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John R. Stroehlein, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepat,& Nutr, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Deputy Department Chair, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepat,& Nutr, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 1466
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 794-5073
Fax: (713) 794-5398

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1967 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, MD, Medicine, with high honors
1963 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, BS, Chemistry Major

Postgraduate Training

7/1972-6/1974 Advanced Clinical Resident in Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School, Rochester, MN
7/1971-6/1972 Resident in Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School, Rochester, MN
7/1968-6/1969 Resident in Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School, Rochester, MN
7/1967-6/1968 Straight Medical Internship, Louisville General Hospital, Louisville, KY

Board Certifications

10/1975 Subspecialty Examination in Gastroenterology
6/1972 American Board of Internal Medicine
6/1968 National Board of Medical Examiners


Institutional Committee Activities

Quailty Officer, Quality Assurance Committee GHN, 2013-present
Member, Comprehensive Cancer Control Strategy Committee, 2010-present
Member, Division of Internal Medicine and Cancer Survivorship Grand Rounds, 2010-present
Member, PRS Retirement Board, 2010-present
Member, Clinical Faculty Review Committee, 2009-2013
Member, Quality Assurance Committee GHN, 2009-2012
Member, Cancer Prevention Committee, 2008-present
Member, Clinical Revenue Cycle Committee, 2008-present

Honors and Awards

2009 Best Physician, Health & Fitness Sports Magazine
2009 Listed in Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly
2002-present Listed in Houston’s Best Doctors
2001-present Listed in Guide to Top Doctors
1996-present Listed in Inaugural Edition and subsequent editions, Best Doctors in America, National Edition

Professional Memberships

Advisory Board Houston Celiac Disease Chapter, Houston, TX
Member, 1998-present
American College of Gastroenterology
Fellow, 6/1983
Member, 1/1977-present
American College of Physicians
Fellow, 11/1981
American Gastroenterology Association
Member, 1974-present
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Fellow, 2010
Member, 11/1975-present
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Gulf Coast Chapter, Houston, TX
Medical Advisory Committee, 2007-present
Doctor's Mayo Society, Rochester,, MN
Member, 2002-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Member, 1990-present
Houston Gastroenterological Society, Houston, TX
Vice President and Program Chairman, 1978-present
Houston Society of Internal Medicine, Houston, TX
Member, 1990-present
Texas Gulf Coast Gastroenterological Society, (Formerly Houston Gastroenterology Society), Houston, TX
Member, 1978-present
Texas Medical Association, Houston, TX
Member, 1990-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Wang W, Stroehlein J, Landon G, Ross W. Prostate cancer metastatic to the pancreas. Journal of Clinical Oncology 31(21):367-369,, 7/2013.
2. Singal AK, Vauthey JN, Grady JJ, Stroehlein JR. Intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma--frequency and demographic patterns: thirty-year data from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 137(7):1071-8, 7/2011. e-Pub 1/5/2011. PMID: 21207060.
3. Kei PL, VIkram R, Yeung HW, Stroehlein JR, Macapinlac HA. Incidental Finding of Focal FDG uptake in the bowel during PET/CT: Ct features and correlationi with histopathologic results. AJR Am J Roentgenol 194(5):W401-6, 5/2010.
4. Kei PL, Vikram R, Yeung HW, Stroehlein JR, Macapinlac HA. Incidental finding of focal FDG uptake in the bowel during PET/CT: CT features and correlation with histopathologic results. AJR Am J Roentgenol 194(5):W401-6, 5/2010. PMID: 20410385.
5. Stroehlein JR. Microscopic Colitis. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 10(3):231-236, 6/2007. PMID: 15703617 [PubMed].
6. Verma D, Stroehlein JR. Adenocarcinoma of the small bowel: a 60-yr perspective derived from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Tumor Registry. Am J Gastroenterol 101(7):1647-54, 7/2006. PMID: 16863573.
7. Stroehlein JR. Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 7(3):235-239, 6/2004. PMID: 15149585.
8. Stroehlein JR. Microscopic colitis. Curr Opin Gastroenterol 20(1):27-31, 2004. PMID: 15703617.


1. Stroehlein, John R. Consulting Reviewer for Health Letter. University of Texas-Houston's Online Consumer Health Report, 2001.


1. Stroehlein J, Dekovich A, Champlin R,. OBLITERATING ENTERITIS: A COMPLICATION OF GVHD. Amer. J. Gastroenterology 107(Suppl 1):S385, 10/2012.
2. Stroehlein J, Dekovich A, Wallace M. Effective Palliation of Nausea and Vomiting by Retrograde Enterogastric Decompression. Amer. J. Gastroenterology 106(Suppl 2):537, October 2, 2011, 10/2011.
3. Atiq M, Lee J, Ross W, Weston B, Stroehlein J, Raju GS, Bhutani M. Is it Safe to Follow Cystice Pancreatic Neoplasms if Immediate Surgery Is Not Undertaken. Amer. J. Gastroenterology 106(Suppl 2):169, October 2, 2011, 10/2011.
4. Jaganmohan S, Raju RP, Ross WA, Javle M, Varadhachary GR, Raju GS, Abbruzzese J, Fleming JB, Stroehlein JR, Lee JH. Clear bile on ERCP for malignant biliary obstructiion - incidental finding or an ominous sign? A comparative study. DDW 2009 - poster, 5/2009.
5. Singal AK, Vauthey JN, Stroehlein JR. Improved Survival of Intrehepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Thirty Year Data from a Single Institutional Cohort. Gastroenterology 136(5, Suppl 1):A-487, 5/2009.
6. Singal AK, Vauthey JN, Stroehlein JR. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Impact of Demographic Patterns On Increase in Frequency. Gastroenterology 136(5, Suppl 1):A-805, 5/2009.
7. Raju RP, Jaganmohan S, Ross WA, Stroehlein JR, Raju GS, Wallace MJ, Javle M, Lee JH. Optimal palliation of inoperable hilar cholangiocarcinoma: Comparative Assessment of the efficacy of plastic and self-expandable metal stents. DDW 2009 - poster, 5/2009.
8. Jaganmohan S, Raju RP, Bhutani MS, Raju GS, Stroehlein JR, Lee JH. Risk of pancreatic cancer devlopment in cancer survivors in the United States - A population-based epidemiological study using the seer database. DDW 2009- poster, 5/2009.
9. Verma D, Jackson R, Stroehlein J. Osteoporosis and Celiac Sprue: A Case Report and Review. Scientific Meeting Texas Academy Internal Medicine/Texas Chapter American College of Physicians The Woodlands, Texas, 11/2005.
10. Aparna Kulkarni John RStroehlein. Presentation of Endometriosis As An Etiology of Bowel Obstruction. 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of American College of Gastroenterology P280, 10/2002.
11. Emad MAbu-Hamda, Stroehlein, JR. Primary Lymphoma of the Liver. 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of American College of Gastroenterology P138:277-278, 2001.

Book Chapters

1. Yeung SJ, Escalante CP, Gagel RF. Disorders of the Digestive Tract and Nutrition: Intestinal Issues. In: Medical Care of Cancer Patients. Ed(s) WM Alberts, FC Arnett, DC Bodurka, R Bresealier, C Cleeland, KW Finkel, EF Manzullo, II Raad, RP Rapini, D Schiff, SI Sherman, E Yeh. BC Decker: Connecticut, 267-277, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-60795-008-0.

Last updated: 8/5/2015