Dr. Elmer Emilio Huerta, MD

Dr. Elmer Emilio Huerta, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Fax: (202) 877-9102

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Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal cancer
  • cancer
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer pain
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Procedures I Perform
  • adjuvant chemotherapy
  • biological targeted therapy
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • chemoradiation
  • early detection of cancer
About the Provider

Elmer E. Huerta, MD, MPH, is director of the Cancer Preventorium at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Huerta is Past-President of the American Cancer Society and the first-ever Latino national president of the organization. Dr. Huerta is also a prominent figure on Spanish language radio and television, in the United States and Latin America. He is Senior Medical Editor for CNN en Espanol.

Dr. Huerta obtained his medical degree at the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru.  He trained in internal medicine and medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Peru, completed an oncology research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, completed an internal medicine residency at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, received a Masters Degree in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed a fellowship in cancer prevention and control at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: National Cancer Institute (1994)
  • Graduate Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (1992)
  • Residency Program: Saint Agnes Hospital (1991)
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1988)
  • Residency Program: National Cancer Institute (1985)
  • Medical School: Nacional Mayor De San Marcos (1981)
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Cancer Institute Room 1173
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: (202) 877-7929
    Fax: (202) 877-9102

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