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Susan Gaeta, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Associate Medical Director, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Section of Cancer Bioethics and the Clinical Ethics Service Faculty, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Adjunct Faculty, Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1998 The University of California Davis, Davis, CA, MD, Doctor of Medicine
1994 San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, BS, Biological Sciences

Board Certifications

2004 Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Psychosocial Council Leadership, 1/2011-present
Member, Psychosocial Behavior Research Committee, 9/2010-8/2012
Co-Chair, Sepsis Collaborative, 9/2009-present
Co-chair, Advance Care Planning Work Group, 2009-present
Member, Clinical Ethics Consultation, 2009-present
Member, Psychosocial Council, 2009-present
Chair, Clinical Effectiveness and Evidence Based Health Care, 2008-present
Member, Clinical Effectiveness Subcommittee, 2008-present
Member, ICU Operations Committee, 2006-present
Chair, End of Life Task Force, 2006-2011
Member, Psychosocial Behavior Research Committee, 2006-8/2009
Member, Psychosocial, Behavior and Helath Services Research Committee, 2006-2009
Chair, Staff Satisfaction and Retention Committee, 2006-2008
Member, ICU Family Committee, 2006-2007
Member, Visitation Task Force Committee, 2006-2007

Honors and Awards

1997-1998 Talented Roster for Distinguished Academic Performance, Merced College
1995 Outstanding Student Award, Merced College
1986 Lange Medical Publications Student Award, The University of Davis California
1985 Dean's Health Policy, The University of Davis California

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians
Member, 2006
American College of Physicians
Member, 2006
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Member, 2008
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member, 2006

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hanzelka K, Yeung S, Chisholm G, Willis Merriman K, Gaeta S, Malik I, Rice T. Implementation of Modified Early Goal Directed Therapy for Sepsis in the Emergency Center of a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Supportive Care in Cancer, 9/2012.
2. Cardenas-Turanzas M, Gaeta S, Ashoori A, Price KJ, Nate JL. Demographic and clinical determinants of having do not resuscitate orders in the intensive care unit of a comprehensive cancer center. Journal of Palliatve Medicine 14(1):45-50, 1/2011.
3. Gaeta S, Pastores S, Margarita A, Halpern N, Voight LP. Disseminated Trichosporonosis presenting with maculopaular rash and multisystem organ failure in an immunosuppressed patient. Chest 126:967S-a-968, 2004.
4. Gaeta S, Elshinawy AA, Voight LP, VanderEls N, Feinstein MB. Successful Use of Parenteral and Inhaled Antifungal Therapy in a Woman with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma and Galactomannan Negative Aspergillis Tracheobronchitis. Chest 126:986S-987, 2004.
Other Articles
1. Gaeta S. Conquering Pacemaker Management. Critical Connections, 2/2010.

Abstracts

1. Chemaly RF, Vigil K, Adachi JA, Jiang Ying, Popat U, Mahani MG, Granwehr B, Malik Imrana, Gaeta S, Champlin R, Raad II. Novel Influenza A (2009/H1N1) Infection in Cancer Patients During the Outgoing Pandemic: Early Therapy Improves Outcome. Poster Presentation at the 48th Annual IDSA Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2010. 2010.
2. Vigil K, Adachi JA, Jiang Y, Popat U, Mahani MG, Granwehr B, Gaeta S, Malik I, Champlin R, Raad II, Chemaly RF. Novel Influenza A (2009/H1N1) Infection in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies during the 2009 Pandemic Outbreak: Early Treatment Improves Survival. Poster Presentation at the 52nd ASH Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, 2010. 2010.
3. Cardenas-Turanzas M, Torres-Vigil I, Tovalin-Ahumada H, Gaeta S, Nates JL. Sociodemographic, clinical and economic factors associated with the place of death of participants in the Mexican Health and Aging Study, http://apha.confex.com/apha/137am/webprogram/authorc.html, 11/2009.

Book Chapters

1. Gaeta S, Price KJ. End-of-life issues in critically ill cancer patients. In: Crit Care Clin. 26, 1, 219-27, 1/2010. ISBN: 19944283.

Last updated: 7/19/2013