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Kurt C.  Stange, MD, PhD

Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Practice-Based Research Facility 216.368.6297 (o) 216.368.4348 (f)

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
Member, Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research Program

Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD, has worked at Case Western Reserve University since 1988. Currently, Dr. Stange is a professor of family medicine, epidemiology & biostatistics, and oncology and sociology as well as the director of the Center for Research in Family Practice and Primary Care at CWRU and four other sites. Since 2002, he has been the editor of the Annals of Family Medicine. That same year, Dr. Stange became the Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD Professor of Oncology Research. In 2007, he became a clinical research professor for the American Cancer Society.

Before working at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Stange earned his AB in biology from Dartmouth College in 1979. From there, he earned an MD in medicine from Albany Medical College in1983. Dr. Stange then went on to become a resident physician and chief resident at the Duke-Watts Family Medicine Program. In 1986, he became a fellow in the preventive medicine residency at the University of North Carolina. In 1989, he received his PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health.

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Dr. Stange works with basic and applied research to discover and implement new methods of enhancing the comprehensive, integrative and relationship-centered generalist approach to improve cancer prevention, control and health outcomes. He is working on Promoting Health Across Boundaries (, and is active in practice-based, multimethod, participatory research and development that aims to understand and improve primary health care and community health.

cancer prevention, control, population research, practice-based research, early detection, patient-centered outcomes, multimorbidity, community-based research, health disparities