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Oluwadamilola Motunrayo Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3513, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Fayanju is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Population Health Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine, Associate Director for Disparities & Value in Healthcare with Duke Forge (the university’s center for actionable data science: https://forge.duke.edu/oluwadamilola-fayanju-md-ma-mphs), and Director of the Durham VA Breast Clinic.

She received her undergraduate degree in History and Science and an MA in Comparative Literature from Harvard. She received her MD and a master of population health sciences (MPHS) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also completed her residency in General Surgery. She completed fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Her research, which is supported by an NIH K08 career development award, has 3 areas of focus: (1) addressing disparities in breast cancer presentation, treatment, outcome, and clinical trial participation; (2) improving prognostication and treatment for biologically aggressive variants of breast cancer that are often more common among racial and ethnic minorities; and (3) creating value in oncologic care, especially through the collection and application of patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Her scholarship has been published in a variety of journals including Annals of Surgery, Cancer, and JAMA.

She is active in several national organizations, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Surgical Outcomes Club and on various committees including the Breast, Cancer Care Delivery, and Health Disparities Committees for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology; the Patient-reported Outcomes, Patient Safety and Quality, and Publications Committees for the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS); the Nominating and Program Committees for the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS); the Women in Surgery Committee for the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS); and the Locoregional and Patient-reported Outcomes Committees for the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC).

Education and Training

  • Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow, Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2015 - 2016
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007 - 2015
  • M.P.H.S., Washington University School of Medicine, 2011
  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 2007
  • M.A., Harvard University , 2001
  • A.B., Harvard University , 2001

Publications

Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Susan Kraenzle, Bettina F. Drake, Masayoshi Oka, and Melody S. Goodman. “Perceived barriers to mammography among underserved women in a Breast Health Center Outreach Program.” Am J Surg 208, no. 3 (September 2014): 425–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.03.005.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Donna B. Jeffe, Leisha Elmore, Deborah N. Ksiazek, and Julie A. Margenthaler. “Breast cancer patients' experiences within and outside the safety net.” J Surg Res 190, no. 1 (July 2014): 126–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2014.03.030.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola. “Under your nose.” Bull Am Coll Surg 99, no. 1 Suppl (June 2014): 8.

Scholars@Duke

Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Iheoma Nwaogu, Donna B. Jeffe, and Julie A. Margenthaler. “Pathologic Complete Response (pCR) in Breast Cancer Patients After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy at a Comprehensive Cancer Center: The Natural History of an Elusive Prognosticator.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21:49–49. SPRINGER, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Nwaogu, Iheoma, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Yan Yan, Donna B. Jeffe, and Julie A. Margenthaler. “Predictors of Pathologic Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Stage II and III Breast Cancer: the Impact of Chemotherapeutic Regimen.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21:86–87. SPRINGER, 2014.

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Gehlert, Sarah, Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Sherrill Jackson, Sandi Kenkel, Isaac C. McCullough, Cheryl Oliver, and Mark Sanford. “A method for achieving reciprocity of funding in community-based participatory research.” Prog Community Health Partnersh 8, no. 4 (2014): 561–70. https://doi.org/10.1353/cpr.2014.0054.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M., Carolyn R. T. Stoll, Susan Fowler, Graham A. Colditz, Donna B. Jeffe, and Julie A. Margenthaler. “Geographic and temporal trends in the management of occult primary breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Ann Surg Oncol 20, no. 10 (October 2013): 3308–16. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-013-3157-5.

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Fayanju, Oluwadamilola, Carolyn Stoll, Graham Colditz, Donna Jeffe, and Julie Margenthaler. “Geographic and Temporal Trends in the Management of Occult Primary Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20:41–42. SPRINGER, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Fayanju, Oluwadamilola, Donna Jeffe, and Julie Margenthaler. “Management of Occult Primary Breast Cancer at a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20:40–40. SPRINGER, 2013.

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