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Matthew Krutz, BA
Otolaryngology

Matthew Krutz, BA

Medical Student


Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. He is currently a medical student at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His current research focuses on the effects of tobacco use on treatment outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer.


Select Publications:

Selected Conference Presentations:

1. Krutz M, Elliott J, Acharya P, Zhao D, Queimado L, and Mhawej R. Tobacco cessation following laryngeal cancer diagnosis and effect on treatment response and survival outcomes. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting and OTO Experience, September 10-14, 2022, Philadelphia, PA. Oral Presentation. Awarded the Stephenson Cancer Center Travel Award.

2. Bian J, Krutz M, and Queimado L. Continued Tobacco Use and Its Effect On Clinical Outcomes In Thyroid Cancer. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK, Oral Presentation.

3. Krutz M, Elliott J, Acharya P, Zhao D, Queimado L, and Mhawej R. Tobacco Cessation Following Laryngeal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Response to Therapy and Increases Laryngectomy-Free Survival. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK, Oral Presentation.

4. Krutz M, Acharya P, Elliott J, Raj V, Driskill L, Zhao D, Mhawej R, and Queimado L. Tobacco Cessation Following Diagnosis and Its Effect On Response to Treatment and Recurrence In Head and Neck Cancer. 47th Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, March 28-31, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

5. Bian J, Krutz M, and Queimado L. The Paradoxical Role of Smoking in Thyroid Cancer. 47th Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, March 28-31, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

6. Krutz M, Acharya P, Chissoe G, Raj V, Driskill L, Zhao D, Mhawej R, and Queimado L. Effect of Tobacco Cessation on Treatment Response and Long-Term Survival in Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer. 2022 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, March 4, 2022, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Won third place prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation.

7. Krutz M, Elliott J, Acharya P, Zhao D, Queimado L, and Mhawej R. Smoking Status Following Laryngeal Cancer Diagnosis Determines Treatment Response and Laryngectomy-Free Survival. 2022 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, March 4, 2022, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Won second place prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation.

8. Krutz M, Mhawej R, Raj V, Driskill L, Chissoe G, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Influence of tobacco cessation on treatment response and survival outcomes in head and neck cancer. American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) 10th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, July 22-25, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Awarded the Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop​ Travel Award.

9. Krutz M, Mhawej R, Acharya P, Raj V, Driskill L, Chissoe G, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Influence of tobacco cessation on treatment response and survival outcomes in head and neck cancer. 8th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, May 8, 2021, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation. Won Jesus E. Medina Award for Excellence in Research by a Medical Student.

10. Krutz M, Mhawej R, Raj V, Driskill L, Chissoe G, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. The effect of continued tobacco use on treatment response and overall survival in patients with head and neck cancer. 46th Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, March 22-25, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Oral Presentation.

11. Krutz M, Mhawej R, Raj V, Driskill L, Chissoe G, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Effect of Continued Tobacco Use on Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Outcomes and Patient Survival. 2021 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 5, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Won third place prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation.

12. Krutz M, Chinnaiyan M, Brobst D, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, and Queimado L. Correlations between DNA Damage at Diagnosis and Clinical Parameters in Patients with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. 6th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 27, 2019, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.