Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH

Dorothy Lane, MD, MPH SUNY Distinguished Service Professor


Dr Dorothy Lane is currently a State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor; Vice Chair of the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine; Division Head of Preventive Medicine and Population Health; and Division Head for Graduate Medical Education. She holds board certifications in both Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Lane has been the Director of the Stony Brook residency program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health since its inception in 1982 and has mentored the over 100 residents that are graduates of the program. She is also the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. Dr. Lane has been the Principal Investigator of the NHLBI Women’s Health Initiative Center at Stony Brook since its inception in 1994, and the Principal Investigator for a series of NCI grants spanning a 30 year period that focused initially on improving breast and subsequently colorectal cancer screening rates. She directed one of the five initially funded CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Programs which covered the cost of colonoscopy screening for the uninsured and underinsured in Suffolk County, NY. She has published over 145 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lane is a prominent national leader in preventive medicine organizations, having served as President of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Chair of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and President of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine. She has also been active nationally in continuing and graduate medical education including serving as a member of the board of directors of both the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is currently a member of the ACGME-ACCME Coordinating Committee. She has published numerous, frequently cited articles in peer reviewed journals and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the ACGME Parker J Palmer Courage to Teach Award which nationally recognizes residency program directors for their dedication to teaching, patient care, leadership and mentorship.

Interests: GME, CME, cancer screening, women’s health