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

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

Professor, Family Medicine and Urology
Service Director, University Family Medicine
Director, Faculty Development
Areas of Research
Cancer screening and prevention; Culture and health behavior; Information technology in primary care; Patient/physician communication


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 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.
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