Samuel Cykert, MD, is the associate director for medical education for the NC AHEC Program, a professor of medicine and director of the Program on Health and Clinical Informatics at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Cykert’s career has spanned fifteen years with an emphasis on access to care, resolution of health disparities in cancer care, and primary care practice improvement including cancer prevention. This work includes a local and national survey of primary care physicians’ acceptance of publicly insured patients (Archives of Family Medicine 1993;2:1153-5; J Gen Intern Med 1995;10:345-8), and measurement of patient preferences that are particularly applicable to health disparities research (J Gen Intern Med 1999;14:217-222; Med Decis Making 2003; 23:167-176). Cykert has just completed a five-year, prospective study of racial disparities in treatment of early stage, non-small cell lung cancer to identify factors that can be modified to optimize care. He also has served as a core leader in the North Carolina Improving Performance in Practice Project.
Cykert attended Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, Indiana, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at UNC Hospitals, and was awarded a General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC.
North Carolina AHEC Program
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 7165, 145 N. Medical Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7165