three Decades: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study..” J Clin Oncol 37, no. 9 (March 20, 2019): 731–40. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.18.00969.

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30730781
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Thom, Bridgette, Annelies H. Boekhout, Stacie Corcoran, Roberto Adsuar, Kevin C. Oeffinger, and Mary S. McCabe. “Advanced Practice Providers and Survivorship Care: They Can Deliver..” J Oncol Pract 15, no. 3 (March 2019): e230–37. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.18.00359.

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30615587
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Feijen, Elizabeth A. M., Wendy M. Leisenring, Kayla L. Stratton, Kirsten K. Ness, Helena J. H. van der Pal, Elvira C. van Dalen, Gregory T. Armstrong, et al. “Derivation of Anthracycline and Anthraquinone Equivalence Ratios to Doxorubicin for Late-Onset Cardiotoxicity..” Jama Oncol, January 31, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6634.

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30703192
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Baxi, Shrujal S., Ranjit Sukhu, Elizabeth Fortier, Kevin Oeffinger, Stacie Corcoran, Andrew Salner, Andrew J. Vickers, Mary S. McCabe, and Talya Salz. “Automating Treatment Summary Development Using Electronic Billing Information: A Pilot Study of Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer..” J Oncol Pract 15, no. 1 (January 2019): e84–90. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.18.00022.

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30523752
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