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Ann M. Gillenwater, MD, FACS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

Detection and treatment of early oral cancer and precancer

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

 

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.6052
Phone: (713) 792-8841
Fax: (713) 794-4662

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1987 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, MD, Medicine
1983 Brown University, Providence, RI, BA, Russian Studies

Postgraduate Training

1993-1994 Clinical Fellowship, Dept. of Head & Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1992-1993 Research Fellowship, Dept. of Head & Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1989-1992 Otolaryngology Resident, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, UT Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
1987-1989 Surgical Internship, Dept. of General Surgery, UT Health Science Center At Houston, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

3/1993 American Board of Otolaryngology

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Director, Oral Cancer Prevention Center, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-present

Honors and Awards

2002 Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
2001 UT MD Anderson Educator of the Month Award, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1996 Triological Society Research Training Award
1983 Magna Cum Laude, Brown University
1982 Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Member, 1996
American Association for Cancer Research
Member, 1996
American College of Surgeons
Member, 2002
American Head and Neck Society
Member, 1996
American Medical Association
Member, 1995
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, 2002
American Thyroid Association
Member, 2004
Association of Women Surgeons
Member, 2002
Optical Society of America, Washington, DC
Member, 2007
Society for Molecular Imaging
Member, 2004
The International Academy of Oral Oncology
Member, 2006

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Nitin N, Rosbach KJ, El-Naggar A, Williams M, Gillenwater A, Richards-Kortum RR. Optical Molecular Imaging of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Expression to Improve Detection of Oral Neoplasia. Neoplasia 11(6):542-551, 6/2009. PMCID: PMC2685443.
2. Roblyer D, Kurachi C, Stepanek V, Williams MD, El-Naggar AK, Lee JJ, Gillenwater AM, Richards-Kortum R. Objective detection and delineation of oral neoplasia using autofluorescence imaging. Cancer Prev Res 2(5):423-31, 4/2009. PMCID: PMC2719708.
3. Schwarz RA, Gao W, Weber CR, Kurachi C, Lee JJ, El-Naggar AK, Richards-Kortum R, Gillenwater AM. Noninvasive evaluation of oral lesions using depth-sensitive optical spectroscopy. Cancer 115(8):1669-1679, 2009. PMCID: PMC2728679.
4. Pavlova I, Williams MD, El-Naggar A, Richards-Kortum R, Gillenwater A. Understanding the biological basis of autofluorescence imaging for oral cancer detection: high resolution fluorescence microscopy in viable tissue. Clin Cancer Res 14(8):2396-404, 4/2008. PMCID: PMC2773159.
5. Gillenwater AM, Zhong M, Lotan R. Histone deacetylase inhibitor suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid induces apoptosis through both mitochondrial and Fas (Cd95) signaling in head and neck squamous carcionoma cells. Mol Cancer Ther 6(11):2967-2975, 11/2007. PMID: 18025281.

Last updated: 7/10/2014