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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

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


Academic Appointments

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
Department Ambassador, ICD-10 and Physician Ambassador Program, 12/2011-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

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

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

Last updated: 8/12/2015