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Kelly Stepanek, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Hospital Medicine

Specialty Areas

Hospital Medicine, Substance Abuse, Individualized care plans for medically and Psycho-socially complex patients


BSN Aurora University, 1998; MSN: University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008; Adult Nurse Practitioner, UNC Healthcare 2008-present; Hospitalist APP Service Line Leader, 2018-2020; Adjunct Faculty, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, 2018-present

Research Interests

Ms. Stepanek’s research interests include treatment of alcohol withdrawal, the creation and promotion of strategies to provide the most appropriate care to medically and psycho-socially complex high utilizers of the healthcare system, and mentoring and teaching of APP students.


Stephens, JR, Moore, CR, Stepanek, KV, Garbutt, JC, Starke, B,, Liles, A, Jonas, D.; Implementation of a Process for Initiating Naltrexone in Patients Hospitalized for Alcohol
Detoxification or Withdrawal J Hosp Med, 2018 Jan; E1-E8

Stephens JR , Liles EA, Dancel R, Gilchrist M, Kirsch J, et al. Who needs inpatient detox? Development and implementation of a hospitalist protocol for the evaluation of
patients for alcohol detoxification. JGIM, 2014 April;29(4):587-593 .

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    101 Manning Drive


    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7085