Dr. Merrill S. Kies MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Merrill Kies is a medical oncologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Kies accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 129 doctors at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who specialize in Medical Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology

Hospital Affiliation

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Ranked #1 in Cancer

Education & Medical Training

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1973 - 1976

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 1976 - 1978

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

CO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

A Phase II study of Gefitinib in Patients with Advanced Salivary Gland Cancers.
Jakob, J. A.,Kies, M. S.,Glisson, B. S.,Kupferman, M. E.,Liu, D. D.,Lee, J. J.,El-Naggar, A. K.,Gonzalez-Angulo, A. M.,Blumenschein, G. R.

Prognostic Factors Associated With Decreased Survival in Patients With Acinic Cell Carcinoma.
Neskey, D. M.,Klein, J. D.,Hicks, S.,Garden, A. S.,Bell, D. M.,El-Naggar, A. K.,Kies, M. S.,Weber, R. S.,Kupferman, M. E.

Phase I clinical trial of lenalidomide in combination with temsirolimus in patients with advanced cancer.
Ganesan, P.,Piha-Paul, S.,Naing, A.,Falchook, G.,Wheler, J.,Janku, F.,Zinner, R.,Laday, S.,Kies, M.,Tsimberidou, A. M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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