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Vivian H. Porche

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: FC13.3004
Phone: 713/792-6904
Fax: 713/745-2956

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1985 The University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
1981 The University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX, BA, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

1/1990 Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship, Texas Children's Hospital, (Baylor College of Medicine),, Houston, TX
1/1989 Anesthesiology Residency, July, 1986 - July 1987; November, 1987 - September, 1989 (Note: 3 months maternity leave) Including 9 months CV training as a PGY4, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1986-1987 Rotating Internship, Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

1/1993 American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate
1/1985 FLEX

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Medical Director of Anesthesia for Proton Therapy Center, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2005-present

Honors and Awards

2012 Black Graduation Commencement Address, UT Austin
2012 Distinguished Alumnae, UT Houston Medical School

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Dougherty TB, Porche VH, Thall PF. Maximum tolerated dose of nalmefene in patients receiving epidural fentanyl and dilute bupivacaine for postoperative analgesia. Anesthesiology 92(4):1010-6, 4/2000. PMID: 10754620.

Invited Articles

1. Porche VH. Anesthetic considerations in radiologic procedures performed outside the operating room. Int Anesthesiol Clin 36(3):9-19, 1998. PMID: 10812412.
2. Holder KA, Dougherty TB, Porche VH, Chiang JS. Postoperative pain management. Int Anesthesiol Clin 36(3):71-86, 1998. PMID: 10812417.

Book Chapters

1. Porche VH. Radiotherapy and CT Scan As It Relates to Perioperative Care. In: Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 2002.
2. Porche VH. Radiotherapy and CT Scan As It Relates to Perioperative Care. In: Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 1997.
3. Massengill J, Nesbitt KK, Porche V. Pediatric Anesthesia. In: Pediatric Surgical Oncology. W.B. Saunders, 35-69, 1996.

Last updated: 1/10/2013