Paul C. Schroy III, MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Thomas Jefferson University
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
BS, Haverford College

Dr. Paul C. Schroy is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine with expertise in the area of colorectal cancer screening and surveillance. He has over 150 publications, and received research funding from NCI, AHRQ, CDC and ACS. Dr. Schroy’s most recent research activities have focused primarily on the development, implementation and evaluation of model programs for community-based colorectal cancer control, including: (1) exploring the role of shared decision-making as a strategy for increasing patient participation in colorectal cancer screening; (2) better defining the epidemiology of colorectal neoplasia and the development of risk assessment tools for predicting the presence of advanced neoplasia at screening colonoscopy; (3) evaluating the feasibility and validity of novel colorectal cancer screening strategies such as stool-based DNA testing and virtual colonoscopy; (4) implementation of quality measures related to colorectal cancer screening; and (5) developing strategies to reduce the public health burden of early-onset colorectal cancer.

In addition to his commitment to patient care and clinical research, Dr. Schroy is a founding member and former chair of the Massachusetts Colorectal Cancer Working Group and a founding member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. He has served in numerous leadership positions for the Roundtable, including current co-chair of the Family History and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Task Group, former member of the Steering Committee, former co-chair of the Public Education Task Group, former co-chair of the Screening 65+ Task Group, and former chair of the Nomination Committee. He is also a former member of the Steering Committee of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Network, the American Cancer Society’s New England Division’s Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Cancer Registry Advisory Committee.

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Multi Target Colorectal Cancer Screening Test for the Detection of Colorectal Advanced Adenomatous Polyps and Cancer: DeeP-C Study Protocol #2011-01
02/01/2012 - 01/31/2014 (PI)
Exact Sciences

Multi Target Colorectal Cancer Screening Test for the Detection of Colorectal Advanced Adenomatous Polyps and Cancer: DeeP-C Study
02/01/2012 - 01/31/2014 (PI)
Exact Sciences

Effect of Sample Storage Conditions on the Detection of Colorectal Neoplasia by Stool Based DNA Technology Advances
01/01/2004 - 12/31/2004 (PI)
Exact Sciences

Molecular Diagnostic Assay for Colorectal Cancer
06/01/2003 - 05/31/2004 (PI)
AmberGen, Inc.

A Preference for CRC Screening in Average Risk Patients
09/01/2002 - 12/31/2003 (PI)
Exact Sciences

Sensitivity of the Exact Panel In Determination of Colorectal Cancer
10/01/2001 - 09/30/2002 (PI)
Exact Sciences

New Strategies for Colorectal Cancer Control
09/30/1996 - 09/29/2001 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5 K07 CA68058 05

GI Quality Improvement Contract
10/06/2008 - 06/30/2017 (PI)

Intervention Study of Patient Navigation for Colonoscopy Screening
08/01/2012 - 01/15/2016 (PI)

A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening
09/15/2008 - 07/31/2014 (PI)
5R01 CA131197-05

I CAN! (Improving Colonoscopy Access through Navigation)
05/01/2011 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC)

Patient Navigation for Colorectal Cancer Screening
08/19/2011 - 09/21/2011 (PI)

Shared Decision Making for Colorectal Cancer Screen
09/30/2003 - 09/30/2009 (PI)
5 R01 HS013912-05

BMC Endoscopy Quality Improvement Training and Education
04/15/2008 - 06/30/2008 (PI)
Adcare Educational Institute DPH

Promoting Colon Cancer Screeni
09/30/2001 - 08/31/2005 (PI)
1K22CA9068003 (A)


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2012 A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01CA131197-05 5
2011 A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01CA131197-04 5
2010 A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01CA131197-03 5
2009 A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01CA131197-02 5
2008 A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening 1R01CA131197-01A1 5
2007 Shared Decision-Making for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01HS013912-05 5
2006 Shared Decision-Making for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01HS013912-04 5
2005 Shared Decision-Making for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01HS013912-03 5
2004 Shared Decision-Making for Colorectal Cancer Screening 5R01HS013912-02 5
2003 Shared Decision-Making for Colorectal Cancer Screening 1R01HS013912-01 5
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  1. Connolly JJ, Ahmed HS, Chung EC, Cabral HJ, Nagar A, Tami A, Schroy PC, Mohanty A. Estimate of Increase in Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses with Expansion of Fecal Immunochemical Testing in an Urban Safety-Net Population. Dig Dis Sci. 2024 Feb; 69(2):360-369.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38041763
  2. Ahmed HS, Connolly JJ, Chung EC, Cabral HJ, Schroy PC, Mohanty A. Adaptive Strategies for Outpatient Colonoscopies in Response to COVID-19. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Jan; 64(1):122-124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36116997; PMCID: PMC9420719; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.08.002;
  3. Trivedi PD, Mohapatra A, Morris MK, Thorne SA, Smith SC, Ward AM, Schroy P, Hampel H, Jandorf L, Popp JW, Itzkowitz SH. Prevalence and Predictors of Young-Onset Colorectal Neoplasia: Insights From a Nationally Representative Colonoscopy Registry. Gastroenterology. 2022 04; 162(4):1136-1146.e5. PMID: 35007513
  4. Jones WF, Ahnen DJ, Schroy PC. Improving on-time colorectal cancer screening through lead time messaging. Cancer. 2020 01 15; 126(2):247-252. PMID: 31568559
  5. DeGroff A, Schroy PC, Morrissey KG, Slotman B, Rohan EA, Bethel J, Murillo J, Ren W, Niwa S, Leadbetter S, Joseph D. Patient Navigation for Colonoscopy Completion: Results of an RCT. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3):363-372. PMID: 28676254; PMCID: PMC8855664; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.05.010;
  6. Kluge MA, Williams JL, Wu CK, Jacobson BC, Schroy PC, Lieberman DA, Calderwood AH. Inadequate Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores predict the risk of missed neoplasia on the next colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Mar; 87(3):744-751.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28648575; PMCID: PMC5742069; DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.06.012;
  7. Le ST, Lash BR, Schroy PC, Calderwood AH. Physician Perceptions of Surveillance Follow-up Colonoscopy in Older Adults. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 May-Jun; 30(3):371-373. PMID: 28484069
  8. Seibert RG, Hanchate AD, Berz JP, Schroy PC. National Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Obese Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Aug; 53(2):e41-e49.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28236517; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.01.006;
  9. Rohan EA, Slotman B, DeGroff A, Morrissey KG, Murillo J, Schroy P. Refining the Patient Navigation Role in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program: Results From an Intervention Study. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Nov; 14(11):1371-1378. PMID: 27799508; PMCID: PMC5419036
  10. Ahnen DJ, Schroy PC, Weber TK. Regarding "Colorectal Cancer Screening Quality Measures: Beyond Colonoscopy". Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 11; 14(11):1668-1669. PMID: 27266981; DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.05.037;
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2017-2018 Boston Magazine: Top Doctor
2011 Castle Connolly: Top Doctor in US
2011-2019 Castle Connolly : Top Doctor in Region
2008 Castle Connolly: Top Doctor in Massachusetts
2007 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2006 American Gastroenterological Association: Fellow
2001 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2000 American College of Physicians: Fellow
1998 Boston University Schroy of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1998 Boston University School of Public Health : Delta Omega Honor Society
1988 American College of Gastroenterology: Fellow
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Colorectal cancer screening
Shared decision making
Risk Factors

Dr. Schroy has mentored 18 students, house staff, fellows and junior faculty on various research projects related to his areas of expertise. Many of his mentees have pursued careers in academic medicine at various institutions around the country.

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