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James Dolan

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
AddressPublic Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1973     Phi Beta Kappa
1973     BA awarded Magna Cum Laude, Colgate University
1975     Alpha Omega Alpha
1984     Rochester Society for Internal Medicine Prize
1988     Fellowship, American College of Physicians
2008     Mentor of Distinction Award, presented by Unity Health System Internal Medicine Residency Program Housestaff Association
 
 Overview
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Dolan is a General Internist with more than 25 years of practice experience. He has a long-standing interest in improving the quality of clinical decision making at every level in the health care system. His research has primarily involved exploring the effects of multi-criteria decision making methods, particularly the Analytic Hierarchy Process, on doctor-patient communication, shared decision making, decision outcomes, translation of clinical evidence into practice, implementation of clinical guidelines, and the clinical decision making process. He has completed two NIH-funded studies examining multi-criteria support for decisions regarding colorectal cancer screening in average risk patients. He has also participated in studies involving the use of multi-criteria decision support and/or examining the clinical decision making process in a variety of other areas including vaginal birth after caesarian section, management of post-stroke foot drop, prevention of neonatal group A streptococcal sepsis, management of acute pharyngitis, and treatment of acute pyelonephritis.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Dr. Dolan has a K-24 mid-career development award from the NHLBI that involves research exploring the extent to which there is a tradeoff involved between ease-of-use and accuracy in the use of multi-criteria methods for assessing decision makers' preferences and values regarding primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. He recently completed a NCI-funded study comparing the effectiveness of five different formats for presenting information about uncertain future outcomes to patients and a project funded by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making that involved the design and initial evaluation of an interactive, computer-based, patient "decision dashboard" for choosing an arthritis pain medication.

 
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  1. Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Kelly KN, Rusheen AE, Dolan JG, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ. Perioperative pleiotropic statin effects in general surgery. Surgery. 2014 Mar; 155(3):398-407.
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  2. Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Kelly KN, Fleming FJ, Dolan JG, Monson JR, Noyes K. Defining high risk: cost-effectiveness of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis following major oncologic abdominal surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jan; 18(1):60-8.
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  3. Dolan JG, Veazie PJ, Russ AJ. Development and initial evaluation of a treatment decision dashboard. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013; 13:51.
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  4. Bredlau AL, McDermott MP, Adams HR, Dworkin RH, Venuto C, Fisher SG, Dolan JG, Korones DN. Oral ketamine for children with chronic pain: a pilot phase 1 study. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 163(1):194-200.e1.
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  5. Dolan JG, Boohaker E, Allison J, Imperiale TF. Patients' preferences and priorities regarding colorectal cancer screening. Med Decis Making. 2013 Jan; 33(1):59-70.
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  6. Dolan JG, Qian F, Veazie PJ. How well do commonly used data presentation formats support comparative effectiveness evaluations? Med Decis Making. 2012 Nov; 32(6):840-50.
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  7. Liebman SE, Bushinsky DA, Dolan JG, Veazie P. Differences between dialysis modality selection and initiation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Apr; 59(4):550-7.
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  8. Sharma PS, Eden KB, Guise JM, Jimison HB, Dolan JG. Subjective risk vs. objective risk can lead to different post-cesarean birth decisions based on multiattribute modeling. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Jan; 64(1):67-78.
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  9. Eden KB, Dolan JG, Perrin NA, Kocaoglu D, Anderson N, Case J, Guise JM. Patients were more consistent in randomized trial at prioritizing childbirth preferences using graphic-numeric than verbal formats. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 62(4):415-424.e3.
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  10. Dolan JG. Shared decision-making--transferring research into practice: the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Dec; 73(3):418-25.
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  11. Dolan JG, Iadarola S. Risk communication formats for low probability events: an exploratory study of patient preferences. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2008; 8:14.
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  12. van Til JA, Dolan JG, Stiggelbout AM, Groothuis KC, Ijzerman MJ. The use of multi-criteria decision analysis weight elicitation techniques in patients with mild cognitive impairment: a pilot study. Patient. 2008 Apr 1; 1(2):127-35.
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  13. van Til JA, Renzenbrink GJ, Dolan JG, Ijzerman MJ. The use of the analytic hierarchy process to aid decision making in acquired equinovarus deformity. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Mar; 89(3):457-62.
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  14. Hawkins NA, Pollack LA, Leadbetter S, Steele WR, Carroll J, Dolan JG, Ryan EP, Ryan JL, Morrow GR. Informational needs of patients and perceived adequacy of information available before and after treatment of cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2008; 26(2):1-16.
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  15. Chaukiyal P, Singh S, Woodlock T, Dolan JG, Bruner K. Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma with multisystem involvement. Leuk Lymphoma. 2006 Aug; 47(8):1688-90.
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  16. Singh S, Dolan JG, Centor RM. Optimal management of adults with pharyngitis--a multi-criteria decision analysis. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2006; 6:14.
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  17. Dolan JG. Patient priorities in colorectal cancer screening decisions. Health Expect. 2005 Dec; 8(4):334-44.
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  18. Singh S, Dolan J. Diagnosis and treatment of group A pharyngitis strep. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15; 71(6):1064, 1066; author reply 1066.
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  19. Parameswaran GI, Brand K, Dolan J. Pulse oximetry as a potential screening tool for lower extremity arterial disease in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Feb 28; 165(4):442-6.
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  20. Singh S, Nautiyal A, Dolan JG. Recurrent acute pancreatitis possibly induced by atorvastatin and rosuvastatin. Is statin induced pancreatitis a class effect? JOP. 2004 Nov; 5(6):502-4.
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  21. Dolan JG, Frisina S. Randomized controlled trial of a patient decision aid for colorectal cancer screening. Med Decis Making. 2002 Mar-Apr; 22(2):125-39.
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  22. Dolan JG. Clinical decision analysis. Med Decis Making. 2001 Mar-Apr; 21(2):150-1.
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  23. Dolan JG, Howard FM. A survey of gynecologists' attitudes regarding decision making in the management of non-cancerous conditions that frequently result in hysterectomy. Med Decis Making. 1999 Apr-Jun; 19(2):186-92.
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  24. Dolan JG. A method for evaluating health care providers' decision making: the Provider Decision Process Assessment Instrument. Med Decis Making. 1999 Jan-Mar; 19(1):38-41.
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  25. Dolan JG. A survey of clinicians' opinions regarding the value of published decision analyses as sources of clinically useful information. Med Decis Making. 1997 Oct-Dec; 17(4):427-30.
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  26. Peralta-Carcelen M, Fargason CA, Coston D, Dolan JG. Preferences of pregnant women and physicians for 2 strategies for prevention of early-onset group B streptococcal sepsis in neonates. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Jul; 151(7):712-8.
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  27. Dolan JG. Are patients capable of using the analytic hierarchy process and willing to use it to help make clinical decisions? Med Decis Making. 1995 Jan-Mar; 15(1):76-80.
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  28. Dolan JG, Bordley DR. Isoniazid prophylaxis: the importance of individual values. Med Decis Making. 1994 Jan-Mar; 14(1):1-8.
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  29. Dolan JG, Bordley DR, Miller H. Diagnostic strategies in the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: patient and physician preferences. J Gen Intern Med. 1993 Oct; 8(10):525-9.
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  30. Dolan JG, Bordley DR. Involving patients in complex decisions about their care: an approach using the analytic hierarchy process. J Gen Intern Med. 1993 Apr; 8(4):204-9.
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  31. Dolan JG, Bordley DR. Using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to develop and disseminate guidelines. QRB Qual Rev Bull. 1992 Dec; 18(12):440-7.
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  32. Dolan J, Ryan E, Thornhill M, Curran B, Leader M. Review of an Irish cervical smear service. Ir J Med Sci. 1990 Aug; 159(8):233-6.
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  33. Dolan JG. Can decision analysis adequately represent clinical problems? J Clin Epidemiol. 1990; 43(3):277-84.
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  34. Dolan JG, Bordley DR, Polito R. Initial management of serious urinary tract infection: epidemiologic guidelines. J Gen Intern Med. 1989 May-Jun; 4(3):190-4.
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  35. Dolan JG, Isselhardt BJ, Cappuccio JD. The analytic hierarchy process in medical decision making: a tutorial. Med Decis Making. 1989 Jan-Mar; 9(1):40-50.
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  36. Dolan JG. Medical decision making using the analytic hierarchy process: choice of initial antimicrobial therapy for acute pyelonephritis. Med Decis Making. 1989 Jan-Mar; 9(1):51-6.
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  37. Dolan JG. Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and renal biopsy. Ann Intern Med. 1988 Mar; 108(3):494.
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  38. Bordley DR, Dolan JG, Hall WJ. Monitoring and improving the content of medical residents' ambulatory care experience: a microcomputer-based method using diagnosis clusters. J Gen Intern Med. 1987 May-Jun; 2(3):174-7.
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  39. Dolan JG, Bordley DR, Mushlin AI. An evaluation of clinicians' subjective prior probability estimates. Med Decis Making. 1986 Oct-Dec; 6(4):216-23.
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  40. Dolan JG, Mushlin AI. Routine laboratory testing for medical disorders in psychiatric inpatients. Arch Intern Med. 1985 Nov; 145(11):2085-8.
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  41. Bordley DR, Mushlin AI, Dolan JG, Richardson WS, Barry M, Polio J, Griner PF. Early clinical signs identify low-risk patients with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. JAMA. 1985 Jun 14; 253(22):3282-5.
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  42. Dolan JG, Mushlin AI. Hypertension, vascular headaches, and seizures after carotid endarterectomy. Case report and therapeutic considerations. Arch Intern Med. 1984 Jul; 144(7):1489-91.
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