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Elizabeth Rebello, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2002 University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX, MD, Doctor of Medicine
1994 University of Houston, Houston, TX, BS, Pharmacy

Postgraduate Training

7/2003-7/2006 Clinical Residency, Anesthesiology Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
7/2002-6/2003 Clinical Internship, Categorical Base Internship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
8/1994-12/1994 Pharmacy Internship, Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

4/2007 American Board of Anesthesiology

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Chair, Faculty Mentoring Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 4/2012-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Clinical Translational Population-Based Research Projects, MD Anderson Institutional Review Grants Study Section Review Committee, 2011-present
Representative, MDACC Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 9/2009-present

Honors and Awards

2013 TexMed Quality Poster Session, TexMed

Selected Publications

Abstracts

1. Barboza A, Rebello E, Rubio A, Albright H, Dang J, Jones J, Zhang W, Feeley T. Measuring Cost Savings of Process Improvement. ASCO Quality Care Symposium (Accepted for Oral Presentation), 11/2013.
2. Rebello E, Kerr G, Adams J. ASA Committee on Professional Diversity Mentoring Award: An Innovative Approach to Facilitate Mentoring Relationships and Foster Leadership Within Our Specialty. American Society of Anesthesiology 2013 Annual Meeting (Accepted for Oral Presentation), 10/2013.
3. Williams U, Ensor J, Rebello E, VanMeter A, Ruiz J. Using Quality Control Charts to Evaluate Anesthesia Department Metrics and Measure Performance. American Society of Anesthesiology 2013 Annual Meeting (Accepted for Oral Presentation), 10/2013.
4. Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, Berger J, Harun N, Goravanchi F. Reducing Errors in Patient Electronic Medical Records in the Perioperative Environment (Honorable Mention). TexMed Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 5/2013.
5. Rebello E, Ruiz J, Norman P, Redworth G, Rahlfs T. Speed Mentoring: A Mentee-Driven Initiative to Cultivate Ongoing Mentoring Relationships. Anesthesia and Analgesia 116(55):S-141, 5/2013.
6. French K, Balachandran D, Andrabi T, Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A. Does the Higher Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) Predict an Increased Length of Stay in the PACU in Patients with Bladder Cancer Undergoing Cystoscopy?. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
7. Rebello E, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, French K, Mitchell-Mollard N, Kee S. Effective Use of Technology to Overcome Language Barriers in the Perioperative Setting. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
8. Kee SS, French KE, Rebello E, Goravanchi F, Kowalski AM. Paravertebral Block for Multiple Opiate Hypersensitivities. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
9. Graber W, French K, Kee S, Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Smith R, Kowalski A. Pulse-oximeter as a Monitor to Prevent Ischemia. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2013 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 4/2013.
10. Goravanchi F, Nguyen L, Kowalski A, French K, Rebello E, Kee S. Anesthesia for Outpatient Breast Surgery in Patients Who Are Not General Anesthesia Candidates. American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/2012.
11. Popovich S, Owusu-Agyemang P, Rebello E, Rebello E, Arunkumar R, Porche V. Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients in Proton Centers: An International Survey. International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/2012.
12. Owusu-Agyemang P, Rebello E, Arunkumar R, Harun N, Ruiz J. Comparison of Narcotic Versus Non-Narcotic Techniques for Pediatric Lumbar Puncture and Bone Marrow Aspiration. International Assembly for Pediatric Anesthesia Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/2012.
13. Goravanchi F, Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, French K, Yang W. Pain and Anxiety Perception During Breast Needle Localization. 17th World Congress on Breast Diseases of the Senologic International Society, Salvador, Brazil, 10/2012.
14. Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, Berger J, Harun N, Goravanchi F. Barcoding: A Process Improvement Initiative to Reduce Errors in Opening Patient Electronic Medical Records in the Perioperative Environment. American Association of Medical Colleges Integrating Quality: Linking Clinical and Education Excellence. Chicago, Illinois, 6/2012.
15. Goravanchi F, Wang S, Kowalski A, Rebello E, French K, Kee S. Management of Breast Needle Localization Patients with Severe Phobia. Quebec City, Canada. Canadian Society of Anesthesiologists 2012 Annual Meeting, 6/2012.
16. Rebello E, Kee S, Kowalski A, Berger J, Goravanchi F. Reducing Errors in Patient Electronic Medical Records in the Perioperative Environment. May 18, 2012. Anesthesia and Analgesia June 2012. Proceedings of the International Anesthesia Research Society 2012 Annual Meeting. Boston, MA S-202, 6/2012.
17. French K, Rebello E, Goravanchi F, Kee S, Veazie M, Kowalski A. I-Gel Associated with Lingual Nerve Neuropraxia: A Report of Two Cases. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2012 Annual Meeting, 5/2012.
18. Rebello, E, Hernandez, M. Holmes A. An Instrument to Identify Quality Improvement Goals and Enhance Patient Care: The Healthcare Matrix. World Congress of Anesthesiologists Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3/2012.
19. Kee S, Kowalski A, Goravanchi F, Berger J, Adalsteinsson S, Rebello E. QR Codes in Anesthesia Presentations. Society of Anesthesia Technology Annual Palm Beach, Florida Meeting, 1/2012.
20. Owusu-Agyemang P, Rebello E, Arunkumar R, Hernandez M, Gombos D, Ruiz J. Assessment of Postoperative Vomiting in Retinoblastoma Patients and their Siblings Undergoing Eye Exams Under Anesthesia. International Society of Ocular Oncology 2011 Biennial Meeting Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12/2011.
21. Owusu-Agyemang P, Rebello E, Arunkumar R, Ruiz J. Evaluation of Postoperative Vomiting in Pediatric Patients in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit Undergoing Eye Exams Under Anesthesia. Society of Pediatric Anesthesia 2011 Annual Meeting San Diego, California., March 31 - April 3, 2011.
22. Rebello, E, Holmes A, Hernandez M. Healthcare Matrix for Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Anesthesia Provider Preference. AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress/44th Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine: Benefits and Risks of Recent Medical Advances, Hong Kong, 11/2010.
23. Rebello, E, Holmes A. Healthcare Matrix for Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Anesthesia Provider Preference. American Society of Anesthesiology 2010 Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, 10/2010.
24. Rebello, E, Cowles C, Kee S, Hernandez M, Sapire K. Evaluation and Implementation of an Automated Medication Dispensing System into Anesthesia Worksites at a Large University Hospital. Int'l Anes. Research Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3/2010.
25. Rebello E, Porche V. Causal Factors that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Anesthesiology. Anesthesia and Analgesia 108(S-80), 3/2009.

Book Chapters

1. Rebello E. Airway Management. In: Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support, 2nd. Ed(s) Mejia, R. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2013.
2. Rebello E. Anesthesia Monitoring Devices. In: Handbook of Biomedical Technology, 2nd. Ed(s) Taylor, Francis, 2013.
3. Rebello E. Endotracheal Intubation. In: Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support, 2nd. Ed(s) Mejia, R. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2013.
4. Singh-Radcliff, N (Eds.). Context-Sensitive Half-Time. In: 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
5. Singh-Radcliff, N (eds.). Upper Respiratory Infection, Preoperatively. In: 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

Last updated: 9/24/2013