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Marvin O. Delgado Guay, M.D.

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
Unit Number: 1414
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT5.5010
Phone: 713 745-8190
Fax: 713 792-6092
Email: marvin.delgado@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1999 Francisco Marroquin University School of Medicine, Guatemala City,, Guatemala, MD, Medicine
1995 Francisco Marroquin University School of Medicine, Guatemala City,, BS, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

6/2008-7/2007 Research Fellowship, Palliative Care and Symptom Control, Chief Research Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Program Directors: Suresh Reddy,MD/ Eduardo Bruera, MD
6/2007-7/2006 Clinical Fellowship, Palliative Care and Symptom Control, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Program Directors: Suresh Reddy,MD/ Eduardo Bruera, MD
7/2005-6/2006 Clinical Fellowship, Geriatrics, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, Program Director: Alan Abrams, MD
6/2003-6/2005 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL, Program Director: Dennis Levinson, MD
6/2002-6/2003 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Houston, TX, Program Director: Dennis Levinson, MD

Board Certifications

2005 American Board of Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 7/2008-9/2011

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Staff, Asociacion de Salud Integral “ASI” Clinica Familiar “Luis", Hospital General San Juan de Dios, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 11/2001-5/2002
Staff, Nuestra Señora del Pilar Private Hospital Nuestra Señora del Pilar. Private Hospital, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 8/1999-11/2001

Honors and Awards

2010-2011 Dean's Award to Teaching Excellence, Geriatric and Palliative Care, The University of Texas, Medical School at Houston

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Delgado-Guay MO, Hui D, Parsons HA, Govan K, De la Cruz M, Thorney S, Bruera E. Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual pain in advanced cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage 41(6):986-94, 6/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21402459.
2. Hui D, de la Cruz M, Thorney S, Parsons HA, Delgado-Guay M, Bruera E. The frequency and correlates of spiritual distress among patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28(4):264-70, 6/2011. e-Pub 11/2010. PMID: 21057143.
3. Delgado-Guay M, Yennurajalingam S, Parsons H, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Association between self-reported sleep disturbance and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 41(5):819-27, 5/2011. e-Pub 2/2011. PMID: 21306864.
4. Parsons HA, de la Cruz MJ, Zhukovsky DS, Hui D, Delgado-Guay MO, Akitoye AE, El Osta B, Palmer L, Palla SL, Bruera E. Characteristics of patients who refuse do-not-resuscitate orders upon admission to an acute palliative care unit in a comprehensive cancer center. Cancer 116(12):3061-70, 6/2010. PMID: 20564412.
5. Delgado-Guay MO. Efficacy and safety of fentanyl buccal for cancer pain management by administration through a soluble film: an update. Cancer Manag Res 2:303-6, 2010. e-Pub 11/2010. PMCID: PMC3033036.
6. Delgado-Guay M, Parsons HA, Li Z, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Symptom distress in advanced cancer patients with anxiety and depression in the palliative care setting. Support Care Cancer 17(5):573-9, 5/2009. e-Pub 11/2008. PMID: 19005686.
7. Elsayem A, Mori M, Parsons HA, Munsell MF, Hui D, Delgado-Guay MO, Paraskevopoulos T, Fadul NA, Bruera E. Predictors of inpatient mortality in an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center. Support Care Cancer. e-Pub 4/2009. PMID: 19350282.
8. Delgado-Guay MO, Parsons HA, Li Z, Palmer LJ, Bruera E. Symptom distress, interventions, and outcomes of intensive care unit cancer patients referred to a palliative care consult team. Cancer 115(2):437-45, 1/2009. PMID: 19107768.
9. Parsons HA, Shukkoor A, Quan H, Delgado-Guay MO, Palmer JL, Fainsinger R, Bruera E. Intermittent subcutaneous opioids for the management of cancer pain. J Palliat Med 11(10):1319-24, 12/2008. PMCID: PMC2982713.
10. Delgado-Guay MO, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Delirium with severe symptom expression related to hypercalcemia in a patient with advanced cancer: an interdisciplinary approach to treatment. J Pain Symptom Manage 36(4):442-9, 10/2008. e-Pub 4/2008. PMID: 18440772.
11. Parsons HA, Delgado-Guay MO, El Osta B, Chacko R, Poulter V, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Alcoholism screening in patients with advanced cancer: impact on symptom burden and opioid use. J Palliat Med 11(7):964-8, 9/2008. PMCID: PMC2988458.
12. Delgado-Guay MO, Bruera E. Management of pain in the older person with cancer. Part 2: treatment options. Oncology (Williston Park) 22(2):148-52; discussion 152, 155, 160 passim, 2/2008. PMID: 18409661.
13. Delgado-Guay MO, Bruera E. Management of pain in the older person with cancer. Oncology (Williston Park) 22(1):56-61, 1/2008. PMID: 18251283.

Abstracts

1. Delgado Guay M, Parsons HA, Hui D, De La Cruz M, Govan KB, Thorney S, Bruera E. Spirituality: An expression of inner strength and meaning of life in patients with advanced cancer (ACAP) and their caregivers in the palliative care setting. Eur J Palliat Care 12 Congress of the Association for Palliative Care(Abstracts Book) 250, 5/2011.
2. Delgado Guay MO, Hui D, De La Cruz M, Parsons H, Thorney S, Bruera E. Spiritual Pain as an Expression of Suffering in Advanced Cancer Patients' Caregivers in the Palliative Care Setting. Palliative Medicine 24(4):S171, 6/2010.
3. Parsons H, Delgado-Guay M, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Alcoholism screening in advanced cancer patients: Impact on symptom burden and opioid use. American Society of Clinical Oncology, 6/2008.
4. Delgado-Guay M, Parsons H, Palmer JL, Bruera E. The association between anxiety, depression, and frequency and intensity of physical symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) (#192), 6/2008.
5. Elsayem AF, Mori M, Parsons HA, Munsell M, Fadul NA, Hui D, Delgado-Guay MP, Paraskevopoulos T, Bruera E. • Factors associated with mortality in an inpatient acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center. J Clin Oncol 26(May 20 Suppl) (#20756), 5/2008.
6. Delgado-Guay MO, Parsons HA, Palmer JL, Li Z, Bruera E. • Symptom distress, interventions, and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) cancer patients referred to a palliative care consult team (PCT). J Clin Oncol 26(May 20 suppl) (#20520), 5/2008.
7. Delgado-Guay M, Elsayem A, Curry E, Munsel M, Paraskevopoulos T, Calderon B, Parsons H, Bruera E. Subcutaneous olanzapine for hyperactive or mixed delirium in a comprehensive cancer center. European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC), 5/2008.
8. Del Fabbro E, Dalal S, Delgado M, Freer G, Bruera E. Secondary vs. primary cachexia in patients with advanced cancer - Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings Part I. J Clin Onc 25(18S) (#9128), 6/2007.
9. Waheed A, Delgado M, Ahuja M, Agnihotri P. Poster 74: Relationship of Anemia on Inpatients rehabilitation Outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86(10):e24-e25, 10/2005.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Training Excellence in Aging Studies
Funding Source: Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, University of Texas Medical School
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 1/2009 - 12/2012

Last updated: 7/15/2014