About Dr. Gonzalez
Dr. Gonzalez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Gonzalez's clinical activities include the practice of Psycho-Oncology in the inpatient and outpatient setting. His areas of interest include the study and treatment of the cognitive side-effects caused by chemotherapy, as well as the study and treatment of cancer-related fatigue. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2007. Subsequently, he began his first two years of psychiatry residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with a focus on inpatient and emergency psychiatry residency training at UTHSC-Houston, with a focus on consultation and liaison psychiatry. Upon completion of training, Dr. Gonzalez simultaneously worked as a Clinical Specialist for MDACC, while at the same time working full time for JSA Health Telepsychiatry, as a rural and emergency healthcare psychiatrist. JSA Health Telepsychiatry was awarded the American Psychiatric Association's prestigious Gold Award for its innovation in creating access to psychiatric care for underserved, rural East Texas.
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
|2007||University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA, MD, Doctor of Medicine|
|2002||University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX, USA, BA, Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and English|
|2009-2011||Clinical Residency, Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX|
|2007-2009||Clinical Residency, Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|2016||The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology|
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2013 - 2017
Staff Psychiatrist, John Steve Avrim Health Telepsychiatry, Houston, TX, 2011 - 2012
Clinical Specialist, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2011 - 2013
Institutional Committee Activities
Member, Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Health Services Research Committee, 2015 - Present
Member, Survey Governance Committee, 2015 - Present
|2014||Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors|
|2010||Medical Student Teaching Award, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|2008||Medical Student Teaching Award, The University of Texas Medical Branch|
- Khosh-Chashm D, Chang E, Gonzalez R. Severe restlessness in a woman being treated for depression. Psychiatr Ann 45(3):100-102, 2015.
- Kypriotakis G, Karam-Hage M, Robinson JD, Zheng D, Mann G, Rabius V, Wippold R, Lam CY, Blalock J, Mouhayar E, Tayar J, Chaftari P, Gonzalez R, Cinciripini PM. Increasing varenicline to 3mg per day improves smoking abstinence: a propensity score analysis. Proceedings of the 2017 SRNT Annual Meeting.
- Gonzalez R, Thekdi S, Rashid A. Psychiatry and oncologic emergencies. In: Oncologic Emergency Medicine. Springer: Switzerland, 371-379, 2016.