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Joseph S. Chiang, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 409
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FC13.2004
Phone: 713-792-6911

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1985 Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, MD, Medicine
1979 University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, MS, Plastic Engineering
1974 Chung Yuan College of Science and Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, BS, Chemistry, Minor in Psychiatry

Board Certifications

1/1994 American Board of Anesthesiology
1/1993 American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomat

Honors and Awards

2004 Merit of Excellence Award for a Scientific Exhibit, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Lu CC, Lin TC, Chiang JS, et.al. Effects of Changes in Alveolar Ventilation on Isoflurane Arterial Blood Concentration and Its Uptake into the Human Body. Pharmacology 83:150-156, 6/2009.
2. Garcia MK, Chiang JS, et at. Acupuncture for radiation-induced xerostomia in cancer patients: a pilot study. Head and Neck, April 17, 2009, 4/2009. PMID: 19378325.
3. Chiang JS, Garcia KM. Acupuncture to prevent prolonged postoperative ileus: a randomized clinical trial. Medical Acupuncture 20(2):83-8, 6/2008.
4. Chiang JS. Effect of Acupuncture on Circulating Cytokines in Healthy Subjects. Medical Acupuncture: A Journal for Physicians 15:19-23, 2004.

Books (edited and written)

1. Yen MS, Chiang JS, Chen ML. Buddhist Healing Touch: A Self-Care Program for Pain Relief and Wellness. Inner Tradition International Ltd., 2001.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Acupuncture to Prevent Postoperative Paralytic Ileus
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 6/15/2003 - 2/28/2007

Last updated: 4/8/2013