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Erich Madison Sturgis

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, Tenure, Joint Appointment, Department of Epidemiology, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

Phenotypic and genotypic markers of genetic susceptibility
Epidemiology of head and neck cancer
Genetic Susceptibility to thyroid and salivary gland malignancies

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: Room: FCT10.5090
Phone: 713-792-5432

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, Houston, TX, MPH, Public Health
1990 Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, MD, Medicine
1985 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, BS, Biochemistry

Board Certifications

4/1997 American Board of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

2009-2010 Faculty Teaching Award, Dept of HNS, UTMDACC
2008 Faculty Educator of the Month: January, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2008 Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
2006-2007 Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
2004-2005 Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
2002 Career Development Award, $100,000, MD Anderson Cancer Center NIH SPORE Grant in Head and Neck Cancer
2002 Outstanding New Student Tuition Scholarship, The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health
2000 Young Oncologist Essay Award, American Radium Society
1999 Best Resident Paper Award, American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting
1999 Bristol-Myers Squibb Trainee Research Award for Clinical/Translational Science, 2nd Place, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1999 Triological Society Research Training Award, $24,200, The American Laryngological, Rhinological, Otological Society
1998 Clinical Trainee Research Award and Highest Score, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1998 Research Workshop Travel Award, American Head and Neck Society
1998 Young Oncologist Travel Grant, American Radium Society
1997 Clinical Trainee Research Award, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1995 Research Award in Surgical Oncology, Louisiana Chapter of American College of Surgeons
1990 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine
1990 Cum Laude Graduate, Georgetown University School of Medicine
1985 Cum Laude Graduate and Dean's List, Louisiana State University
1985 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Louisiana State University

Professional Memberships

American Radium Society
Nominating Committee, 2010-2013
Member, 1994-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, 2001-present
American Society of Preventive Oncology
Member, 2001-present

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Prevalence of FA gene germline among young adults with head and neck cancer
Funding Source: Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013
 
Title: Molecular and Epidemiologic Characterization of Salivary Gland Carcinomas (Supplement Award)
Funding Source: NIH/NIDCR
Role: Project #2 Leader
Principal Investigator: Adel K. El-Naggar, MD, PhD
Duration: 9/20/2010 - 5/31/2014
 
Title: Molecular and Epidemiologic Characterization of Salivary Gland Carcinomas - Project 2
Funding Source: NIH/NIDCR
Role: Project #2 Leader
Principal Investigator: Adel K. El-Naggar, MD, PhD
Duration: 9/20/2009 - 5/31/2014
 
Title: Genotypes and phenotypes of apoptosis and risk of head and neck cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Qingyi Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Duration: 3/2/2009 - 1/31/2014
 
Title: Predictors of HPV16 Status and Outcomes of Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-mentor
Principal Investigator: Guojun Li
Duration: 9/30/2008 - 8/31/2013
 
Title: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center SPORE in Head and Neck Cancer, SPORE Project 1, Intrinsic Apoptosis Phenotype and Susceptibility to Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Project Leader
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Myers
Duration: 9/30/2008 - 7/31/2013
 
Title: Cytokine Variants as Predictors of HPV - 16 Status and Outcome of Oropharyngeal Cancer
Funding Source: NIH / NCIR03 Grant, PI - Guojun Li, MD, PhD
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010
 
Title: Molecular epidemiology of DNA repair in head and neck cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NIEHS
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Qingyi Wei, M.D.,Ph.D.
Duration: 3/1/2008 - 2/28/2014
 
Title: Use of serum HPV - 16 DNA as a marker for Oropharyngeal Cancer Recurrence
Funding Source: NIH / NCIR03 Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 12/1/2007 - 11/30/2009
 
Title: Radiation response genotype and risk of papillary thyroid cancer: A case-control study
Funding Source: American Thyroid Association Research Grant - ThyCa Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2005 - 2007
 
Title: RTOG Chairman for Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (Term as Chair started 7/1/2012)
Funding Source: RTOG
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Curran
Duration: 1/1/2003 - 12/31/2014
 
Title: 70% Apoptic Response in Head and Neck Cancer
Funding Source: NIH K12 Grant
Role: Faculty - Trainee
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Bast, Jr., M.D.
Duration: 9/1/2000 - 8/31/2002

Last updated: 7/3/2014