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Benedict S. Konzen, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 1414
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT5.6014
Phone: (713)745-2327
Fax: (713) 792-6092

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1993 Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, MD, Medicine
1984 The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, BA, German/History

Postgraduate Training

8/1997-7/2000 Clinical Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, Dr. M. Catherine Spires
7/1996-6/1997 Clinical Residency, Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, Dr. Lori Schneider
7/1995-6/1996 Clinical Internship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, Dr. Eric Scher
7/1994-6/1995 Clinical Residency, Pathology, Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH, Dr. Ray Clark
7/1993-6/1994 Clinical Internship, Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH, Dr. Ray Clark

Board Certifications

7/2005 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2000-8/2010

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Shin KY, Guo Y, Konzen B, Fu J, Yadav R, Bruera E. Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation: The Experience of a National Comprehensive Cancer Center. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90(5 Suppl):S63-8, 2011 May, 5/2011. PMID: 21765265.
2. Asher A, Palmer JL, Yadav RR, Yusuf SW, Konzen B, Bruera E, Guo Y. The Effects of a Brief Relaxation Program on Symptom Distress and Heart Rate Variability in Cancer Patients. PM R 2(7):636-641, 2010 Jul, 7/2010. PMID: 20659719.
3. Guo Y, Palmer JL, Bianty J, Konzen B, Shin K, Bruera E. Advance directives and do-not-resuscitate orders in patients with cancer with metastatic spinal cord compression: advanced care planning implications. J Palliat Med 13(5):513-7, 2010 May, 5/2010. PMCID: PMC2938889.
4. Fu JB, Parsons HA, Shin KY, Guo Y, Konzen BS, Yadav RR, Smith DW. Comparison of Functional Outcomes in Low-and-High Grade Astrocytoma Rehabilitation Inpatients. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89(3):205-212, 2010 Mar, 3/2010. PMID: 20068429.

Invited Articles

1. Fu J, Parsons H, Shin K, Konzen B, Guo Y, Yadav R, Smith D. Comparison of functional outcomes in low-grade and high-grade astrocytoma rehabilitation inpatients. Brain Injury. In Press.

Abstracts

1. Konzen, B. Extending Hope in the Light of Medical Futility: Ethical Communications in Cancer Rehabilitation. Supportive Care in Cancer 14(6):681, 6/2006.
2. Konzen, B. Returning the Cancer Patient to the Workplace: Does Clinical Cure Allow for Job Re-Entry?. Supportive Care in Cancer 14(6):680, 6/2006.
3. Shin K, Yadav R, Guo Y, Konzen B. Acute Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Unit (ACRU) Outcomes at an NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center. American Society of Clinical Oncology 40th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, 6/2004.
4. Guo Y, Palmer JL, Bianty J, Konzen B, Shin K, Bruera E. Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Cancer Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: Timing Relative to Death and Communication-training Implications. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Submitted.

Book Chapters

1. Yadav RR, Shin KY, Guo Y, Konzen B. Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Issues. In: Internal Medicine Care of Cancer Patients. Ed(s) SCJ Yeung, C Escalante, RF Gagel. BC Decker: New York. In Press.
2. Yadav R, Shin KY, Guo Y, Konzen B. Cancer Rehabilitation. In: Medical Care of Cancer Patients, 1. Ed(s) Yeung SJ, Escalante CP, Gagel RF. BC Decker: New York, 563-570, 2009.
3. Guo Y, Konzen B. Lymphedema: The Assessment and Management of Lymphedema. In: Palliative Medicine. Ed(s) E Bruera, I Higginson, C Ripamonti, C von Gunten. Hodder Arnold: London, England, 787-796, 2006.
4. Konzen B, Shin K. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In: Palliative Medicine. Ed(s) E Bruera, I Higginson, C Ripamonti, C von Gunten. Hodder Arnold: London, England, 890-895, 2006.
5. Konzen B, Shin K. The Assessment and Management of Lymphedema. In: Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer, 5. Ed(s) S Booth, H Earl. Oxford University Press: Oxford, NY, 51-63, 2006.
6. Konzen B. Cancer Rehabilitation. In: Manual of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Ed(s) Brammer and Spires. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 35-50, 2001. ISBN: 978-1-56053-479-2.
7. Duffy J, Valentine A, Konzen B. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In: Manual of Pscho-Social Oncology. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc: Illinois. Submitted.
8. Lin P, Konzen B. Rehabilitation. In: M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series–Bone Sarcoma. Springer: New York. Submitted.
9. Konzen B. Rehabilitation of the Sarcoma Patient. In: The M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series: Bone Cancer. Springer-Verlag: New York. Submitted.

Last updated: 8/8/2013