Ed Partridge, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Edward E. Partridge, MD, is Director Emeritus and Distinguished Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center. He served as Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and holder of the Evalina B. Spencer Chair in Oncology from 2007 to 2017. He was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1996 to 2017 and former Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. His clinical interests are cancer control and prevention; cervical cancer; community based participatory research; gynecologic oncology; and minority health disparities. He was principal investigator of the Deep South Network for Cancer Control (NCI) which utilizes Community Health Advisors to improve the cancer health status of t he African-American population in the rural South. He was PI of the Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/UAB Cancer Center Partnership to enhance the research capability of the minority-serving institutions and the ability of the Cancer Center to conduct cancer disparity research. He also served as PI of the UAB component of the Cervical Cancer SPORE at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Partridge currently serves as Medical Director of the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network that utilizes lay navigators across the continuum of cancer care, a part of Cancer Care Connect, a CMS funded project. He also served as t he co-director of the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center from 2002 to 2017. In 2010-2011 Dr. Partridge served as President of the National Board of the American Cancer Society. He was previously Chairman of the Commission on Cancer for the American College of Surgeons. He is on the Board of Directors of the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Partridge has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the UAB Distinguished Alumni Award, UAB President’s Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Medicine, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Academic Health Center and UAB’s highest honor–the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. Outside of UAB, he has been honored with the St. George’s Medal for Contributions to Cancer Control from the American Cancer Society, the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2009 Health Care Heroes physician provider award, and recently was honored with the American Cancer Society’s prestigious 2013 National Humanitarian Award.