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Anis Rashid, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Students Program Director, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Anis Rashid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at MD Anderson Cancer Center where she serves as Director of Education and Rotation Site Director. Her main focus is drug-drug interaction, maintaining a high standard of patient care, and to enhance knowledge and skill through education.  To achieve these goals, Dr. Rashid has developed a monthly educational activity in the Department of Psychiatry. During this CME approved activity, speakers from various MD Anderson departments are invited to share their experience and knowledge.  Dr. Rashid also runs a journal club to familiarize clinicians with novel technologies, medications and therapies.  She also developed a Psychosocial Oncology Grand Rounds to improve patient care by promoting knowledge among all clinicians involved in patient care. Dr. Rashid has represented the institution in many national and international meetings designed to improve cancer care.  She has also been involved with clinical research and developed protocols to study side effects of medications in cancer patients and the benefits of Integrative Approach in Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.

Dual Joint Appointment:

Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 

Associate Professor at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1977 University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

9/2004-9/2005 Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
9/2004-9/2005 Fellow, Psychiatry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Walter F. Baile, MD
3/2004-6/2004 Residency Training, Assertive Community Treatment Team, Veterans Affairs Medical center, Houston, TX
7/2002-6/2004 Residency Training, Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
7/2000-6/2002 Residency Training, Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA
9/1999-6/2000 Post Doctoral Fellowship, Herbert J. Frensley Science Center, Houston, TX
3/1978-2/1983 Clinical Residency, General Surgery, K.V. Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Board Certifications

6/2009 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine
6/2007 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 5/2009-10/2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 10/2005-7/2011

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Faculty Appeals Panel Process, 11/2014-present
Member, GME Faculty Development Subcommittee (CLE), 4/2014-present
Member, GMEC Committee, 4/2014-present
Member, Division Council on Gender Inclusiveness Subcommittee, 2/2014-present
Member, Credentials Committee Medical Staff, 9/2012-present
Department Ambassador, ICD-10 and Physician Ambassador Program, 12/2011-present
Department Liaison, Women Faculty Program, 9/2010-present
Member, Travel Affairs Committee, 7/2009-present
Member, The Joint Commission, 10/2008-present
Member, CME Advisory Committee, 10/2008-present
Member, Clinical Ethics Committee, 7/2008-7/2009
Member, Credentials Committee Medical Staff, 8/2007-8/2010
Member, Faculty Senate, 8/2007-8/2010

Honors and Awards

2013 Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Program, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2013 Certificate of Appreciation for an Outstanding Provider Ambassador, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Professional Memberships

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
Member, 9/2007-present
American Medical Association
Member, 1/2010-1/2011
American Psychiatric Association
Member, 8/2005-present
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
Member, 4/2005-present
Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America
Member, 4/2014-present
Harris County Medical Associates
Member, 4/2006-present
International Psycho-Oncology Society
Member, 4/2006-present
Texas Medical Association
Member, 5/2006-present
Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
Member, 4/2006-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Torres HA, Roach LR, Mahale P, Economides MP, Blechacz B, Miller E, Borchardt R, Rashid A, Oo TH, Shukla B, Farida M, Ericsson CD, Granwehr BP, Raad II. Transdisciplinary Approach to Managing Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients at a Tertiary Care Cancer Center. The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. In Press.
2. Rashid A, Taber KY., Hurley RA. Functional Anatomy of Central Pain. Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neuroscience 13:437-440, 4/2001.
3. Rashid A, Yaqeen H. Role of Interferon in the Treatment of Colon Cancer. Pakistan Medical Journal, 1/1980.

Invited Articles

1. Rashid A. Nutrition in Cancer: Evidence Based Nutrition Recommendations in Cancer Patients and Survivors. Perspectives in Cancer Prevention - Translational Cancer Research Springer India:1-7, 2014.
Other Articles
1. Rashid A. Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer. Coping Magazine:8, 4/2014.
2. Stouter DK, Wallace A, Duffy J, Rashid A, Valentine A,. Long Coats, Short Coats and No Coats: Chaplaincy presents to Psychiatry at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling 66(1), 3/2012.

Abstracts

1. Rashid A, De La Garza II R. Race and ethnicity influence magnitude of psychiatry symptoms in cancer patients. Proceedings of the International Psycho Oncology Society 18th Annual Congress. In Press.
2. De La Garza II R, Ignatius J, Gonzalez R, Lynn R, Rashid A, Tan D, Bell M, Valentine A. The importance of race and ethnicity in depression, anxiety and distress in cancer patients. Proceedings of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Meeting. In Press.
3. Rashid A, Makanjuola TB, Saryakar S, Valentine AD, De La Garza II, R. Sleep disturbances predict higher levels of depression, anxiety and fatigue in cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology 25 (Suppl. 2): 1-155, 2016.
4. De La Garza, II, R., Thekdi, S.,Rashid A, Lynn, R., Ignatius, J., Gonzalez, R., Tan, D., Rickman, K., Hughes, M., Joseph, N., Onyemeh Sea, A., Smith, C., Bell, M., Valentine, A. Characterization of demographics and psychiatric symptoms in 500 patients enrolled in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center psychiatry patient registry protocol. Psycho-Oncology 24 (Suppl. 2), 7/2015.
5. Rashid A, De La Garza II, R, Joseph N, Onyemeh Sea, A, Valentine A. Correlations of high symptoms assessment scale scores to demographic and other variables. Psycho-Oncology 24 (Suppl. 2), 7/2015.
6. Rashid A. Management of Anxiety in Geriatric Cancer Patients. Proceedings of the IPOS/APOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, 7/2015.
7. Rashid A. Akathisia: Medication-Induced Movement Disorder with Anxiety. A New Look At an Old Malady. Proceedings of the American Psychiatric Association 167th Annual Meeting, 5/2014.
8. Rashid A. Incidence and characteristics of depression in cancer patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32 (suppl; abstr e20569, 5/2014.
9. Rashid A, De La Garza II, R. Integrative Approach Counseling in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Psycho-Oncology 23 (Suppl. 3): 169-254, 2014.
10. Rashid A, Shah, A, Scheurmeyer, I, Walker, P. Pharmacological Management of Cancer Patients: Focus on Drug-Drug Interactions. Psycho-Oncology 23 (Suppl. 3): 11-64, 2014.
11. Rashid A. Reducing "No-Show-Rate" in the Outpatient Psychiatric-Oncology Clinic. Proceedings of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society 11th Annual Conference, 2014.
12. Rashid A. General Principles of Psychopharmacology with Focus on Drug-Drug Interactions. Proceedings of the 166th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, 5/2013.
13. Rashid A. Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology in Patients With Cancer: Practical Considerations From Diagnosis to the Palliative Phases. Proceedings of the American Psychiatric Association 166th Annual Meeting, 5/2013.
14. Rashid A. Akathisia: Medication Induced Motor Restlessness and Anxiety in Cancer Patients. Psycho-Oncology 22 (Suppl. 2), 2/2013.
15. Rashid A. Promoting Healthy Ageing in Depressed Elderly Patients. Proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing, 3/2012.
16. Rashid A. Evidence Based Nutrition Recommendations in Cancer Patients and Survivors. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Translational Cancer Research: Recent Developments in Cancer Prevention, 12/2011.
17. Rashid A. Dilemmas Faced by Physicians When Treating Critically Ill Family Members. Proceedings of the 5th Annual American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference, 3/2008.
18. Rashid A, Valentine A. Psychiatric Consultations for Cancer Patients Evacuated from Hurricane Katrina. Proceedings of the 4th Annual American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference, 3/2007.
19. Rashid A, Baile WF. Sundowning in Cancer Patients: Delirium by Another Name. Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Psycho-Oncology Society, 10/2006.
20. Rashid A, Baile, WF. Off Label Use in Psychotropic Mecication in C-L Psychiatry. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference, 2/2006.

Book Chapters

1. Rashid A. Anxiety and Depression. In: Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Second Edition, 2016.
2. Gonzalez R, Thekdi S,Rashid A. Psychiatry and Oncologic Emergencies. In: Oncology Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice. Springer, 2016.
3. Rashid A. Anxiety in Cancer Patients. In: The MD Anderson Handbook of Psychosocial Oncology. Ed(s) JD Duffy, AD Valentine. McGraw-Hill: New York, 71-85, 2010.

Letters to the Editor

1. Rashid A; Valentine A. Charles Bonnet Syndrome as a Manifestation of Leptomeningeal Metastases. Psychosomatics 51(5):447, 9/2010.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Rashid A. Resident Hand book, 8/2013.
2. Rashid A. Student Hand book, 8/2013.
3. Rashid A. Teaching Syllabus CD for Residents and Students, Revised on, 5/2012.
4. Rashid A. Teaching Syllabus CD for Residents and Students, 9/2007.

Last updated: 7/6/2016