(TX) – Dr. Curtis A. Pettaway, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Urology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Department of Urology
Unit Number: 1373
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 792-3250
Fax: (713) 794-4824
Email: cpettawa@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1983 Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, MD, Medicine

1978 Millersville University, Millersville, PA, BA, Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/1991-6/1993 Fellowship in Urologic Oncology, Urologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Isaiah Fidler DVM, PhD, Research Mentor; Andrew C. von Eschenbach, MD, Clinical Mentor

7/1987-6/1991 Urology Residency, Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, Paul C. Peters, MD

7/1986-6/1987 Surgical Residency, Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, William Fry, MD

7/1984-6/1986 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, TX, Peter Stastny

7/1983-6/1984 Surgical Residency, Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, William Fry, MD

Board Certifications

1/1995 American Board of Urology, Recertification Date: 2/2014

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/1999-8/2006

Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/1999-8/2006

Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/1998-8/1999

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/1994-8/1998

Faculty Associate, Department of Urology, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/1993-8/1994

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Medical Director, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Prostate Outreach Project, Houston, TX, 2003-present

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

GU Task Force, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), Chicago, IL, 1/2007-present

REDUCE Steering Committee, GlaxoSmithKline, Durham, NC, 1/2004-2009

Board Member, Walden, Addison, TX, 11/2001-1/2005

2002 Gertrude B. Elion Research Selection Committee, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA, 9/2001

Prostate Cancer Committee, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, 1/1996-present

Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Data and Safety Monitoring Committee, NCI/SWOG, Bethesda, MD, 1/1996-1/2004

Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, 1/1994-1/1999

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Division of Cancer Prevention Chair Search Committee, 6/2006-5/2007

Member, Infectious Disease Chair Search Committee, 1/2003-1/2005

Member, Health Disparities Chair Search Committee, 1/2003-1/2005

Co-Chair, Internal Scientific Advisory Committee to Center for Research on Minority Health, 12/2001

Member, Clinical Cancer Prevention Steering Committee, 9/2001

Selection Committee, Faculty Achievement Award, Patient Care, 1/2001

Member, Prostate Cancer Guidelines Committee, 12/2000

Member, Division of Surgery Promotions Committee, 9/2000

Selection Committee, Faculty Achievement Award, Clinical Research, 1/2000

Section Head of Cardiology, Search Committee, 1/2000

Member, Center for Research on Minority Health, Prostate Committee, 1/2000

Judges Panel, Trainee Recognition Day, 1/1999

Member, Faculty Compensation and Retention Committee, 1/1998

Member, Faculty Achievement Award, Cancer Prevention, Selection Committee, 1/1998

Member, Steering Committee on Cancer and Minorities, 1/1998

Medical Advisor, Prostate Cancer Outreach Initiative, 1/1998

Institutional Review Board, Clinical Research Committee, 1/1997-1/2000

Junior Faculty Member, Presidential Search Committee, 1/1995

Honors and Awards

2013 Community Trailblazer Award 2013, One Heritage Society

2008 American Leading Doctors., Black Enterprise Magazine

2006 Citizen of the Year Award, Rho Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

2004 Certificate of Appreciation, St. Andrews United Methodist Church

2004 Minerva Award for Community Service in Physical and Mental Health, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Houston Metropolitan Chapter

2004 Note of Appreciation Award, The Community of Faith Health & Fitness Fair

2000 Harold P. Freeman Award, American Cancer Society Texas Division

1998 Award for Prostate Cancer Education in the African American Community, 100 Black Men of Houston

1997 Achievement Award, Partners in Courage Benefiting the American Cancer Society

1997 Faculty Excellence Award, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

1996 Distinguished Service Award, Houston Chapter of the 100 Black Men Male Call Celebrity Prostate Cancer Fund-Raiser

1995 Runner-Up, Society of Basic Urologic Research Essay Contest

1991 Scholar, American Foundation of Urologic Diseases Scholar

1991 Vernie Stembridge Pathology Award, The UT Southwestern Medical Center

1983 Department of Urology Award, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

1983 Honors Graduate, Temple University School of Medicine

1983 I.A. Burnett Award, The Department of Urology Award

1983 Merit Scholar, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Merit Scholar