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Lara Bashoura, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Medical Director, Cardiopulmonary Center, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director, Quality Improvement Program, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1997 University of Jordan, Faculty of Medicine, Amman, Jordan, MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Diploma

Postgraduate Training

1/2007-6/2007 Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Educational Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Sherry Martin, M.Ed. M.T.
7/2004-12/2004 Clinical Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Max Hirshkowitz, PhD
7/2001-6/2004 Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Kalpalatha Guntupalli, MD
7/1998-6/2001 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, Janet Schlechte, MD

Board Certifications

11/2009 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2005 Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
1/2004 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care
1/2003 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
1/2001 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2/2005-8/2011

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Associate Clinical Medical Director, Cardiopulmonary Center, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-9/2011
Associate Director, Sleep Laboratory, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2006-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Faiz SA, Ordonez NG, Morice RC, Bashoura L, Jimenez CA. Bronchial chloroma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 190(2):e5-6, 7/2014. PMID: 25025362.
2. Ost DE, Jimenez CA, Lei X, Cantor SB, Grosu HB, Lazarus DR, Faiz SA, Bashoura L, Shannon VR, Balachandran D, Noor L, Hashmi YB, Casal RF, Morice RC, Eapen GA. Quality-adjusted Survival Following Treatment of Malignant Pleural Effusions with Indwelling Pleural Catheters. Chest 145(6):1347-56, 6/2014. PMID: 24480929.
3. Balachandran D, Faiz SA, Bashoura L, Manzullo E. Cancer-Related Fatigue and Sleep Disorders. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 6/2013. e-Pub 6/2013.
4. Faiz SA, Bashoura L, Lei X, Sampat KR, Brown TC, Eapen GA, Morice RC, Ferrajoli A, Jimenez CA. Pleural Effusions in Patients with Acute Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Leuk Lymphoma 54(2):329-35, 2/2013. e-Pub 9/2012. PMID: 22812422.
5. Casal RF, Bashoura L, Ost D, Chiu HT, Faiz SA, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Eapen GA. Detecting Medical Device Complications: Lessons From an Indwelling Pleural Catheter Clinic. Am J Med Qual 30(12):69-75, Jan-Feb, 1/2013. e-Pub 7/3/2012. PMID: 22763365.
6. Almeida FA, Bruno DS, Faiz S, Hinrichs B, Eapen GA, Bashoura L. Hemothorax Treated With Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheter. Are All Hemothoraces the Same? J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 18(3):264-4, 7/2011. PMID: 23208571.
7. Alousi A, Ghosh S, Rice D, Moran C, Manning JT, Ilieusu C, Hymes S, Kim S, Bashoura L, Kornblau S, Dickey BF. Pleuropericarditis, Obliterative bronchioloitis, and Lymphocytic Interstitial pneumonitis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. BMJ, 2/2011.
8. Alousi A, Ghosh S, Rice D, Moran C, Manning JT, Iliescu C, Hymes S, Kim S, Bashoura L, Kornblau S, Dickey BF. Pleuropericarditis, obliterative bronchiolitis and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. BMJ Case Rep 2011, 2011. e-Pub 2/2011. PMID: 22707568.
9. Bashoura L, Gupta S, Jain A, Couriel DR, Komanduri KV, Eapen GA, Safdar A, Broglio KR, Adachi R, Dickey BF. Inhaled corticosteroids stabilize constrictive bronchiolitis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant 41(1):63-67, 1/2008. e-Pub 10/15/2007. PMID: 17934530.
10. Gupta S, Jain A, Warneke CL, Gupta A, Shannon VR, Morice RC, Onn A, Jimenez CA, Bashoura L, Giralt SA, Dickey BF, Eapen GA. Outcome of alveolar hemorrhage in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Bone Marrow Transplant 40(1):71-78, 7/2007. e-Pub 5/2007. PMID: 17483846.
11. Lee SH, Kiss A, Xu J, Qian Y, Bashoura L, Kheradmand F, Corry DB. Airway glycoprotein secretion parallels production and predicts airway obstruction in pulmonary allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 113(1):72-8, 1/2004. PMID: 14713910.
12. Bashoura L, Hanania N. Confronting the challenges of asthma in the elderly patient. J Resp Dis 25:310-316, 2004.

Invited Articles

1. Ross R, Bashoura L. Optimizing spirometry practices. Advance Managers Resp Care 11:57-58, 2002.

Abstracts

1. Keus L, Bashoura L, Morice R, David B, Kellner C, Lei X, Faiz S. Pulmonary Function Testing in Patients with Tracheostomies. Poster presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, 2012.
2. Bashoura L, Balachandran D, Aaron-Remmert BK. Faiz SA. Sleep Disorders in Patients with Breast Cancer Based on Polysomnographic Data. Poster Presentation, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 12/2009.
3. Faiz S, Balachandran D, Aaron-Remmert B, Bashoura L. Significant sleep disordered breathing in patients with head and neck cancers and radiation. Oral presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, 2009.
4. Balachandran D, Bashoura L, Faiz S, Aaron-Remmert B, Kallen M, Valdres R, Lam T, Escalante C, Manzullo E. Sleep disorders in patients with cancer-related fatigue. Oral presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, 2009.
5. Balachandran D, Bashoura L, Gantella S, Aaron-Remmert B, Thompson N, Bekele N, Faiz S, Hirshkowitz M, Perrier N. Effects of parathyroidectomy on sleep. Poster Presentation, Sleep, 2008.
6. R Majid, L Bashoura. Unsuspecting primary endobronchial rhizopus infection. Poster presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, 2007.
7. Gupta S, Bashoura L, Jain A, Eapen G, Adachi R, Dickey B. Constrictive bronchiolitis: roles of viral and allergic inflammation. Poster Presentation, American Thoracic Society, 2006.
8. Baser S, Onn A, Eapen G, Jimenez C, Shannon V, Bashoura L, Rohatgi N, Morice R, Duvic M. Pulmonary manifestations in patients with mycosis fungoides. Poster presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, 2006.
9. Rohatgi N, Baser S, Jimenez C, Balachandran D, Bashoura L, Adachi R, Onn A. Sarcoidosis in a cancer center. Poster presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, 2006.

Book Chapters

1. Kaplan R; Stover D; Dickey BF; Bashoura L; Wischer E. Noninfectious Complications That Mimic Infection. In: Principles of Management of Infections in Cancer Patients, 2011.
2. Shannon VR, Eapen GA, Jimemz CA, Morice RC, Travis EL, Bashoura L, Safadr A, Adachi R, Pravinkumar SE, Dickey BF. Respiratory Complications. In: Cancer Medicine Edition 8. BC Decker, 2009.
3. Shannon VR, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Travis EL, Bashoura L, Safdar A, Adachi R, Pravinkumar SE, Dickey BF. Respiratory Complications. In: Cancer Medicine Edition 7. BC Decker, 2050-2173, 2006.

Letters to the Editor

1. Grosu HB, Eapen GA, Morice RC, Ost D, Bashoura L, Faiz S, Jimenez CA. Complications of removal of indwelling pleural catheters. Chest 142(4):1071; author reply 1071-2, 10/2012. PMID: 23032463.

Last updated: 7/24/2014