Alexander Paul Stark, MD

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology, Cutaneous (Skin) Surgical Oncology, Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Alexander Paul Stark, MD

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

About Me

Alexander Stark, MD, surgical oncologist, Department of Surgery, recently joined the Houston Methodist Cancer Center. Stark specializes in the surgical and multidisciplinary management of patients with melanoma, sarcoma, gastrointestinal, and peritoneal surface malignancies. A native of Minnesota, Stark attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he graduated magna cum laude and with Honors in Philosophy. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He trained in General Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received awards for both clinical excellence and Humanism in Medicine, and he completed a fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer. He has been awarded a Houston Methodist Academic Institute Clinician Trialist Award.

Clinical Interests

Complex general surgical oncology
Melanoma
Soft tissue sarcoma
Gastric cancer
Peritoneal surface malignancies
Hepatobiliary malignancies

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Crown International
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
MDCR EFF DATE HARRIS: GROUP
MEDCORP
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD ELIGIBILITY
Complex General Surgical Oncology | American Board of Surgery
BOARD CERTIFICATION
General Surgery | American Board of Surgery
FELLOWSHIP
Complex General Surgical Oncology | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
RESIDENCY
General Surgery | University of California, Los Angeles, California
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Cancer Center
Office Locations
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Suite 1501
Houston, TX 77030
18220 State Hwy. 249
Ste. 280
Houston, TX 77070
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