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Ivo W. Tremont, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1987 Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/2001-6/2003 Clinical Fellowship, Neuro-Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/1997-6/2001 Clinical Residency, Neurology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
11/1995-6/1997 Clinical Fellowship, Clinical Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1/1993-11/1995 Clinical Residency, Medical Oncology, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
12/1989-12/1992 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
12/1987-12/1989 Clinical Internship, Rural Medicine, Instituto Venezolano de Los Seguros Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela

Board Certifications

10/2008 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
9/2002 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Director of Clinical Operation, Department of Neuro-Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 4/2013-present
Quality Officer, Department of Neuro-Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2010-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Clinical Research Committee, 9/2010-9/2012

Honors and Awards

2004 Resident Teaching Award, Medical University of South Carolina
2003-2004 Best Neurology Teaching Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, 3rd Yr Medical Student Class
2003 Travel Award, M. D. Anderson Alumni Association
2001 Outstanding Neurology Resident Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School
2000 JF Penry Epilepsy Mini-Fellowship Program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Member, 2010-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, 2010-present
European Neurological Society
Member, 2010-present
European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
Member, 2009-present
Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
Member, 2010-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Kamiya-Matsuoka C, Blas-Boria D, Williams MD, Garciarena P, Tummala S, Tremont-Lukats IW. N-type calcium channel antibody-mediated paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis: A diagnostic challenge. J Neurol Sci 338(1-2):188-90, 3/2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMID: 24462122.
2. Gilbert MR, Dignam JJ, Armstrong TS, Wefel JS, Blumenthal DT, Vogelbaum MA, Colman H, Chakravarti A, Pugh S, Won M, Jeraj R, Brown PD, Jaeckle KA, Schiff D, Stieber VW, Brachman DG, Werner-Wasik M, Tremont-Lukats IW, Sulman EP, Aldape KD, Curran WJ, Mehta MP. A Randomized Trial of Bevacizumab for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma. N Engl J Med 370(8):699-708, 2/20/2014. PMCID: PMC4201043.
3. Alexander BM, Wang M, Yung WK, Fine HA, Donahue BA, Tremont IW, Richards RS, Kerlin KJ, Hartford AC, Curran WJ, Mehta MP. A phase II study of conventional radiation therapy and thalidomide for supratentorial, newly-diagnosed glioblastoma (RTOG 9806). J Neurooncol 111(1):33-9, 1/2013. PMID: 23086432.
4. Tremont-Lukats IW. The Toxicity of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy on the Central Nervous System. J Support Oncol. e-Pub 4/2012. PMID: 22542044.
5. Tremont-Lukats IW, Garciarena P, Juarbe R, El-Abassi RN. The immune inflammatory reconstitution syndrome and central nervous system toxoplasmosis. Ann Intern Med 150(9):656-7, 5/2009. PMID: 19414855.
6. Tremont-Lukats IW, Ratilal BO, Armstrong T, Gilbert MR. Antiepileptic drugs for preventing seizures in people with brain tumors. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(2):CD004424, 2008. PMID: 18425902.
7. Groves MD, Puduvalli VK, Chang SM, Conrad CA, Gilbert MR, Tremont-Lukats IW, Liu TJ, Peterson P, Schiff D, Cloughesy TF, Wen PY, Greenberg H, Abrey LE, DeAngelis LM, Hess KR, Lamborn KR, Prados MD, Yung WK. A North American brain tumor consortium (NABTC 99-04) phase II trial of temozolomide plus thalidomide for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. J Neurooncol 81(3):271-7, 2/2007. e-Pub 9/2006. PMID: 17031561.
8. Tremont-Lukats IW, Hutson PR, Backonja MM. A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled pilot trial of extended IV lidocaine infusion for relief of ongoing neuropathic pain. Clin J Pain 22(3):266-71, Mar-Apr, 3/2006. PMID: 16514327.
9. Tremont-Lukats IW, Challapalli V, McNicol ED, Lau J, Carr DB. Systemic administration of local anesthetics to relieve neuropathic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesth Analg 101(6):1738-49, 12/2005. PMID: 16301253.
10. McDonald JM, See SJ, Tremont IW, Colman H, Gilbert MR, Groves M, Burger PC, Louis DN, Giannini C, Fuller G, Passe S, Blair H, Jenkins RB, Yang H, Ledoux A, Aaron J, Tipnis U, Zhang W, Hess K, Aldape K. The prognostic impact of histology and 1p/19q status in anaplastic oligodendroglial tumors. Cancer 104(7):1468-77, 10/1/2005. PMID: 16088966.
11. Burton AW, Reddy SK, Shah HN, Tremont-Lukats IW, Mendel E. Percutaneous vertebroplasty--a technique to treat refractory spinal pain in the setting of advanced metastatic cancer: a case series. J Pain Symptom Manage 30(1):87-95, 7/2005. PMID: 16043012.
12. Challapalli V, Tremont-Lukats IW, McNicol ED, Lau J, Carr DB. Systemic administration of local anesthetic agents to relieve neuropathic pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(4):CD003345, 2005. PMID: 16235318.
13. Boeve BF, Tremont-Lukats IW, Waclawik AJ, Murrell JR, Hermann B, Jack CR, Shiung MM, Smith GE, Nair AR, Lindor N, Koppikar V, Ghetti B. Longitudinal characterization of two siblings with frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 associated with the S305N tau mutation. Brain 128(Pt 4). e-Pub 12/22/2004. PMID: 15615814.
14. Giglio P, Tremont-Lukats IW, Groves MD. Response of neoplastic meningitis from solid tumors to oral capecitabine. J Neurooncol 65(2):167-72, 11/2003. PMID: 14686737.
15. Tremont-Lukats IW, Bobustuc G, Lagos GK, Lolas K, Kyritsis AP, Puduvalli VK. Brain metastasis from prostate carcinoma: The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center experience. Cancer 98(2):363-8, 7/15/2003. PMID: 12872358.
16. Herman MA, Tremont-Lukats IW, Meyers CA, Trask DD, Froseth C, Renschler MF, Mehta MP. Neurocognitive and functional assessment of patients with brain metastases: a pilot study. Am J Clin Oncol 26(3):273-9, 6/2003. PMID: 12796600.
17. Tremont-Lukats IW, Gilbert MR. Advances in molecular therapies in patients with brain tumors. Cancer Control 10(2):125-37, Mar-Apr, 3/2003. PMID: 12712007.
18. Tremont-Lukats IW, Fuller GN, Ribalta T, Giglio P, Groves MD. Paraneoplastic chorea: case study with autopsy confirmation. Neuro Oncol 4(3):192-5, 7/2002. PMCID: PMC1920638.
19. Tremont-Lukats IW, Megeff C, Backonja MM. Anticonvulsants for neuropathic pain syndromes: mechanisms of action and place in therapy. Drugs 60(5):1029-52, 11/2000. PMID: 11129121.
20. Tremont-Lukats IW, Teixeira GM, Hernández DE. Primitive reflexes in a case-control study of patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus type 1. J Neurol 246(7):540-3, 7/1999. PMID: 10463353.
21. Tremont-Lukats IW, Teixeira GM, Hernández DE. [Nine primitive reflexes in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Results of a case-control study]. Gac Med Mex 135(2):101-6, Mar-Apr, 3/1999. PMID: 10327745.
22. Tremont-Lukats IW, Serbanescu R, Teixeira GM, Iriza E, Hernández DE, Schneider C. Multivariate analysis of primitive reflexes in patients with human immunodeficiency virus type-1 infection and neurocognitive dysfunction. Ital J Neurol Sci 20(1):17-22, 2/1999. PMID: 10933480.
23. Tremont-Lukats IW, Teixeira GM. Cervical cancer decreasing, but not everywhere. Lancet 350(9075):449, 8/9/1997. PMID: 9259688.
24. Tremont-Lukats IW, Avila JL, Hernández D, Vásquez J, Teixeira GM, Rojas M. Antibody levels against alpha-galactosyl epitopes in sera of patients with squamous intraepithelial lesions and early invasive cervical carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 64(2):207-12, 2/1997. PMID: 9038265.
25. Tremont-Lukats IW, Teixeira GM, Vásquez J, Hernández D. Validity of colposcopy to identify and grade squamous intraepithelial lesions among Venezuelan women. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 18(1):57-60, 1997. PMID: 9061326.
26. Tremont-Lukats IW, Teixeira GM. Comparison of Granisetron, ondansetron, and tropisetron in the prophylaxis of acute nausea and vomiting induced by cisplatin for the treatment of head and neck cancer. A randomized controlled trial. Cancer 78(11):2450-3, 12/1/1996. PMID: 8941020.
27. Tremont-Lukats IW, Avila JL, Tapia F, Hernández D, Cáceres-Dittmar G, Rojas M. Abnormal expression of galactosyl(alpha 1-->3) galactose epitopes in squamous cells of the uterine cervix infected by human papillomavirus. Pathobiology 64(5):239-46, 1996. PMID: 9068006.
Other Articles
1. Gilbert MR, Armstrong T, Tremont-Lukats IW. Seizures in patients with brain tumors. Topics in Seizure Management, 2002.

Book Chapters

1. Tremont-Lukats IW, Aldape K. Astroblastomas. In: Textbook of Neuro-Oncology. Ed(s) M Berger, M Prados. Saunders: Philadelphia. In Press.
2. Tremont-Lukats IW, Gilbert MR. Cytotoxic chemotherapy for diffuse gliomas. In: Tumors of the brain and spine. Ed(s) F DeMonte, MR Gilbert, A Mahajan, IE McCutcheon. M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series, Springer: New York, 2006.
3. Tremont-Lukats IW, Bruera E. NK-1 receptor antagonists in the management of nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy. In: Nausea and Vomiting in Chemotherapy. Ed(s) A Berger. CMP United Business Media, 2004.
4. Mehta MP, Tremont-Lukats IW. Radiosurgery for single and multiple brain metastases. In: Intracranial Metastases: Current management strategies. Ed(s) R Sawaya. Blackwell Publishing: Malden MA, 139-164, 2004.
5. Tremont-Lukats IW, Mehta MP. Brain Metastases. In: Clinical hematology and oncology: Presentations, diagnosis, and treatment. Ed(s) B Furie, R Mayer, P Cassileth, M Atkins. Churchill Livingstone: Philadelphia, 1062-1076, 2003.
6. Tremont-Lukats IW. Other CNS Tumors. In: Saunders Manual of Neurologic Practice. Ed(s) R Evans. W.B. Saunders: Philadelphia, 290-295, 2003.
7. Mehta MP, Tremont-Lukats IW. Evaluation and management of brain metastases. In: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book. Lippincott & Williams: Baltimore, 375-382, 2002.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Mehta MP, Tremont-Lukats IW. Evaluation and management of brain metastases. In: Perry MD (Ed.) American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book. Lippincott & Williams: Baltimore, 375-382, 2002.

Last updated: 6/18/2015