Joel Ernster, MD

Joel Ernster, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado ENT and Allergy

Office Address

Office Map
  • 3030 N Circle Dr
    Suite 300
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    Phone: (719) 867-7800
    Fax: (719) 867-7899

Dr. Ernster's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): General Otolaryngology/ENT, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Laryngology & Voice Disorders
  • Clinical Interests: head and neck malignancies; voice and swallowing; melanoma; tracheal stenosis

Dr. Ernster's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Active StaffColorado Springs
  • Active staffColorado Springs
  • Clinical InstructorUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Coordinator & Chief Moderator for Monthly Head and Neck Tumor Treatment Planning ConferenceColorado Springs
  • Cancer CommitteeColorado Springs
  • Chief of the Medical StaffColorado Springs, CO
  • Medical DirectorColorado Springs
  • Cancer CommitteeColorado Springs
  • Credentials CommitteeColorado Springs
  • Surgical Peer ReviewColorado Springs
  • Surgical peer reviewColorado Springs
  • Chief of SurgeryColorado Springs

Dr. Ernster's Education & Medical Training

  • University of ColoradoUniversity of ColoradoResidency, Otolaryngology
  • Exempla St Joseph HospitalExempla St Joseph HospitalResidency, General Surgery
  • Exempla St Joseph HospitalExempla St Joseph HospitalInternship, General Surgery Preliminary Year
  • U of OK Coll of MedUniversity of Oklahoma College of MedicineMedical School, MD
  • University of Oklahoma School of Public HealthUniversity of Oklahoma School of Public HealthOther Training, -, Epidemiology/Biostatistics

Dr. Ernster's Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical LicenseCO State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology, 1986

Dr. Ernster's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMeaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
  • Suction electrocautery tip cleanerPatent #6250315 B1Suction electrocautery tip cleaner, 2000
  • Suction electrocautery tip modificationPatent #5968042Suction electrocautery tip modification, 1999
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Dr. Ernster's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Reducing the Accident Toll Among Young Bicyclists.Ernster, JA: Gross, R, Oklahoma State Medical Association Journal 75:397-402
  • Plethysmographic Findings in Vasoconstrictive Shock.Ernster, JA: Brantigan, C, Vascular Laboratory Review 1(1):32-40
  • Surgical Complications in Henoch-Schonlein Purpura.Martinez, L: Hasse, G; Ernster, JA; Bailey, W, The Journal of Pediatric Surgery 19(4):434-437
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  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome as a Consequence of Perineural Spread of a Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.Ernster, J.A.: Schiller, J.: Martz, D.: Noblett, D, Presented as a poster presentation at the Third International Conference on Head and Neck Oncology, Francisco, CA
  • Open-Label Phase I Dose Escalation Study of Intralesional Injection of M4N in Head and Neck Cancer.Day, T.A.; Ernster, J.A.; Boyd Gillespie, M.; Frazer, N.; Huang, R.C, Presented at the 6th International Head and Neck Cancer Meeting by Dr. T. A. Day, Washington, D.C
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer Associated with Oncogenic HPV is Clinically Unique and Portends Improved Survival.Joel A. Ernster, MD, FACS, Cosimo G. Sciotto, MD PhD, Maureen O’Brien, PhD, Linda J. Robinson, BA, Thomas Willson, BA, presented as a poster presentation at the American Head and Neck Society Research Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
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  • Human Papilloma Virus Infections Involving the Head Neck.Clinico-Pathologic Conference, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Management of Nonneoplastic Mass Lesions of the Sella Turcica and Sphenoid Sinus.Current Trends, Controversies, and Perspectives in Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
  • Management of Head and Neck Malignancies.Presented to El Paso County Physician Assistant's Society, Marriott Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
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  • School BoardSt. Mary's High School2000 - 2007
  • Grace Athletic Fields Development Committee, St Mary's High SchoolMember2003 - 2007
  • St Mary's High SchoolVice-Chairman of School Board2002 - 2005
  • St Mary's High SchoolChairman of Annual Fund Drive2004 - 2004
  • Community Health Center (indigent care facility)Member of Board of Directors1986 - 1989
  • Community Health Center (indigent care facility)Member of Board of Directors1986 - Present
  • Colorado Cancer Research ProgramClinical investigator1995 - Present
  • ReviewerHand and Neck2009 - Present

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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