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Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

The Dartmouth Institute

Georgetown University, BS 1988
U. Connecticut School of Medicine, MD 1992
University of North Carolina, MPH 2000

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Contact Information:

VA Medical Center
215 N Main St
Mail Code 111E
White River Junction VT 05009

Office: 802 295 9363
Phone: x5590

Professional Interests:

Colorectal Cancer Epidemiology and Outcomes
Pharmacoepidemiology of GI disease

Grant Information:

1.Prospective Evaluation of Risk Factors for Large (≥ 1cm) Colonic Adenomas in Asymptomatic Subjects. A large multicenter trial funded by the VA Cooperative Studies Program. Principal Investigator: David Lieberman. (Role: Site PI)
2.Translation of Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines to Practice-A System Intervention. A multicenter trial funded by the VA Colorectal Cancer Queri. Principal Investigator: Linda Humphrey. (Role Site PI)
3.Colorectal Chemoprevention with Calcium and Vitamin D. A large randomized placebo controlled trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. Principal Investigator: John Baron (Role Clinical Director)
4.Developing Sensible Screening Strategies Following Colonoscopy. VA Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award (Principal Investigator)

Courses Taught:

Scientific Basis of Medicine-GI Section

Selected Publications:


  • Robertson DJ, Greenberg ER, Beach M, Sandler RS, Ahnen D et al. Colorectal Cancer in Patients Under Close Colonoscopic Surveillance. GASTROENTEROLOGY 2005;129:34–41

  • Lieberman DA, Weiss DG, Harford WV, Ahnen DJ, Provenzale D, Sontag SJ, Schnell TG, Chejfec G, Campbell DR, Kidao J, Bond JH, Nelson DB, Triadafilopoulos G, Ramirez FC, Collins JF, Johnston TK, McQuaid KR, Garewal , Sampliner RE, Esquivel, Robertson DJ Five-year colon surveillance after screening colonoscopy. Gastroenterology 2007;133(4):1077-85

  • Cole BF, Baron JA, Sandler RS, Haile RW, Robertson DJ et al Folic acid for the prevention of colorectal adenomas: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2007;297(21):2351-9. JAMA 2007;297(21):2351-9

  • Robertson DJ, Larsson H, Friis S, Pedersen L, Baron JA, Sorensen HT Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: A Population-Based Case-Control Study. GASTROENTEROLOGY 2007;133:755–760

  • Robertson DJ, Sandler RS, Haile R, Tosteson TD, Greenberg ER, Mott LA, Grau M, Baron JA Fat, Fiber, Meat and Risk of Colorectal Adenomas. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Dec;100(12):2789-95