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Farzin Goravanchi, D.O.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 Nova Southeastern University of the Health Sciences, North Miami Beach, FL, DO, College of Osteopathic Medicine
1989 University of Houston-University Park, Houston, TX, BS, Biology

Postgraduate Training

6/1995-6/1998 Anesthesia Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
6/1994-6/1995 Transitional Internship, A.M.I. Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, FL
1/1989 Research in Pediatric Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

9/1999 American Board of Anesthesiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Medical Director, ACB, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 10/2007-present
Associate Clinical Director ACB, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2/2007-10/2007
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2000-9/2007
Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/1999-7/2000
Staff Anesthesiologist, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Wharton, TX, 9/1998-5/1999
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UT Health Science Center, Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, 7/1998-8/1998

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Clinical Medical Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Boughey JC, Goravanchi F, Parris RN, Kee SS, Kowalski AM, Frenzel JC, Bedrosian I, Meric-Bernstam F, Hunt KK, Ames FC, Kuerer HM, Lucci A. Prospective Randomized Trial of Paravertebral Block for Patients Undergoing Breast Cancer Surgery. Am J Surg 198(5):720-5, 11/2008. e-Pub 5/2009. PMID: 19427625.

Abstracts

1. Kowalski AM, Goravanchi F, Kuerer H, Milbourne A, Parris RN, Adalsteinsson S. Paravertebral Block for Breast Cancer Surgery: A Case Series Report. Society of Obstetrical Anesthesia and Perinatology 41st Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 4/2009.
2. Boughey JC, Goravanchi F, Parris RN, Kee SS, Frenzel JC, Kowalski A, Hunt KK, Ames FC, Kuerer HM, Lucci A. A Prospective Randomized Trial of Pasravertebral Block for Breast Surgery. American Society of Beast Surgeons 9th Annual Meeting, 5/2008.
3. Kee SS, Hopkins DJ, Goravanchi F, Frenzel JC, Parris RN, Kowalski AM, Potylchansky E, Reece GP. Transorbital Tracheal Intubation: Case Report. SAMBA 23rd Annual Meeting, 5/2008.
4. Berger JS, Kee SS, Parris RN, Ruiz JR, Goravanchi F, Frenzel JC. The Addition of Aprepitant to a three- drug regime reduces the late PONV rate in the high risk patient to one with a lower risk. International Anesthesia Research Society 82nd Clinical and Scientific Congress, 4/2008.
5. Boughey JC, Goravanchi F, Hunt KK, Frenzel J, Kee S, Parris R, Kuerer HM, Ames FC, Lucci A. Paravertebral block in breast surgery: initial experience. American Society of Breast Surgeons 8th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 5/2007.
6. Goravanchi F, Kowalski A, Parris RN, Frenzel JC, Kee SS, Almon N. Paravertebral Block- Case Report. SAMBA 22nd Annual Meeting, 5/2007.
7. Kee SS, Berger J, Villars P, Parris RN, Goravanchi F, Kowalski A, Frenzel JC. Rapid Cycle Change Produces Optimum Clinical Practice: PONV Reduction used as a Paradigm for Training Techniques. SAMBA 22nd Annual Meeting, 5/2007.
8. Goravanchi F. Improved Post-Operative Pain Control Using Paravertebral BLock for Breast Operations. American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2007.
9. Kee S, Berger J, Villars P, Frenzel J, Goravanchi F, Parris R, Kowalski A, Ensor J. Clinical Process Improvement in Reducing Postoperative Nausea or Vomiting (PONV). Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Conference, Houston, TX, 10/2006.
10. Frenzel JC, Berger J, Kee SS, Parris RN, Goravanchi F, Rose J. Supportive Positive Patient ID in the OR through Workflow Changes. Human Factors in Healtcare 2006, 10/2006.

Letters to the Editor

1. Kee SS, Goravanchi F, Frenzel JC. Anesthesiology: Vaporizer Selection- System Malfunction in Drager Narkomed 2C. Anesthesiology 104:563-4, 4/2006.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Goravanchi F. Paravertebral Block and Breast Surgery, 1/2006.
 

Other

1. Video Documentary. Paravertebral Blocks at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Breast Surgery, December 2005.
2. Teaching Video. Paravertebral Block Procedure Technique, 2010.

Last updated: 6/11/2013