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Joseph A Arthur, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1414
Houston, TX 77030

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1999 University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, BS, Human Biology

Board Certifications

10/2011 ACLS
7/2009 BLS
8/2005 ECFMG

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Arthur J, Bruera E. Supportive and palliative care: A poorly understood science for the perioperative clinician. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 27(4):563-73, 12/2013. e-Pub 10/15/2013. PMID: 24267558.
2. Arthur J, Kwon JH, Reddy S, Quinn DC, Bruera E, Hui D. Assessing Patient Care in Palliative Care Using the Healthcare Matrix. J Palliat Med 16(8):987-92, 8/2013. e-Pub 3/26/2013. PMID: 23531023.
3. Arthur J, Hui D, Reddy S, Bruera E. Till Death Do Us Part: Getting Married at the End Of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage 44(3):466-70, 9/2012. e-Pub 6/2012. PMID: 22682789.
4. Hui D, Arthur J, Dalal S, Bruera E. Quality of the Supportive and Palliative Oncology Literature: A Focused Analysis on Randomized Controlled Trials. Support Care Cancer 20(8):1779-85, 8/2012. e-Pub 9/2011. PMID: 21935717.
5. Arthur J, Fischman D, Cheriyath P, Gorrepati V. Role of Alcohol Abuse in Asthma Exacerbation- An Analysis of NHANES 2005/2006 Data, 11/2009.


1. Arthur J, Nguyen L, Yennu S, Hui D. Characteristics of Cancer Pain in an Outpatient Palliative Care Center According to the ECS-CP, AAHPM and HPNA; Denver, CO, 3/2012.
2. Abiola F, Arthur J. A 19 Year Old With a Chestwall Mass, Pinnacle Health Hospital Annual Medical Education Day; Harrisburg, PA, 4/2010.
3. Arthur J, Whitelock K, Gorrepati V, Cheriyath P. Anemia- A Case of the Mistaken Identity, Pennsylvania Society of Oncology & Hematology and Premier Oncology Hematology Management Society's 2009 Joint Fall Meeting; Hershey, PA, 10/2009.
4. Arthur J, Farooq U, Goldman J. An HIV Patient with Ataxia, Pinnacle Health Hospital Annual Medical Education Day; Harrisburg, PA, 4/2009.
5. Arthur J, Farooq U, Goldman J. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Society of General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting; New Brunswick, NJ, 3/2009. e-Pub 3/2009.
6. Arthur JA, Yennurajalingam S, Nguyen L, Tanco, K, Chisholm G, Bruera E. The Routine Use of the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain in an outpatient Supportive Care Center. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Submitted.

Book Chapters

1. Arthur J. Chemotherapy and Radiation Induced Emesis. In: Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Second Edition. CRC Press, UK, 2013.
2. Arthur J. Metabolic Acidosis. In: Internal Medicine Issues In Palliative Cancer Care. Oxford University Press, USA. Submitted.
3. Arthur J. Osteomyelitis. In: Internal Medicne Issues on Palliative Cancer Care. Oxford University Press, USA. Submitted.

Last updated: 7/29/2014