Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Ducoffe graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 and went on to earn his MD at Emory University School of Medicine in 2013. He began his residency training at the University of Florida in orthopedic surgery, a field in which he has had multiple publications related to spine surgery.
He simultaneously developed strong interest in healthcare policy and quality. He was awarded an ORISE fellowship as a Health Policy and Quality Fellow in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. There, he worked closely with colleagues across all branches of HHS on projects and publications regarding prevention of adverse drug events (opioids) and healthcare associated infections as well as evaluating and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in preventable adverse health outcomes.
Dr. Ducoffe then returned to his clinical training at MGUH in the Department of Radiology, where his primary clinical and research interests are in interventional radiology and integrating health care quality and policy.