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Duane T. Smoot, M.D., FACP, FACG Duane T. Smoot, M.D., FACP, FACG

Howard University
Department of Medicine, Howard University Cancer Center
2041 Georgia Ave, NW,
Washington DC 20060
phone: (202) 806-7697
fax: (202) 462-8928

Dr. Duane T. Smoot is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He is also an active member of the American Gastroenterologcical Association, American Association for Cancer Research, and the National Medical Association. Dr. Smoot is a member and past-president of the Minorities in Cancer Research Council of the American Association of Cancer Research. Dr. Smoot has served on NIH study sections, and most recently served as a member of the Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathobiology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, NIH. Dr. Smoot reviews articles for several medical journals and has published numerous papers and abstracts.

Dr. Smoot’s primary research interest is investigating the role of Helicobacter pylori in the development of stomach cancer. He is also involved in research on colon carcinogenesis in minority populations. His clinical interests include peptic ulcer disease, reflux esophagitis, gastric and colon carcinogenesis.

Dr. Smoot graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Maryland Medical Systems. He received two additional years of research training as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Smoot was appointed to the faculty at Howard University in the Gastroenterology Section of the Department of Medicine. He was later appointed Chief of the Gastroenterology Division and Chair of the Department of Medicine.

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Updated: 04/30/12