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Dr. Erich Sturgis is a tenured professor at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in both Head and Neck Surgery, and the Department of Epidemiology, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. Dr. Sturgis is also a clinician, with 26 years of practice specializing in otolaryngology and plastic surgery within the head and neck. He earned his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his surgical internship at Tulane University Medical Center. Moving to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Sturgis completed a research fellowship in head and neck surgery. His residency was fulfilled back at Tulane as an otolarygologist and a head and neck surgeon. He completed a second fellowship overseas at Amsterdam’s Vrije University where Dr. Sturgis researched molecular epidemiology in head and neck cancers while also pursuing a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery. His current research interests include phenotypic and genotypic markers of genetic susceptibility, epidemiology of head and neck cancers, and genetic susceptibility to thyroid and salivary gland malignancies. Dr. Sturgis is board certified by the American Board of Otolarygology.