CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Adds Decorated Surgical Oncologist to Growing Team of Specialists

New physician to expand access to patients at newly announced CHRISTUS Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute

June 11, 2021

Tyler, TX – Oncology patients in need of complex, lifesaving surgery will have access to a truly world-class surgeon as Scott Kohlert, M.D., FRCSC joins the team at the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic in Tyler.

“As a specialist in head and neck surgery, Dr. Kohlert will be an invaluable resource to our patient in the hospital at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louise Herrington Cancer Center,” said Bret Bochsler, Vice President of Operations, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. “He will also provide tremendous knowledge and skill to our teams at the CHRISTUS Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute.”

Dr. Kohlert received his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Ottawa in Ontario before completing a double fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology with special interests in oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, sinonasal/nasopharynx, skin cancer and neck mass operations as well as endocrine surgery, sinus surgery and sleep apnea procedures. Dr. Kohlert has received dozens of academic, leadership and research awards; led and participated in numerous regional, national and international conferences and presentations; and has offered instruction to students and peers throughout his career.

“In my specialty, working with patients with head and neck cancer, I feel like I can truly make a difference and have an impact on someone’s life on a daily basis,” said Dr. Kohlert. “I want to ensure my patients receive the same care and compassion that I would expect for a family member – and a major part of that is making sure you spend the right amount of time with each and every one of those patients. It is vital to spend that time to not only give them all the information they need to make the best decisions for their care, but also to allow them to have the time to process what can sometimes be a difficult message and to ask questions and feel heard and support. Then, we can come up with plan to best suit that individual and their needs moving forward.”