Erich M. Sturgis, M.D. , M.P.H

Professor , Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs
Baylor College of Medicine

Erich M. Sturgis, M.D. , M.P.H Photo

Position

Address

Jamail Specialty Care Center (Clinic)
1977 Butler Blvd.
Suite E5.200
5th floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-5900
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Jamail Specialty Care Center- Academic (Office)
1977 Butler Blvd.
5th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-4646
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Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Certification
    American Board of Otolaryngology

Education

  • BS from Louisiana State University
    12/1985 - Baton Rouge, LA

  • MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine
    05/1990 - Washington, District of Columbia United States

  • Internship at Tulane University Medical Center
    06/1991 - New Orleans, Louisiana United States

  • Research Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    06/1992 - New York, New York United States

  • Residency at Tulane University Medical Center
    06/1996 - New Orleans, Louisiana United States

  • Fellowship at Vrije University
    03/1997 - Amsterdam Netherlands

  • Research Fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    06/1999 - Houston, Texas United States

  • Clinical Fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    06/2000 - Houston, Texas United States

  • MPH from The University of Texas Health Science Center
    05/2004 - Houston, Texas United States

Language

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

Dr. Sturgis is board certified and a professor with tenure in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is Vice-chair of Clinical Affairs, holds the Brown Foundation Endowed Chair, and is the Head Neck and Thyroid Multidisciplinary Program Director. Prior to joining Baylor College of Medicine, he served for 23 years at MD Anderson Cancer Center caring for patients with complex head, neck, and thyroid cancers- with over 4,000 surgical patients. His surgical practice is focused on thyroid cancer, sarcomas of the head and neck region, and melanoma/non-melanoma skin cancers. He has devoted much of his academic career to HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer and working to broadly disseminate the message of preventive HPV vaccination. He has founded and led several multidisciplinary translational research and outreach efforts in HPV-related cancers. He is the national Surgical Chair for the national cooperative group trial network, NRG Oncology Head and Neck Group. He has more than 340 peer-reviewed publications, over 60 invited reviews/book chapters, and over 230 invited lectures; and has been recognized for his efforts in cancer prevention, mentoring, and education.

Professional Interests

  • Thyroid cancers

  • Sarcomas of the head & neck region

  • Melanoma skin cancers

  • Advanced Non-Melanoma skin cancers

  • HPV-Related Oropharyngeal cancers

  • Screening for HPV-related cancers

  • HPV vaccination

Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

  • American Thyroid Association

  • Harris County Medical Association

  • Houston Academy of Medicine

  • Houston Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

  • Society of University Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons

  • Texas Association of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

  • Texas Medical Association

  • American Association for Cancer Research

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American College of Epidemiology

  • American Head and Neck Society

  • American Laryngological , Rhinological, and Otological (Triological) Society

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • American Society of Preventive Oncology

  • American Radium Society