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Karyn B. Stitzenberg, MD, MPH

Karyn B. Stitzenberg, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Surgical Oncology, UNC School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
  • 1150 Physicians Office Building
  • CB#7213, 170 Manning Drive
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7213

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.


BS, Biology, Duke University, 1995

MD, Medicine, University of North Carolina, 2000

MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina, 2004

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