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Rony Dev, DO

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2000 Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, DO, Osteopathic Medicine
1995 University of Illinois,Urbana, Urbana-Champaign, IL, MS, Cell & Molecular Biology
1994 University of Illinois,Urbana, Urbana-Champaign, IL, BS, Cell & Molecular Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2006-6/2007 Clinical Fellowship, Palliative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/2001-6/2004 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine(Allopathic), Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, MI
7/2000-6/2001 Clinical Internship, Henry Ford Hospital/Bi-County Hospital, Detroit, MI

Board Certifications

1/2009 Palliative Care
2004 Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2007-2013

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Private Practice-Hospitalist(IPC), Baylor Grapevine Regional Medical Center, Grapevine, TX, 2004-2006
Research Associate, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 7/1995-6/1996

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hui D, Sun-Hyun K, Roquemore J, Dev R, Chisholm G, Bruera E. Impact of Outpatient Palliative Care on Quality of End-of-life Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer. In Press.
2. Hui D, Bansal S, Morgado M, Dev R, Chisholm G, Bruera E. Phase Angle for Prognostication of Survival in Patients with Advanced Cancer: Preliminary Findings. Cancer. In Press.
3. Hui D, Santos, RD, Kilgore K, Silva TB, Chishom G, Perez-Cruz PE, Crovador CS, Leite RA, Del Fabbro E, Nascimento MSA, Zhukovsky D, Seriaco F, Reddy S, Frascari LM, Yennu S, Paiva CE, Dev R, Hall S, Fajardo J, Bruera E. Clinical Signs of Impending Death in Cancer Patients: A Longitudinal Prospective Observational Study. Oncologist. e-Pub 4/2014.
4. Rhondali W, Dev R, Barbaret C, Chirac A, Font-Truchet C, Vallet F, Bruera E, Fiblet M. Family Conferences: A Survey of Palliative Care Health Providers in France. J Pain Symptom Manage. e-Pub 4/2014.
5. Dev R, Hui D, Del Fabbro E, Delgado-Guay MO, Sobti N, Dalal S, Bruera E. The Association among Hypogonadism, Symptom Burden, and Survival in Male Patients with Advanced Cancer. Cancer. e-Pub 2/2014.
6. Hui D, Nooruddin Z, Didwaniya N, Dev R, DeLaCruz M, Kin Sh, Kwon JH, Hutchins R, Liem C, Bruera, E. Concepts and Definitions for "Actively Dying,""End of Life," "Terminally Ill," "Terminal Care," and "Transition of Care". A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. e-Pub 6/2013.
7. Del Fabbro E, Garcia J, Dev R, Hui D, Palmer JL, Schover L, Bruera E. Testosterone replacement for fatigue in male hypogonadic patients with advanced cancer: A preliminary double blind placebo controlled trial. Supp Care in Cancer. e-Pub 5/2013.
8. Dev R, Coulson L, Del Fabbro E, Palla S, Yennurajalingam S, Rhondali W, Bruera E. A Prospective Study of Family Conferences: Effects of Patient Presence on Emotional Expression and End-of-life Discussions. J Pain Symptom Manage. e-Pub 3/2013.
9. Del Fabbro E, Dev R, Hui D, Palmer L, Bruera E. The effects of melatonin on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: A double-blind placebo controlled trial. J Clin Oncol 31(10):1271-6, 4/2013, 2013.
10. Hui D, De La Cruz M, Mori M, Parsons HA, Kwon JH, Torres-Vigil I, Kim SH, Dev R, Hutchins R, Liem C, Kang DH, Bruera E. Concepts and Definitions for "Supportive Care", "Best Supportive Care", "Palliative Care" and "Hospice Care" in the Published Literature, Dictionaries and Textbooks. Supportive Care in Cancer 21(3), 3/2013. e-Pub 8/2012.
11. Del Fabbro E, Dev R, Cabanillas ME, Busaidy NL, Rodriguez EC, Bruera E. Extreme hypothyroidism associated with sunitinib treatment for metastatic renal cancer. J Chemother 24(4):221-225, 8/2012.
12. Del Fabbro E, Parsons H, Warneke CL, Pulivarthi K, Litton J, Dev R, Palla S, Brewster A, Bruera E. The Relationship Between Body Composition and Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Women with Operable Breast Cancer. Oncologist 17(10), 7/2012. e-Pub 8/2012.
13. Dev R, Parsons HA, Palla S, Palmer JL, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Undocumented alcoholism and its correlation with tobacco and illegal drug use in advanced cancer patients. Cancer 117(19):4551-6, 10/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21446042.
14. Del Fabbro E, Hui D, Dalal S, Dev R, Noorhuddin Z, Bruera E. Clinical Outcomes and Contributors to Weight Loss in a Cancer Cachexia Clinic. J Palliat Med 14(9):1004-8, 9/2011. e-Pub 7/2011. PMID: 21793729.
15. Dev R, Del Fabbro E, Schwartz GG, Hui D, Palla SL, Gutierrez N, Bruera E. Preliminary Report: Vitamin D Deficiency in Advanced Cancer Patients with Symptoms of Fatigue or Anorexia. Oncologist 16(11), 11/2011. e-Pub 9/2011. PMID: 21964001.
16. Dev R, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Should Patients Be in Control? J Pain Symptom Manage 42(2):296-300, 8/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21444180.
17. Dev R, Hui D, Dalal S, Nooruddin ZI, Yennurajalingam S, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Association Between Serum Cortisol and Testosterone Levels, Opioid Therapy, and Symptom Distress in Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 41(4):788-95, 2011 Apr, 4/2011. e-Pub 1/2011. PMID: 21276699.
18. Del Fabbro E, Hui D, Nooruddin ZI, Dalal S, Dev R, Freer G, Roberts L, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Associations among hypogonadism, C-reactive protein, symptom burden, and survival in male cancer patients with cachexia: a preliminary report. J Pain Symptom Manage 39(6):1016-24, 6/2010. e-Pub 5/10/2010. PMID: 20457506.
19. Dev R, Yennurajalingam S, Walker PW, Reddy SK, Bruera E. Challenges associated with spinal opioid therapy for pain in patients with advanced cancer: a report of three cases. J Pain Symptom Manage 39(5):930-5, 5/2010. PMID: 20471553.
20. Mori M, Bruera E, Dev R. Complications of Gastrostomy Tube Used for Decompression of an Inoperable Bowel Obstruction in a Patient with Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 38(3):466-472, 9/2009. e-Pub 4/2009. PMID: 19361953.
21. Dev R, Yennurajalingam S, Lockey M, Pace E, Zhang T, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Characteristics of Family Conferences in a Palliative Care Unit at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. J Palliat Med 11(9):1208-11, 11/2008. PMID: 19021483.
22. Dev R, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Association Between Megestrol Acetate Treatment and Symptomatic Adrenal Insufficiency with Hypognoadism in Male Patients with Cancer. Cancer 110(6):1173-7, 9/2007. PMID: 17647248.
23. Dev R, Delgado-Guay MO, De La Cruz M, Rhondali W, Hui D, Bruera E. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Light Therapy in Palliative Care Cancer Patients with Insomnia. Submitted.

Invited Articles

1. Dev R, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Outcomes of Novel Trials for Cancer Cachexia. Clinical Investigation. In Press.
2. Dev R, Bruera E, Del Fabbro E. When and When Not to use Testosterone for Palliation in Cancer Care? Current Oncology Reports. e-Pub 2/2014.
3. Dev R, Dalal S, Bruera E. Is there a role for parenteral nutrition or hydration at the end of life? Curr Opin Support Palliat Care, 7/2012.

Editorials

1. Dev R. Mu-Opioid Receptor Activity and Long-Term Endogenous Analgesia. PC-FACS (Fast Article Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PC-FACS), J Pain Symptom Manage. In Press.
2. Dev, R. Systemic Synergy Between Codeine and Morphine in Mice. PC-FACS (Fast Article Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PC-FACS-7/2013). J Pain Symptom Manage, 7/2013.
3. Dev, R. Opiod-Induced Analgesia. PC-FACS (Fast Article Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PC-FACS-2/2013). J Pain Symptom Manage, 2/2013.
4. Dev, R. Fatigue, Inflammation, and Fatty Acid Intake in Breast Cancer Survivors (Commentary). PC-FACS (Fast Article Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PC-FACS-9/2012). J Pain Symptom Manage, 9/2012.
5. Dev, R. Pre-Cachexia in Stage I -III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients (Commentary). PC-FACS(Fast Article Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PC-FACS-6/2012). J Pain Symptom Manage, 6/2012.
Other Articles
1. Dev R, Bruera E. Palliative Care: Assessment and Management of Anorexia and Cachexia. In:UpToDate,Basow DS (Ed), UpToDate,Waltham, MA, 2/2012. e-Pub 2013.
2. Dev R, Bruera E. Overview of managing common non-pain symptoms in Palliative Care. In:UpToDate,Basow DS (Ed), UpToDate,Waltham, MA, 8/2012. e-Pub 2012.
3. Dev R, Bruera E. End of life care: Overview of symptom control. In:UpToDate,Basow DS (Ed), UpToDate,Waltham, MA, 2008-2012. e-Pub 2008.

Abstracts

1. Dev R, Bustamente M, Prakash G. A Case of Sinusitis and Generalized Weakness. J Gen Intern Med 17(S1):38, 2002.
2. Dev R. Characteristics of Family Conferences in a Palliative Care Unit at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. J Palliat Care 24(3):211, 2008.
3. Dev R, Hui D, Nooruddin Z, Munsell M, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Relationship Between Symptom Distress, Opioid Therapy, and Endocrine Abnormalities in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Supportive Care Cancer 17(7):963 (#18-190), 6/2009.
4. Dev R, Reddy A, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E, Reddy S. Web-Based Electronic Portfolio for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (715). J Pain Symptom Manage 39(2):429-30 (#715), 2/2010.
5. Del Fabbro E, Dalal S, Dev R, Bruera E. A Randomized placebo-controlled trial of melatonin for poor appetite in advanced cancer patients. J Clinical Onc 28(15s):May 20 Supplement (#TPS319), 5/2010.
6. Del Fabbro E, Dev R, Hui D, Dalal S, Bruera E. Secondary Cachexia in Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 41(1):233-234 (#414-C), 1/2011.
7. Del Fabbro E, Garcia J, Dev R, Palmer L, Klingner-Winton C, Roberts L, Allo J, Cardwell G, Bruera E. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of testosterone replacement for fatigue in male hypogonadic patients with advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol 29(suppl;abstr TPS238) (#TPS238), 6/2011.
8. Hui D, Kilgore K, Nguyen L, Urbauer D, Fellman B, Rhondali W, Kang JH, Kim SH, Hall S, Fajardo J, Cox-Miller T, Del Fabbro E, Zhukovsky DS, Reddy S, Dalal S, Walker P, Dev R, yennurajalingam S, Evans A, Bruera E. In-hospital mortality prediction for advanced cnacer patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit (APCU): A prospective study. Support Care Cancer 19(Suppl 2):S221, 6/2011.
9. Hui D, Kilgore K, Nguyen L, Hall S, Fajardo J, Cox-Miller T, Rhondali W, Kim SH, Kang JH, Palla S, Del Fabbro E, Zhukovsky DS, Reddy S, Elsayem A, Dalal S, Walker P, Dev R, Yennu S, Reddy A, Bruera E. The accuracy of clinical prediction of survival (CPS) for advanced cancer patients: The role of professional and probability question. Support Care Cancer 19(Suppl 2):s215, 6/2011.
10. Dev R, Parsons H, Palla S, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Undocumented Alcoholism and its Relationship with Tobacco Use and Illegal Drug Use in Advance Cancer Patients. Support Care Cancer 19(Suppl 2):S137 (#718), 6/2011.
11. Dev R, Del Fabbro E, Palla S, Hui D, Guiterrez N, Dalal S, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Vitamin D Deficiency and Endocrine Abnormalities in Advanced Cancer Patients. Support Care Cancer 19(Suppl 2):S136, 6/2011.
12. Dev, R., Del fabbro, E., Bruera, E. Endocrine Abnormalities in Advanced Cancer Patients with Anorexia. J Cachexia, Sarcopenia Muscle 2((4)):209-261 (#6-17), 12/2011. e-Pub 11/2011.
13. Del Fabbro E, Hui D, Dev R, Dalal S, Nooruddin Z, Bruera E. Nutritional impact symptoms and management in patients with cancer cachexia. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2(4):209-261 (#6-18), 12/2011. e-Pub 11/2011.
14. Dev R, Coulson L, Pulivarthi K, Del Fabbro E, Palla S, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. A prospective Study of Family Conferences in a Palliative Care Uniet (PCU) at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. J Clin Oncol 30(15) (#9127), 5/2012.
15. Del Fabbro E, Dev R, Hui D, Palmer L, Bruera E. The effect of melatonin on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: a double-blind placebo controlled trial. J Clin Oncol 30(15) (#9062), 5/2012.
16. Hui D, Mori M, Parsons HA, De La Cruz M, Torres I, Kim SH, Dev R, Hutchins R, Liem C, Bruera E. "What's in a Name? A Systematic Review of Concepts and Definitions for "Supportive Care", "Best Supportive Care", "Palliative Care" and Hospice Care". Palliat Med 26(4):436 (##OA66), 6/2012.
17. Dev R, Coulson L, Pulivarthi K, Del Fabbro E, Palla S, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. A prospective study of family conferences (FCs) in a palliative care unit (PCU) at a comprehensive cancer center. Support Care Cancer 20(Suppl 1):(S238-239) (#999), 6/2012.
18. Del Fabbro E, Garcia J, Dev R, Pulivarthi K, Palmer L, Bruera E. Testosterone replacement for fatigue in male hypogonadic patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Support Care Cancer 20(Suppl 1):S249-50 (#1040), 6/2012.
19. Del Fabbro, E., Dev, R., Hui, D., Palmer, J.L., Bruera, E. The effect of melatonin on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: A double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Support Care Cancer 20(Suppl 1):S249-S250 (#1029), 6/2012.
20. Hui D, dos Santos R, Kilgore K, Silva TB, Chisholm GB, Perez-Cruz PE, Crovador CS, de Almeida Leite R, Del Fabbro E, Salete de Angelis Nascimento M, Zhukovsky DS, De Lourdes GonAfAuaves de Freitas Seriaco F, Reddy SK, Frascari LM, Yennurajalingam S, Paiva CE, Dev R, Hall S, Fajardo J, Bruera E. Clinical signs of dying in cancer patients: A prospective longitudinal observational study. J Clin Oncol 30, 2012.
21. Perez-Cruz PE, Hui D, dos Santos R, Kilgore KL, Silva TB, Chisholm GB, de Almeida Leite R, Crovador CS, Del Fabbro E, Salete de Angelis Nascimento M, Zhukovsky DS, de Lourdes GonAfAuaves de Freitas Seriaco F, Reddy SK, Frascari LM, Dalal S, Paiva CE, Dev R, Hall S, Fajardo J, Bruera E. Temporal versus probabilistic approach to survival estimation: Physician's accuracy over time. J Clin Oncol 30, 2012.
22. Pulivarthi K, Dev R, Garcia J, Palmer JL, Bruera E, Del Fabbro E,. Testosterone replacement for fatigue in male hypogonadic patients with advanced cancer. A preliminary double-blind placebo- controlled trial. J Clin Oncol 30 (#e19643), 2012.
23. Hui D, dos Santos R, Swati B, Silvia TB, Kilgore K, Crovador CS, Chisholm G, Yu X, Swartz MD, Perez-Cruz PE, Leite PDA, Nasciemento MSDA, Reddy S, Dev R, Hall S, Fajardo J, Bruera E. Clinical Signs of Impending Death in Cancer Patients. Euro J Palliat Care 58(FC10.6), 6/2013.
24. Hui D, Nooruddin Z, Didwaniya N, Dev R, de la Cruz M, Kim SH, Kwon JH, Hutchins R, Liem C, Bruera E. Concepts and definitions for "actively dying," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition care": A systematic review. Support Care Cancer 21(Suppl 1):S190 (#0540), 6/2013.
25. Dev R, Del Fabbro E, Delgado-Guay MO, Bruera E. The Association between Hypogonadism, Symptom Burden, and Survival in Male Patients with Advanced Cancer. Support Care Cancer Suppl 1(S38) (#0057), 6/2013.
26. Dev R, Hui D, Chisholm G, Delgado-Guay M, Dalal S, Del Fabbro E, Bruera E. Hypermetabolism in Advanced Cancer Patients with Cachexia. J Cachexia, Sarcopenia Muscle. In Press.

Book Chapters

1. Dev R, Bruera E, Gansler T. Continuing Palliative and Supportive Care. In: ACS Textbook of Cancer. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. In Press.
2. Kadakia K, Dev R, Hui, D, Bruera E. Diabetes. In: Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care. Oxford University Press: New York, NY. In Press.
3. Dev R., Bruera E., Higginson IJ, Ripamonti C, von Gunten, C. Family Caregivers. In: Textbook of Palliative Medicine, second. Hodder Arnold Publishing. In Press.
4. Kadakia K, Dev R, Hui D, Bruera E. Hyperthyroidism. In: Internal Medicine Issues in Palliative Cancer Care. Oxford University Press: New York, NY. In Press.
5. Dev R, Bruera E, Abutalib S, Markman M. Symptom Management & Palliative Care in Oncology. In: Expert Clinical Perspective on Diagnosis and Mangagement of Cancer. Wiley: Oxford, UK. In Press.
6. Silvester J, Dev R. Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome. In: Cancer. Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference. Ed(s) Shin Ki Y. Demos Medical Publishing: New York, 44-46, 2013.
7. Kuriya M, Dev R. Emergencies in Palliative Care. In: Handbook in Palliative Care. Ed(s) Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, 2011.
8. Dev R. Endocrine and Metabolic Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment. In: A Handbook of Cancer Supportive Medicine and Survivorship. I, I. Ed(s) Olver Ian. Springer: New York, NY, 2011.
9. Dev R. Palliative Care in the ICU. In: Handbook of Palliative Care. Ed(s) Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, 2011.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Dev R. Depression, 3rd. Ed(s) A Elsayem, E Bruera.The M.D. Anderson Symptom Control and Palliative Care Handbook: Houston,TX, 2008.

Last updated: 6/19/2014