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Andrew Sikora

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  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • NYU School of Medicine

  • NYU School of Medicine

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • M.D./Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine


    Dr. Sikora's clinical interests include:
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Melanoma and other Head and Neck Skin Cancers
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroid Surgery


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    Member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society

  • 2008 -
    Robert M. Byers Award for best basic clinical or research paper
    Seventh International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer

  • 2007 -
    Young Investigator Award
    American Head and Neck Society/American Academy of Otolaryngology

  • 2004 -
    Second place award for research
    Triological Society Eastern Section Meeting

  • 2003 -
    First place award for research
    NY Head and Neck Society session

  • 2000 -
    Award for Distinguished Performance in Research
    The Associated Medical Schools of New York Research Competition

  • 1999 -
    Broad Street Pump Award for service to public health
    Physicians for Social Responsibility


Research interests include:

  • iNOS (inducible nitric oxide synthase) as a therapeutic target for cancer
  • Immunotherapy of head and neck and cutaneous malignancies
  • Immunology and biology of HPV-induced head and neck cancer


Sikora A, Weber R. Angiofibromas and Vascular Tumors of the Skull Base in Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors. New York, Marcell-Decker; ppin press.

Sikora A, Myers J. Melanoma of the Head and Neck in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Series: Head and Neck Cancer. New York, Springer-Verlag; ppin press.

Liu C, Lou Y, Lizee G, Qin H, Liu S, Rabinovich B, Kim G, Wang Y, Ye Y, Sikora A, Overwijk W, Liu Y, Wang G, Hwu P. Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Induce NK Cell-Dependent Tumor Antigen-Specific T-Cell Cross-Priming and Tumor Regression. Journal of Clinical Investigation 2008; 118: 1165-1175.

Morris L, Sikora A, Myssiorek D, DeLacure M. The Basis of Racial Differences in the Incidence of Thyroid Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2008; 15: 1169-1176.

Sikora A, Shnayder Y, Yee H, DeLacure M. Oropharyngeal Kaposi Sarcoma in Related HIV-Negative Individuals. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 2008; 117: 172-176.

Jethanamest D, Morris L, Sikora A, Kutler D. Esthesioneuroblastoma: A Population-based Analysis of Survival and Prognostic Factors. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2007; 133: 276-280.

Morris L, Sikora A, Kuriakose M, DeLacure M. Tamoxifen Therapy for Aggressive Fibromatosis of the Posterior Triangle of the Neck. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2007; 136: 674-676.

Morris L, Miglietta M, Sikora A, Okun M, Roland J. Emergent Parotidectomy for Penetrating Zone III Neck Trauma. Archives of Surgery 2007; 142: 1206-1208.

Kohan D, Sikora A. AIDS and the Otolaryngologist (2006). Alexandria, VA, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation;.

Setlur J, Le B, Sikora A, Rothstein S. Mycosis Fungoides: A Case of Tonsilar Involvement. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2006; 132: 794-796.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Sikora during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Other Activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership.

  • Advaxis, Inc.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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