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Arnold dela Cruz Paulino, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1989 The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
1985 Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, BS, Summa Cum Laude, Chemistry and Biology

Postgraduate Training

1994-1995 Clinical Fellowship, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
1991-1994 Clinical Residency, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, IL
1990-1991 Student in Radiobiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1989-1990 Transitional Internship, Seton Hall University - Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ

Honors and Awards

2013 Fellow, American college of Radiology
2013 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Houston Methodist Hospital
2013 Teacher of the Year, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
2010 Distinguished Service Award, American Board of Radiology
2008 Teacher of the Year, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
2002 Teacher of the Year, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
2001 Teacher of the Year, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology
1998 Recipient of ASTRO Travel Grant to ESTRO - Edinburgh, Scotland, ASTRO

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Dang ND, Dang PT, Samuelian J, Paulino AC. Lymph node management in patients with paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma: A Population-Based Analysis. Cancer 119(17):3228-3233, 9/2013.
2. Farach A, Farach LS, Paulino AC. Therapeutic challenges in treating patients with fragile X syndrome and neoplasia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. e-Pub 7/2013.
3. Kilburn LB, Kocak M, Schaedeli Stark F, Meneses-Lorente G, Brownstein C, Hussain S, Chintagumpala M, Thompson PA, Gururangan S, Banerjee A, Paulino AC, Kun L, Boyett JM, Blaney SM. Phase I trial of capecitabine rapidly disintegrating tablets and concomitant radiation therapy in children with newly diagnosed brainstem gliomas and high-grade gliomas. Neuro Oncol 15(6):759-66, 6/2013. e-Pub 4/16/2013. PMCID: PMC3661085.
4. Paulino AC, Mai WY, Teh BS. Radiotherapy in metastatic ewing sarcoma. Am J Clin Oncol 36(3):283-6, 6/2013. PMID: 22547005.
5. Ishiyama H, Teh BS, Blanco AI, Paulino AC, Mai WY, Caillouet J, Xu B, Butler EB. Salvage intensity modulated radiotherapy using endorectal balloon after radical prostatectomy: Clinical outcomes. Int J Urol. e-Pub 4/9/2013. PMID: 23573867.
6. Paulino AC, Mazloom A, Terashima K, Su J, Adesina AM, Okcu MF, Teh BS, Chintagumpala M. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in pediatric low-grade glioma. Cancer 119(14):2654-2659, 4/2013.
7. Terashima K, Chow K, Jones J, Ahern C, Jo E, Ellezam B, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Su J, Adesina A, Mahajan A, Dauser R, Whitehead W, Lau C, Chintagumpala M. Long-term outcome of centrally located low-grade glioma in children. Cancer 119(4):2630-2638, 4/2013.
8. Chen AC, Paulino AC, Schwartz MR, Rodriguez AA, Bass BL, Chang JC, Teh BS. Prognostic markers for invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast: a population-based analysis. Clin Breast Cancer 13(2):133-9, 4/2013. PMID: 23246269.
9. Dang ND, Teh BS, Paulino AC. Rhabdomyosarcoma arising in a previously irradiated field: an analysis of 43 patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85(3):598-603, 3/1/2013. e-Pub 7/24/2012. PMID: 22836049.
10. Teo WY, Chintagumpala M, Okcu MF, Dauser RC, Mahajan A, Adesina AM, Whitehead WE, Jea A, Bollo R, Paulino AC. A retrospective analysis of the patterns of failure in pediatric myxopapillary ependymoma. J Radiat Oncol 2:21-26, 2013.
11. Esiashvili N, Prabhu R, Khan S, Paulino AC. Current strategies and challenges in treatment of childhod rhabdomyosarcoma. J Radiat Oncol 2:159-168, 2013.
12. Paulino AC. Treatment strategies to reduce radiotherapy late effecrts in children. J Radiat Oncol 2:121-128, 2013.
13. Siddiqui F, Mathews T, Teh BS, Kalapurakal JA, Butler B, Chintagumpala M, Paulino AC. Whole lung irradiation in pediatric patients using helical tomotherapy to minimize cardiac, breast, and throid dose. J Radiat Oncol 2:49-53, 2013.
14. Mazloom A, Hodges JC, Teh BS, Chintagumpala M, Paulino AC. Outcome of patients with pilocytic astrocytoma and leptomeningeal dissemination. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84(2):350-4, 10/1/2012. e-Pub 3/6/2012. PMID: 22401918.
15. Agrawal N, Chintagumpala M, Hicks J, Eldin K, Paulino AC. Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma in an adolescent male. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34(7):e304-7, 10/2012. PMID: 22935665.
16. Ishiyama H, Teh BS, Ren H, Chiang S, Tann A, Blanco AI, Paulino AC, Amato R. Spontaneous regression of thoracic metastases while progression of brain metastases after stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma: abscopal effect prevented by the blood-brain barrier? Clin Genitourin Cancer 10(3):196-8, 9/2012. e-Pub 3/10/2012. PMID: 22409865.
17. Ishiyama H, Hirayama T, Jhaveri P, Satoh T, Paulino AC, Xu B, Butler EB, Teh BS. Is There an Increase in Genitourinary Toxicity in Patients Treated With Transurethral Resection of the Prostate and Radiotherapy?: A Systematic Review. Am J Clin Oncol. e-Pub 6/14/2012. PMID: 22706173.
18. Paulino AC, Margolin J, Dreyer Z, Teh BS, Chiang S. Impact of PET-CT on involved field radiotherapy design for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 58(6):860-4, 6/2012. e-Pub 8/8/2011. PMID: 21826784.
19. Ali AN, Diaz R, Shu HK, Paulino AC, Esiashvili N. A Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program comparison of adult and pediatric Wilms' tumor. Cancer 118(9):2541-51, 5/1/2012. e-Pub 9/14/2011. PMID: 21918969.
20. Koay EJ, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Butler EB. Treatment trends and outcomes of small-cell carcinoma of the bladder. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(1):64-70, 5/1/2012. e-Pub 10/20/2011. PMID: 22019246.
21. Jhaveri PM, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Blanco AI, Lo SS, Butler EB, Amato RJ. A dose-response relationship for time to bone pain resolution after stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) bony metastases. Acta Oncol 51(5):584-8, 5/2012. e-Pub 1/17/2012. PMID: 22248089.
22. Weksberg DC, Shibamoto Y, Paulino AC. Bifocal intracranial germinoma: a retrospective analysis of treatment outcomes in 20 patients and review of the literature. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82(4):1341-51, 3/15/2012. e-Pub 6/12/2011. PMID: 21669501.
23. Ren H, Blanco Aai, Blackmon S, Paulino AC, Chiang SB, Butler EB, Teh BS. Clinical outcomes of patienrts with malignant lung lesions treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in five fractions. J Radiat Oncol 1:57-63, 2012.
24. Eldaya RW, Lo SS, Paulino AC. Blanco SI, Butler EB, Teh BS. Diagnosis and treatment options including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for adrenal metastases. J Radiat Oncol 1:43-48, 2012.
25. Eldaya, RW, Paulino AC, Blanco I, Chiang S, South M, Lehane D, Teh BS. Preservation of adrenal function ater successful stereotactic body radiation therapy (BRT) of metastatic renal cell carcinoma involving the remaining contralateral adrenal glad. Practical Radiat Oncol 2:270-273, 2012.
26. Siddiqui F, Junos CA, Paulino AC. Stereotactic body radiation therapy in head and neck, gynecologic and pediatric malignancies. J Radiat Oncol 1:31-42, 2012.
27. Koay EJ, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Butler EB. A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results analysis of small cell carcinoma of the bladder: epidemiology, prognostic variables, and treatment trends. Cancer 117(23):5325-33, 12/1/2011. e-Pub 5/12/2011. PMID: 21567387.
28. Verma J, Teh BS, Paulino AC. Characteristics and outcome of radiation and chemotherapy-related mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary glands. Pediatr Blood Cancer 57(7):1137-41, 12/15/2011. e-Pub 1/28/2011. PMID: 21280198.
29. Ishiyama H, Teh BS, Lo SS, Mathews T, Blanco A, Amato R, Ellis RJ, Mayr NA, Paulino AC, Xu B, Butler BE. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Future Oncol 7(9):1077-86, 9/2011. PMID: 21919695.
30. Paulino AC, Mazloom A, Teh BS, South M, Okcu MF, Su J, Butler EB, Chintagumpala M. Local control after craniospinal irradiation, intensity-modulated radiotherapy boost, and chemotherapy in childhood medulloblastoma. Cancer 117(3):635-41, 2/1/2011. e-Pub 9/15/2010. PMID: 20845476.
31. Paulino AC, Jhaveri P, Dreyer Z, Teh BS, Okcu MF. Height impairment after lower dose cranial irradiation in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 56(2):279-81, 2/2011. e-Pub 9/9/2010. PMID: 20830778.
32. Paulino AC, Lobo M, Teh BS, Okcu MF, South M, Butler EB, Su J, Chintagumpala M. Ototoxicity after intensity-modulated radiation therapy and cisplatin-based chemotherapy in children with medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(5):1445-50, 12/1/2010. e-Pub 3/16/2010. PMID: 20231075.
33. Mazloom A, Zangeneh AH, Paulino AC. Prognostic factors after extraneural metastasis of medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(1):72-8, 9/1/2010. e-Pub 2/3/2010. PMID: 20133080.
34. Mazloom A, Wolff JE, Paulino AC. The impact of radiotherapy fields in the treatment of patients with choroid plexus carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(1):79-84, 9/1/2010. e-Pub 12/11/2009. PMID: 20004534.
35. Teh BS, Ishiyama H, Mathews T, Xu B, Butler EB, Mayr NA, Lo SS, Lu JJ, Blanco AI, Paulino AC, Timmerman RD. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for genitourinary malignancies. Discov Med 10(52):255-62, 9/2010. PMID: 20875347.
36. Dawson LA, Kavanagh BD, Paulino AC, Das SK, Miften M, Li XA, Pan C, Ten Haken RK, Schultheiss TE. Radiation-associated kidney injury. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76(3 Suppl):S108-15, 3/1/2010. PMID: 20171504.
37. Cohen KH, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Butler EB. Ureteral stenosis after postprostatectomy intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Am J Clin Oncol 33(1):108, 2/2010. PMID: 20139743.
38. Paulino AC, Constine LS, Rubin P, Williams JP. Normal tissue development, homeostasis, senescence, and the sensitivity to radiation injury across the age spectrum. Semin Radiat Oncol 20(1):12-20, 1/2010. PMID: 19959027.
39. Sheinbein C, Teh BS, Mai WY, Grant WH, Paulino AC, Butler EB. PSA bounce after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer. Urology 76:728-733, 2010.
40. Paulino AC, Pappo A. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the extremity and nodal metastasis: Is the in-transit lymphatic system at risk? Pediatr Blood Cancer 53(7):1332-3, 12/15/2009. PMID: 19711439.
41. Paulino AC, Ahmed IM, Mai WY, Teh BS. The influence of pretreatment characteristics and radiotherapy parameters on time interval to development of radiation-associated meningioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75(5):1408-14, 12/1/2009. e-Pub 4/23/2009. PMID: 19394163.
42. Zahra H, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Yoshor D, Trask T, Baskin D, Butler EB. Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia utilizing the BrainLAB Novalis system. Technol Cancer Res Treat 8(6):407-12, 12/2009. PMID: 19925024.
43. Jhaveri PM, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Smiedala MJ, Fahy B, Grant W, McGary J, Butler EB. Helical tomotherapy significantly reduces dose to normal tissues when compared to 3D-CRT for locally advanced rectal cancer. Technol Cancer Res Treat 8(5):379-85, 10/2009. PMID: 19754214.
44. Paulino AC. The carotid artery: an organ at risk and often neglected. Pediatr Blood Cancer 53(4):529-30, 10/2009. PMID: 19588520.
45. Esiashvili N, Chiang KY, Hasselle MD, Bryant C, Riffenburgh RH, Paulino AC. Renal toxicity in children undergoing total body irradiation for bone marrow transplant. Radiother Oncol 90(2):242-6, 2/2009. e-Pub 10/28/2008. PMID: 18973960.
46. Muscal JA, Jones JY, Paulino AC, Bertuch AA, Su J, Woo SY, Mahoney DH, Chintagumpala M. Changes mimicking new leptomeningeal disease after intensity-modulated radiotherapy for medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73(1):214-21, 1/1/2009. e-Pub 5/15/2008. PMCID: PMC2953789.
47. Curtis AE, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M, Teh BS, Paulino AC. Local control after intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head-and-neck rhabdomyosarcoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73(1):173-7, 1/1/2009. e-Pub 5/22/2008. PMID: 18501529.
48. Jhaveri P, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Smiedla MJ, Fahy B, Grant W, McGary J, Butler EB. Image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy with helical tomotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer. Tech Cancer Res and Treat 8:379-386, 2009.
49. Desai S, Teh BS, Hinojosa J, Bell BC, Paulino AC, Butler EB. Standardization of head and neck contouring using the acanthiomeatal line. Med Dosim 34(3):225-7, 2009. e-Pub 11/7/2008. PMID: 19647633.

Last updated: 7/31/2015