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Dam-Thuy Truong, MD, MPH, FRCP(C)

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: Unit 409
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FC13.2047
Phone: (713) 745-2948
Fax: (713) 745-2956
Email: dtruong@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1972 Tulane University of Louisiana, School of Public Health & Preventative Medicine, New Orleans, LA, MPH, Public Health
1969 University of Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam, MD, Medicine
1959 Taberd High School and Junior College, Saigon, Vietnam, BS, Experimental Sciences

Postgraduate Training

1975-1978 Clinical Residency, Anesthesiology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1974-1975 Rotating Internship, St. Mary’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada
1972-1974 Research Fellowship, Public Health Administration and Clinical Epidemiology, Laval University School of Medicine, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Quebec, Canada
1960-1967 Medical School, University of Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam
1959-1960 Faculty of Sciences Pre-Medical Physics-Chemistry-Biology Program, University of Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam

Board Certifications

2009 American Board of Anesthesiology
1978 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
1978 College of Physicians of Quebec, Canada

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Associate Clinical Medical Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-2012
Section Director, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2005-2012

Institutional Committee Activities

Advisor, Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, 2006

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Truong AT, Sturgis E, Rozner M, Truong DT. Recurrent episodes of asystole from carotid sinus hypersensitivity during positioning for head and neck surgery. Head and Neck 2011:Doi 10.1002/hed.21812, 7/2011.
2. Truong AT, Truong DT. Retromolar fiberoptic orotracheal intubation in a patient with severe trismus undergoing nasal surgery. Can J Anaesth 58(5):460-3, 2011.
3. Truong AT, Truong DT, Brown DL. Recurrent intraoperative coronary artery spasm in a patient with coronary artery aneurysm. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 18:530-3, 2006.

Invited Articles

1. Truong AT, Truong DT. Techniques of Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation. Anaesthesia International 2011:19-23, Spring-Summer, 2012.
2. Truong AT, Truong DT. Vocal Cord Dysfunction: An Updated Review. Otolaryngology 2011:S1-002, 2012.

Abstracts

1. Truong AT, Jackson T, Truong DT. Catastrophic Hemothorax during Central Venous Catheter Placement for Stem-Cell Transplant. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, San Diego, CA, 2007.

Book Chapters

1. Truong AT, Truong DT. Retropharyngeal Abscess. In: The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult. Ed(s) N Singh-Radcliff, A Gupta. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - Wolters Kluwer 2011. In Press.
2. Truong AT, Truong DT. Use of Ultrasound Guidance for Critical Care Procedures. In: Critical Care for Cancer Patients. Ed(s) S Pravinkumar, N Rathi, S Haque. Springer. In Press.
3. Truong AT, Truong DT. Vocal Cord Palsy. In: The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consultation. Ed(s) N Singh-Radcliff, A Gupta. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - Wolters Kluwer 2011. In Press.
4. Truong AT, Truong DT, Thakar D, Riedel B. Perioperative Management of Broncho-Pleural Fistulae. In: Thoracic Anesthesia: Ready to Practice. Ed(s) A Shaw, K Grichnik, A Barbeito. McGraw Hill, 2012.
5. Truong AT, Tong AT, Truong DT, Rozner MA. Cardiac Dysrhythmias. In: Complications in Anesthesia 3rd edition, 3rd. Ed(s) EB Lobato, N Gravenstein, RR Kirby. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins: Philadelphia, 2006.
6. Gottumukkala V, Truong AT, Truong DT. Evaluation of Anesthetic Risks. In: Complications in Anesthesia 3rd Edition, 3rd. Ed(s) EB Lobato, N Gravenstein, RR Kirby. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia, 2006.
7. Truong AT, Truong DT. Use of Ultrasound guidance for Critical Care Procedures. In: Critical Care for Cancer Patients. Ed(s) S. Pravinkumar, N. Rathi, S. Haque. Springer 2011. Submitted.

Letters to the Editor

1. Truong AT, Truong DT. Late Tracheostomy Tube Decannulation by Progression of a Laryngeal Tumor: An Approach for Airway Control. Can J Anaesth 58(8):771-772, 2011.
2. Truong AT, Truong DT. Use of a Modified Ovassapian Airway to Increase Mouth Opening for Fiberoptic Orotracheal Intubation in a Patient with Severe Trismus. Anesth Analg 113(4):958-9, 2011.
3. Truong AT, Truong DT, Gillenwater A, Rozner MA. Gastric Aspiration in Patients with Laryngectomy Stoma: Is it Possible? Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 18(7):557-558, 1/2006.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Truong DT. Anesthesia for Tracheal Resection in Manual of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery. MD Anderson Cancer Center: Houston, 2006.

Last updated: 6/11/2013