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Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 409
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FC13.3020

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1987 Grant Medical College, Bombay, India, DA, Anesthesiology
1984 Grant Medical College, Bombay, India, MBBS, Medicine/Surgery

Postgraduate Training

1999 Clinical Fellowship, Pain Management, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1995-1998 Clinical Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
1994-1995 Clinical Residency, Transitional, Metro West Medical Center, Framingham, MA

Board Certifications

2001 American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate, Pain Management
2000 American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate
1980 Maharashtra State Board (Maharashtra, India)

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 12/2005-8/2011
Associate Professor, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 9/2005-11/2005
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 3/2000-11/2005
Staff Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology, ESIS Hospital, Pune, India, 1988-1991

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Clinical Medical Director, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2009-2012

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, 2011-present
Member, Faculty Senate, 9/2010-present
Review Member, Credentials Committee of Medical Staff (CCMS), 2009-present
Member, Clinical Research Committee (CRC), 2006-2009

Honors and Awards

1998 Distinguished Resident, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Novy DM, Lam C, Gritz ER, Hernandez M, Driver LC, Koyyalagunta D. Distinguishing Features of Cancer Patients Who Smoke: Pain, Symptom Burden, and Risk for Opioid Misuse. J Pain 13(11):1058-67, 11/2012. e-Pub 9/24/2012. PMID: 23010143.
2. Koyyalagunta D, Bruera E, Solanki DR, Nouri KH, Burton AW, Toro MP, Bruel BM, Manchikanti L. A systematic review of randomized trials on the effectiveness of opioids for cancer pain. Pain Physician 15(3Suppl)(ES 39-58):ES39-58, 7/2012. PMID: 22786461.
3. Manchikanti L, Abdi S, Atluri S, Balog CC, Benyamin RM, Boswell MV, Brown KR, Bruel BM, Bryce DA, Burks PA, Burton AW, Calodney AK, Caraway DL, Cash KA, Christo PJ, Damron KS, Datta S, Deer TR, Diwan S, Eriator I, Falco FJ, Fellows B, Geffert S, Gharibo CG, Glaser SE, Grider JS, Hameed H, Hameed M, Hansen H, Harned ME, Hayek SM, Helm S, Hirsch JA, Janata JW, Kaye AD, Kaye AM, Kloth DS, Koyyalagunta D, Lee M, Malla Y, Manchikanti KN, McManus CD, Pampati V, Parr AT, Pasupuleti R, Patel VB, Sehgal N, Silverman SM, Singh V, Smith HS, Snook LT, Solanki DR, Tracy DH, Vallejo R, Wargo BW, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part 2--guidance. Pain Physician 15(3Suppl)(S67-116):S67-116, 7/2012. PMID: 22786449.
4. Manchikanti L, Abdi S, Atluri S, Balog CC, Benyamin RM, Boswell MV, Brown KR, Bruel BM, Bryce DA, Burks PA, Burton AW, Calodney AK, Caraway DL, Cash KA, Christo PJ, Damron KS, Datta S, Deer TR, Diwan S, Eriator I, Falco FJ, Fellows B, Geffert S, Gharibo CG, Glaser SE, Grider JS, Hameed H, Hameed M, Hansen H, Harned ME, Hayek SM, Helm S, Hirsch JA, Janata JW, Kaye AD, Kaye AM, Kloth DS, Koyyalagunta D, Lee M, Malla Y, Manchikanti KN, McManus CD, Pampati V, Parr AT, Pasupuleti R, Patel VB, Sehgal N, Silverman SM, Singh V, Smith HS, Snook LT, Solanki DR, Tracy DH, Vallejo R, Wargo BW, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part I--evidence assessment. Pain Physician 15(3Suppl)(S1-65):S1-65, 7/2012. PMID: 22786448.
5. Mendoza TR, Koyyalagunta D, Burton AW, Thomas SK, Phan MH, Giralt SA, Shah JJ, Cleeland CS. Changes in Pain and Other Symptoms in Patients With Painful Multiple Myeloma-Related Vertebral Fracture Treated With Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty. J Pain 13(6):564-70, 6/2012. e-Pub 4/28/2012. PMCID: PMC3367066.
6. Koyyalagunta D, Doulatram G. Diagnosis and Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I and II. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online, 4/2012.
7. Burton AW, Mendoza T, Gebhardt R, Hamid B, Nouri K, Perez-Toro M, Ting J, Koyyalagunta D. Vertebral compression fracture treatment with vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: experience in 407 patients with 1,156 fractures in a tertiary cancer center. Pain Med 12(12):1750-7, 12/2011. e-Pub 11/28/2011. PMID: 22123171.
8. Koyyalagunta D, Burton AW, Toro MP, Driver L, Novy DM. Opioid abuse in cancer pain: report of two cases and presentation of an algorithm of multidisciplinary care. Pain Physician 14(July-August 2011):E361-71, Jul-Aug, 7/2011. PMID: 21785486.
9. Colson J, Koyyalagunta D, Falco FJ, Manchikanti L. A Systematic Review of Observational Studies on the Effectiveness of Opioid Therapy for Cancer Pain. Pain Physician 14(2):E85, Mar-Apr, 3/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21412384.
10. Solanki DR, Koyyalagunta D, Shah RV, Silverman SM, Manchikanti L. Monitoring opioid adherence in chronic pain patients: assessment of risk of substance misuse. Pain Physician 14(March - April 2011):119-31, Mar-Apr, 3/2011. PMID: 21412377.
11. Koyyalagunta D, Burton AW. The Role of Chemical Neurolysis in Cancer Pain. Current Pain & Headache Reports 14:261-267, 8/2010.
12. Novy D, Hamid B, Driver L, Koyyalagunta L, Ting J, Perez M, Schneider VF, Phan P, Hernandez M, Burton AW. Preliminary evaluation of an educational model for promoting positive team attitudes and functioning among pain medicine fellows. Pain Med 11(6):841-846, 6/2010. e-Pub 4/29/2010. PMID: 20456076.
13. Koyyalagunta D, Mazloomdoost D. Radiofrequency and cryoablation for cancer pain. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management 14:3-9, 1/2010.
14. Perez-Toro MR, Burton AW, Hamid B, Koyyalagunta D. Two-tuohy needle and catheter technique for fluoroscoplically guided percutaneous drainage of spinal epidural abscess: a case report. Pain Medicine 10(3). e-Pub 1/2009.

Invited Articles

1. Novy D, Hamid B, Driver L, Koyyalagunta L, et. al. An Educational Model to Enhance Team Attitudes and Functioning Among Pain Medicine Fellows. American Pain Society Bulletin 18(1):1-4, 7/2008.

Abstracts

1. Burton A, Dang A, Mendoza T, Toro M, Ting J, Nouri K, Gebhardt R, Phan M, Koyyalagunta D. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty successfully reduce pain in cancer patients with vertebral compression fractures, 11/2011.
2. Mendoza TR, Koyyalagunta L, Burton AW, Thomas SK, Giralt S, Shah JJ, Ting J, Perez-Toro MR, Cleeland CS,. The impact of pain reduction on other symptoms in patients with multiple myeloma-related painful vertebral fracture treated with kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty. J Clin Ocol (#e19536), 7/2010.

Book Chapters

1. Koyyalagunta D. Opioid Analgesics. In: Pain Management, 1st Edition. Ed(s) Waldman SD (ed.). Elsevier: Philadelphia, 2007.
2. Koyyalagunta D. Diabetic Neuropathy. In: Manual of Pain Management, 2nd Edition. Ed(s) Warfield CA, Fausett HJ (ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, 209-214, 2002.
 

Other

1. Web based education. Novy DM, Koyyalagunta D.  Minimizing risk and enhancing safety when prescribing opioids for chronic pain management.  On ASA website (http://psmcme.asahq.org)
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Grant & Contract Support

Title: An open-label, long-term, multi-center, intrathecal Ziconotide (Prialt) effectiveness and safety trial (ZEST) in patients with chronic severe pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 2004 - 2005
 
Title: Intrathecal Ziconotide (Prialt)Effectiveness and Safety Trial (Zest) in patients with chronic severe pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 2004 - 2005
 
Title: A phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, dose-ranging study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single epidural dose of sustained-release encapsulated morphone (sky0401) in the management of post-operative pain in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 2001 - 2003
 
Title: The safety and efficacy of electrotransport (e-trans) fentanyl compared to iv pca morphine for the treatment of post-operative pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 2000 - 2001
 
Title: An open-label, long-term safety and tolerability study of Ziconotide administered intrathecally to patients with chronic, severe pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 2000 - 2001
 
Title: An open evaluation of the safety and clinical utility of e-trans fentanyl for the management of post-operative pain following short-stay surgical procedures
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 2000 - 2001

Last updated: 11/12/2013