Karyn Stitzenberg

MD, MPH, FACS, Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control, Clinical Research, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Melanoma Program

Karyn Stitzenberg

MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control
Clinical Research
Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Melanoma Program

1150 POB
919-966-5221


Area of interest

Globally, Dr. Stitzenberg's research seeks to define ways to facilitate delivery of quality, comprehensive cancer care for all patients. She is involved in local and national projects focused on optimizing delivery of the most effective cancer therapies. Using geographic information systems and social network analysis, her work has examined issues surrounding patient travel burden, access to care, and care coordination. These projects seek to identify a balance between minimizing barriers for patients and optimizing clinical outcomes through effective care coordination.

Although her research addresses multidisciplinary cancer care for all types of cancer, her clinical focus is on gastrointestinal/colorectal cancer and melanoma/advanced skin malignacies.

Awards and Honors

1999 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of North Carolina
2002 Housestaff Award, University of North Carolina
2004 Surgery Faculty Scholarship Award, University of North Carolina
2006 Finalist, American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching
2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation Merit Award
2012 Represetative, State of NC Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control

Link to Publications on Reach NC site

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