Karyn B. Stitzenberg

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

MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control
Clinical Research
Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Melanoma Program

Area of interest

Globally, 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

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

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