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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 Number: 1466
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 794-5073

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, GI Center Steering Committee, 2013-present
Member, Quality Council DoIM, 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, Cancer Prevention Committee, 2008-present
Member, Clinical Revenue Cycle Committee, 2008-present
Member, Sedation and Procedure Committee, 2005-present

Honors and Awards

2014-present Super Doctor, Texas Super Doctors
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
Houston Gastroenterological Society, Houston, TX
Vice President and Program Chairman, 1978-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. Raju G, Lum P, Ross W, Thirumurthi S, Miller E, Lynch P, Lee J, Bhutani M, Shafi M, Weston B, Pande M, Bresalier R, Rashid A, Mishra L, Davila M, Stroehlein J. Outcome of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection As an Alternative to Surgery in Patients with Complex Colon Polyps. Gastrointest Endosc. e-Pub 2/2016. PMID: 26859866.
2. Stroehlein JR, Poliak M, Wang H. An Unusual Presentation of Myopathy in Celiac Disease. Practical Gastroenterology XL(1):60-61, 1/2016.
3. Jian C, Herlong FH, Stroehlein JR, Mishra L. Mutations of Chromatin Structure Regulating Genes in Human Malignancies. Current Protein and Peptide Science 17(4):1389-2037, 2016.
4. Raju GS, Lum PJ, Slack RS, Thirumurthi S, Lynch PM, Miller E, Weston BR, Davila ML, Bhutani MS, Shafi MA, Bresalier RS, Dekovich AA, Lee JH, Guha S, Pande M, Blechacz B, Rashid A, Routbort M, Shuttlesworth G, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR, Ross WA. Natural language processing as an alternative to manual reporting of colonoscopy quality metrics. Gastrointest Endosc 82(3):512-9, 9/2015. e-Pub 4/2015. PMCID: PMC4540652.
5. Song S, Ajani JA, Honjo S, Maru DM, Chen Q, Scott AW, Heallen TR, Xiao L, Hofstetter WL, Weston B, Lee JH, Wadhwa R, Sudo K, Stroehlein JR, Martin JF, Hung MC, Johnson RL. Hippo Coactivator YAP1 Upregulates SOX9 and Endows Esophageal Cancer Cells with Stem-like Properties. Cancer Res 74(15):4170-82, 8/2014. e-Pub 6/2014. PMID: 24906622.
6. Sun Y, Gu J, Ajani JA, Chang DW, Wu X, Stroehlein JR. Genetic and intermediate phenotypic susceptibility markers of gastric cancer in Hispanic Americans: A case-control study. Cancer. e-Pub 6/2014. PMID: 24962126.
7. Ajani JA, Scott AW, Chen Q, Skinner H, Stroehlein JR, Johnson RL, Song S. "Metformin Sensitizes Chemotherapy by Targeting Cancer Stem Cells and the mTOR Pathway in Esophageal Cancer". International Journal of Oncology, 1/2014.
8. Wang W, Stroehlein J, Landon G, Ross W. Prostate cancer metastatic to the pancreas. Journal of Clinical Oncology 31(21):367-369,, 7/2013.
9. Song S, Maru DM, Ajani JA, Chan CH, Honjo S, Lin HK, Correa A, Hofstetter WL, Davila M, Stroehlein J, Mishra L. Loss of TGF-β adaptor β2SP activates notch signaling and SOX9 expression in esophageal adenocarcinoma. Cancer Res 73(7):2159-69, 4/2013. e-Pub 3/2013. PMCID: PMC3745222.
10. Raju GS, Vadyala V, Slack R, Somashekar GK, Ross WA, Lynch PM, Bresalier RS, Hawk E, Stroehlein JR. Adenoma detection in patients undergoing a comprehensive colonoscopy screening. Cancer Medicine:1-12, 2/2013.
11. 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 1/2011. PMID: 21207060.


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


1. Ejaz S, Slack R, Kim P, Stroehlein JR, Shafi M. Cardiac Safety Profiles of Patients Treated with Domperidone using and FDA-Approved IND Protocol. Amer. J. Gastro 110:S1029, 10/2015.
2. Shaf M, Hameed A, Stroehlein JR, Shuttlesworth G. Gastric Electrical Stimulation Improves Severe Abdominal Pain in Patients with Diabetic and Idiopathic Gastroparesis Over a 3 Year Period. Amer. J. Gastro 110:S1035, 10/2015.
3. Chen J, Chen J-S, Yao Z, Jogunoori W, Mishra B, Herlong F, Jeong YS, Mistry NA, Zhang J, Su X, Rashid A, Davila ML, Stroehlein JR, Sha JW, Mishra L. A TGF-β-CTCF Regulated Pathway Suppresses Stem Cell Associated Tumor Progression. Gastroenterology 148(4):S-106, 4/2015.
4. Chen J, Chen J-S, ZhangJ, Gi YJ, Phan LM, Muñoz NM, Katz LH, Shin J-H, Jeong YS, Menon VK, Jogunoori W, Mishra B, Javle M, Su X, Farci P Shetty K, Wu X, Hung M-C, Herlong F, Davila ML, Strohlein JR, Shaw KR, Wang X, Morris JS, Akbani R, Mishra L. Prognostic Significance of TGF-β Signaling in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterology 148(4):S-1024, 4/2015.
5. Menon VK, Raju GS, Chen J, Su X, Majumdar A, Shin J-H, Li S, Shetty K, Wu X, Weston B, Miller E, Stroehlein JR, Davila ML, Shafi MA, Rashid A, Kallakury BV, Thirumurthi S, McMurray JS, Lin S-H Jogunoori W, Mishra L. The Genomic Landscape of Human Colon Adenomas Reveals Early Driver Mutations and a TGF-β-CEA Regulated Profile. Gastroenterology 148(4):S-353 - S-354, 4/2015.
6. Ejaz S, Stroehlein J, Shafi M. Achalasia in Patients With Malignancy. Amer J. Gastroenterology 109(Suppl 2/804):S236, 10/2014.
7. Hameed A, Stroehlein J, Shafi M. Five-Year Sustained Durability of Clinical Response Aft er Gastric Electrical Stimulation Th erapy. Amer. J. Gastroenterology 109(Suppl 2/177):S53, 10/2014.
8. Hameed A, Stroehlein J, Shafi M. Need for Prokinetic Medications Aft er Gastric Electrical Stimulation in Patients With Medically. Amer J. Gastroenterology 109(Suppl 2/181):S55, 10/2014.
9. Ejaz S, Shafi M, Stroehlein J. Small Intestine Diverticulitis. Amer J. Gastroenterology 109(Suppl 2/1108):S329, 10/2014.
10. Raju GS, Lum PJ, Slack R, Thirumurthi S, Lynch PM, Miller E, Weston BR, Davila ML, Bhutani MS, Shafi MA, Bresalier RS, Dekovich AA, Lee JH, Guha S, Pande M, Blechacz B, Rashid A, Routbort M, Shuttlesworth G, Mishar L, Stroehlein JR, Ross WA. Natural Language Processing as an Alternative to Manual Reporting of Colonoscopy Quality Metrics. GIE 79:AB116, 2014.
11. Stroehlein J, Dekovich A, Champlin R,. OBLITERATING ENTERITIS: A COMPLICATION OF GVHD. Amer. J. Gastroenterology 107(Suppl 1):S385, 10/2012.
12. 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.
13. 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.

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: 7/14/2016