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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

2002 University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, MBCHB, Medicine
1999 University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, BS, Human Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2010-6/2011 Clinical Fellowship, Department of Palliative Care and Rehab Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/2007-6/2010 Clinical Residency, Department of Internal Medicine, Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, PA

Board Certifications

10/2012 American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
8/2010 The American Board of Internal Medicine
8/2005 ECFMG

Honors and Awards

2002 Best Clinical Presentation, University of Science and Technology

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Physician, 9/2014-present
American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Physician, 2010-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL
Physician, 2015-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Physician, 5/2014-present
Texas Medical Association, Houston, TX
Physician, 5/2014-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Yennu S, Reddy A, Desai H, Reddy S, de la Cruz M, Wu J, Liu D, Rodriguez EM, Waletich J, Shin SH, Gayle V, Patel P, Salal S, Vidal M, Tanco K, Arthur J, Tallie K, Williams J, Silvestre J, Bruera E. The Equianalgesic Conversion Ratio from Hydrocodone to Strong Opioids in Cancer Patients. The Oncologist. In Press.
2. Reddy A, Yennurajalingam S, Desai H, Reddy S, de la Cruz M, Wu J, Liu D, Rodriguez EM, Waletich J, Shin SH, Gayle V, Patel P, Dalal S, Vidal M, Tanco K, Arthur J, Tallie K, Williams J, Silvestre J, Bruera E. The opioid rotation ratio of hydrocodone to strong opioids in cancer patients. Oncologist 19(11):1186-93, 11/2014. e-Pub 10/23/2014. PMCID: PMC4221365.
3. Arthur J, Yennurajalingam S, Nguyen L, Tanco K, Chisholm G, Hui D, Bruera E. The Routine use of the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain in an outpatient supportive care center. Palliat Support Care. e-Pub 10/14/2014. PMID: 25311930.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.

Abstracts

1. Yennu S, Kim YJ, Zhang Y, Park JC, Hui D, Kang DH, Arthur J, Chisholm GB, Williams JL, Reddy SJ, Bruera E. Association between Feeling of Well-Being and Overall Survival in Advanced Lung or Non-Colonic Gastrointestinal Patients Receiving Palliative Care. J Clin Onco 32(Suppl 31) (#199), 10/2014.
2. 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. Journal of Clinical Oncology(Supplement 31) (#180), meeting.ascopubs.org/. e-Pub 10/2014.
3. 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. J Pain Symptom Manage 43(2):466 (#776), 3/2012.
4. Abiola F, Arthur J. A 19 Year Old With a Chestwall Mass, Pinnacle Health Hospital Annual Medical Education Day; Harrisburg, PA, 4/2010.
5. Gorrepati VS, Arthur J, Cheriyath P, Fischman D. Is Elevated Bilirubin A Protective Factor for Asthma? An Analysis of NHANES 2005-2006 Data. Journal of Respiratory Care 54(11):1527 (#680013), 11/2009.
6. Arthur J, Gorrepati VS, Cheriyath P, Fischman D, Farooq U. Role of Alcohol Abuse in Asthma Exacerbation- An Analysis of NHANES 2005/2006 Survey. Journal of Respiratory Care 54(11):1527 (#680016), 11/2009.
7. 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.
8. Arthur J, Farooq U, Goldman J. An HIV Patient with Ataxia, Pinnacle Health Hospital Annual Medical Education Day; Harrisburg, PA, 4/2009.
9. 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.

Book Chapters

1. Arthur J. Chapter 109-Chemotherapy and Radiation Induced Emesis. In: Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, 2nd. Ed(s) E Bruera, I Higginson, CF von Guten, T Morita. CRC Press: United Kingdom, 2014. ISBN: 9781444135251.
2. Arthur J. Chapter 4.5-Metabolic Acidosis. In: Internal Medicine Issues In Palliative Cancer Care. Ed(s) D Hui, E Bruera. Oxford University Press, USA: New York, 83, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199329755.
3. Arthur J. Chapter 7.4-Osteomyelitis. In: Internal Medicine Issues on Palliative Cancer Care. Ed(s) D Hui, E Bruera. Oxford University Press, USA: New York, 161, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199329755.
4. Arthur J. Constipation and bowel obstruction. In: Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Care, 2nd. Ed(s) Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Oxford University Press: New York. Submitted.
5. Arthur J, Bruera E. Disease specific oncology – disease specific palliative care. In: Palliative Care in Oncology. Springer: Germany. Submitted.

Last updated: 1/23/2015