Masahito Jimbo, M.D., M.P.H.

Masahito Jimbo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Family Medicine and Urology
Service Chief, University Family Medicine
Director of Faculty Development

Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1018 Fuller St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-1213

Administrative Contact

Katie Grode, 734-998-0334,


Dr. Jimbo is a professor in the University of Michigan Departments of Family Medicine and Urology and Chief of University Family Medicine Inpatient Service. He is also a practicing physician at Domino’s Farms Family Medicine. Besides being a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, he is also a member of the North American Primary Care Research Group and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He is a NIH-funded researcher with an interest in patient/physician communication and cultural determinants of health behavior in cancer prevention and screening.

He sees patients at Family Medicine at Domino's Farms →

Areas of Interest

Research Interests
Clinical Interests
  • Health promotion
  • Disease prevention
  • Cancer screening
  • Ultrasound
  • Urology
  • Inpatient medicine


Medical School
  • M.D., Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 1985
  • Rotating Internship, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, 1986
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Okinawa Chuba Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, 1987
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, 1989
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Family Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn., 1996
Advanced Degrees
  • Ph.D., Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 1994
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2000
  • Nephrology Fellowship, Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, 1993
Professional Organizations
  • Fellow of Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Board Certification
  • Family Medicine


Current Research
  • Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making (DATES), NIH/NCI, Principal Investigator

Published Articles via PubMed

Published Articles or Reviews

Key Publications
  1. Jimbo M, Shultz CG, Nease DE, Fetters MD, Power D, Ruffin MT. Perceived barriers and facilitators of using a web-based interactive decision aid for colorectal cancer screening in community practice settings: findings from focus groups with primary care clinicians and medical office staff. J Med Internet Res, 2013;15(12):e286.
  2. Jimbo M, Kelly-Blake K, Sen A, Hawley ST, Ruffin MT. Decision Aid to technologically enhance shared decision making (DATES): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2013;14:381.
  3. Jimbo M. How should family physicians evaluate and manage haematuria? OA Family Medicine, 2013 Apr 01; 1(1):4.
  4. Jimbo M, Rana GK, Hawley S, Holmes-Rovner M, Kelly-Blake K, Nease DE Jr, Ruffin MT 4th. What is lacking in current decision aids on cancer screening? CA Cancer J Clin, 2013;63(3):193-214.
  5. Feldman-Stewart D, O’Brien MA, Clayman ML, Davison BJ, Jimbo M, Labrecque M, Martin RM, Shepherd H. Providing information about options in patient decision aids. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 2013;13 Suppl 2:S4.

Web Sites

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Lobby H
Ann Arbor, MI  48106