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Carmen E. Gonzalez, MD, FACP

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1986 University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, MD, Medicine
1982 University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, BS

Postgraduate Training

7/1992-6/1994 Clinical Fellowship, Nuclear Medicine, David Kahl, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI
7/1986-6/1989 Residency, Internal Medicine Specialty,Felix Cortex, Damas Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Board Certifications

1/1994 American Board of Nuclear Medicine
1/1989 American Board of Internal Medicine
1/1987 Board of Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Puerto

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-8/2010

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Deputy Department Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 4/2011-present
Quality Officer, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2010-present
Section Chief, Section of Emergency Care, Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2009-8/2010

Honors and Awards

2012 3rd Place Poster winner, DoIM Research Retreat
2009-2012 Multiyear Appointment Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Shapiro B, Gonzalez E, Weissman A, McHugh T, Markel SF. Malignant paraganglioma of the prostate: case report, depiction by meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy and review of the literature. J Med 41(1):36-41, 3/1997. PMID: 9195851.
2. Gonzalez CE, Fig LM, Cano M, Gross MD, Shapiro B. Technetium-99m-red blood cell scintigraphy in the localization of nonenteric hemorrhage. J Med 35(8):1333-7, 8/1994. PMID: 8046489.
3. Weissman AF, Gonzalez CE, Shapiro B, Shulkin B, Francis IR, Leach K. Multiple chemodectomas. Carotid body tumor masked by salivary gland uptake on I-123 MIBG scintigraphy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 19(6):527-31, 6/1994. PMID: 8062474.

Abstracts

1. Elsayem A, Gonzalez CE, Yeung S-C, Merriman K, Todd KH. In-hospital mortality of patients admitted through the emergency department of a comprehensive cancer center. 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago. DoIM Research Retreat 05/12. 6/2012.
2. Jacobson K, Lee L, McMahon L, Sappington J, Johnson T, Gonzalez C, Todd K. Improvement of Pain Management in Cancer Patients in the Emergency Center. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris, France, 2012.
3. Jacobson K, Lee L, McMahon L, Sappington J, Johnson T, Gonzalez C, Todd K. Improvement of Pain Management in Cancer Patients in the Emergency Center. University of Texas Annual Symposium on Clinical Safety and Effectiveness, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
4. Johnson T, Wattari S, Gonzalez CE, Rolston K. Vaccination Rates among Adult Cancer Patients at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 18(Supplement 3; R2798), 2012, 2012.
5. Gonzalez CE, Johnson TN, Roston KV. Can Emergency Center Pneumonia Clinical Pathway Order-Sets Ensure High-Quality Care and Pathogen-Directed Therapy?. 2010 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care, Nice, France, 4/2010.
6. Gonzalez CE, Johnson T, Rolston K, Evans S,. Compliance & Documentation with Established Pneumonia Indicators in MDACC Emergency Center. Presentation at the 2009 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Berlin, Germany, 3/2009.
7. Gonzalez CE, Johnson T, Evans S, Rolston K. Pneumonia in patients with cancer. Presentation at the 18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2008.
8. Roccobono DE, Coyle EA, Johnson TN, Hogan HL, Gonzalez CE, Rolston K. Stratification of Infecting Organis, Susceptibilities, and Antibiotic Selection based on Admitting Service in a Cancer Center, 10/2007.
9. Gonzalez CE, Johnson T, Evans S, Rolston K. Compliance and documentation with Established Pneumonia Performance Indicators in MDACC Emergency Center. 2007 Research Retreat, Division of Internal Medicine, 5/2007.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Gonzalez, CE. When is an emergency an emergency? A patient's guide for use of MD Anderson Emergency Center Facility. Network Summer, A publication of the Anderson Network, 6-7, 2007.

Last updated: 8/27/2013