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Kristen B Pytynia, MD, MPH

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Regional Care Center Katy
19770 Kingland Blvd.
Unit Number: 2050
Houston, TX 77094
Room Number: Suite 100
Phone: 713-563-9600
Fax: 281-647-2802

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, MPH, Public Health
1997 Rush University, Chicago, IL, MD, Doctor of Medicine
1993 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, BS, Biochemistry & Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2002-6/2004 Clinical Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/1997-6/2002 Clinical Residency, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Alaraj A, Pytynia K, Carlson AP, Krishna PH, Charbel FT, Amin-Hanjani S, Aletich V. Combined preoperative onyx embolization and protective internal carotid artery covered stent placement for treatment of glomus vagale tumor: review of literature and illustrative case. Neurol Res 34(6):523-9, 7/2012. e-Pub 5/30/2012. PMID: 22642870.
2. Kolokythas A, Schwartz JL, Pytynia KB, Panda S, Yao M, Homann B, Sroussi HY, Epstein JB, Gordon SC, Adami GR. Analysis of RNA from brush cytology detects changes in B2M, CYP1B1 and KRT17 levels with OSCC in tobacco users. Oral Oncol 47(6):532-6, 6/2011. e-Pub 5/5/2011. PMID: 21549635.
3. Rubinstein PG, Lindgren V, Setty S, Yao M, Pytynia KB, Radosevich JA, Kadkol SS, Feldman LE. Durable complete remission induced by cetuximab monotherapy in a patient infected with HIV and diagnosed with recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. J Clin Oncol 29(9):e222-5, 3/20/2011. e-Pub 12/28/2010. PMID: 21189379.
4. Lugakingira M, Pytynia K, Kolokythas A, Miloro M. Primary intraosseous carcinoma of the mandible: case report and review of the literature. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 68(10):2623-9, 10/2010. e-Pub 7/2/2010. PMID: 20598418.
5. Williamson RA, Pytynia K, Oghalai JS, Vrabec JT. Auditory performance after cochlear implantation in late septuagenarians and octogenarians. Otol Neurotol 30(7):916-20, 10/2009. PMCID: PMC3607509.
6. Chen LM, Li G, Reitzel LR, Pytynia KB, Zafereo ME, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. Matched-pair analysis of race or ethnicity in outcomes of head and neck cancer patients receiving similar multidisciplinary care. Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 2(9):782-91, 9/2009. e-Pub 9/8/2009. PMCID: PMC2774765.
7. Mohyuddin N, Langerman A, LeHew C, Kaste L, Pytynia K. Knowledge of head and neck cancer among medical students at 2 Chicago universities. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134(12):1294-8, 12/2008. PMID: 19075125.
8. Marin VP, Pytynia KB, Langstein HN, Dahlstrom KR, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. Serum cotinine concentration and wound complications in head and neck reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(2):451-7, 2/2008. PMID: 18300961.

Last updated: 7/30/2014