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Dr. Arun Rajagopal moved to Utah about four years ago for family reasons.  His wife’s family hails from Utah and he has extensive family connections here.  Prior to his arrival in Utah, Dr. Rajagopal was Assistant Professor and director of the Pain Management fellowship program at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. 

Dr. Rajagopal graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  His post-graduate training included an internship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, followed by a 3-year residency in Anesthesiology and 1-year Pain Management Fellowship at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 


ARUN RAJAGOPAL, MD » CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Medicine, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas
1992


B.S. Chemistry
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas,
1987


Richland Junior College
Dallas, Texas
1984

POST-Fellowship
Pain Management
University of New Mexico Hospitals

GRADUATE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 1997 - January 1998

TRAINING
Residency In Anesthesiology
University of New Mexico Hospitals
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 1993 - July 1996


Internship for Internal Medicine
Georgetown University Hospitals
Washington, DC
June 1992 - June 1993

CREDENTIALS
Board Certification
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
1997

Subspecialty
American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Management
1998

LICENSURE(S)
Texas J4461
1998 - 2007

Utah 5376639-1205
2003 - 2008

MEDICAL EXPERIENCE/ ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
January 1998 - December 2003


Instructor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1996 - 1997

Administrative Appointment/Responsibilities
Fellowship Director
Pain Management Fellowship
UT M. D. Anderson
Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
2002 - December 2003

American Medical Association
1997 - 2003

American Society of Anesthesiologists
1993 - 2003

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
2000 - present

American Academy of Pain Medicine
2000 - 2003

American Society of Regional Anesthesia
1993 - 2003

Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
1998 - 2003

Harris County Medical Society
1998 - 2003

New Mexico Society of Anesthesiologists
1993 - 1998

American Medical Students Association
1988 - 1992

Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
1984 - 1989

MEDICAL RESEARCH - FUNDED PROTOCOLS
ANSP00-076: Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate (Actiq) For Cancer Pain
A pilot study to assess its efficacy as a sole agent
Cephalon Corp., $35,000

ID01-451: Prevalence of Secondary Hypogonadism In Male Patients On Chronic Opioid Therapy For Cancer-Related Pain Syndromes
Internal institutional funding: $20,000

DM02-317: Co-Principal Investigator, A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Of Intrathecal Ziconotide In Adults with Severe Chronic Pain
October 2002 - present

ANS01-236: Co-principal Investigator, Revised Protocol For A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Comparison Of The Analgesic Activity Of Valdecoxib (SC-65872) 40mg BID As Add-On Therapy To Opioid Medications With Chronic Cancer Pain
2001 - Completed

MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS - Articles in Peer-Reviewed JournalsBurton AW, Rajagopal A, Shah HN, Mendoza T, Cleeland C, Hassenbusch
SJ, Arens JF: Epidural and Intrathecal Analgesia is Effective in Treating Refractory Cancer Pain
Pain Medicine 2004(5),3:239-247

Rajagopal A, Bruera E.
Symptomatic Hypogonadism in Male Cancer Survivors with Chronic Exposure to Opioids

Cancer, 2004,100(4):851-858

Improvement in Sexual Function After Reduction of Chronic High-Dose Opioid Medication in a Cancer Survivor
Pain Medicine, 2003,4:377-381

Rajagopal A, Kala S, Bruera E. Possible Exacerbation of Adrenal
Suppression from Intrathecal Morphine in a Patient Receiving Pulsed Dexamethasone for Multiple Myeloma
J Pain Symp Manage, 2003 26(3):786-788

Rajagopal A, Vassilopoulou-Sellin R, Palmer JL, Kaur G, Bruera E.
Hypogonadism and Sexual Dysfunction in Male Cancer Survivors Receiving Chronic Opioid Therapy
J Pain Symp Manage
2003,26:5,1055-1061

Reddy S, Rajagopal A, Gouondraj N.
Palliative medicine - tutorial part 2
Pain Practice, 2(1):56-64, 2002

Reddy S, Rajagopal A, Gouondraj N.
Palliative medicine - tutorial part 1
Pain Practice, 1(4):354-368, 2001

Rajagopal A, Bruera E.
The Role of the internet in palliative care Progress in Pal
Care, 8(5):271-275, 2000

Jeffrey FMH, Rajagopal A, Malloy CR, Sherry AD.
13C NMR: a simple yet comprehensive method for intermediary metabolism
Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 16(1): 5-10, 1991

Sherry AD, Malloy CR, Roby RE, Rajagopal A, Jeffrey FMH.
Propionate metabolism in the rat heart by 13C n.m.r. spectroscopy
Biochemical Journal, 254(2), 593-598, 1988

MEDICAL ABSTRACTS
Shah HN, Mendoza T, Rajagopal A, Burton AW, Arens JF.
Neurolytic Splanchnic Nerve Block Effectively Relieves Pain in Patients with Refractory Abdominal Pain Related to Upper Abdominal Malignancies.
Anesthesiology 2003; 99:A1024

Rajagopal A, Vassilopoulou-Sellin R, Bruera E.
Central Hypogonadism in Cancer Survivors on Chronic Opioid Medications
Pain Medicine 2003, 4(1):95

Rajagopal A, Vassilopoulou-Sellin R, Bruera E.
Sexual Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors on Chronic Opioid Medications
Pain Medicine 2003, 4(1):107

Burton A, Rajagopal A, Danielson M, Roach P, Kyllo M, Guo H, Mendoza T, Hassenbusch S.
Reduction In Pain and Oral Opioid Intake Following Intrathecal Pump Implantation
IASP 10th Congress World on Pain 2002

Jeffrey FMH, Rajagopal A, Sherry AD, Malloy CR.
The use of 13C as a tracer in studies in intermediary metabolism.
Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 9th Annual Meeting, 1990

Malloy CR, Thompson JR, Jeffrey FMH, Srere HK, Rajagopal, A, Sherry AD.
Substrate competition during low flow ischemia
American Heart Association, 63rd Scientific Sessions, 1990

Malloy CR, Rajagopal A, Jeffrey FMH, Sherry AD.
Relative and absolute isotope enrichment in metabolite pools of the heart by 13C NMR
Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 7th Annual
Meeting, 1988.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Burton AW, Rajagopal A, Cleeland CS, Hassenbusch SJ, Carr DB.
Mangement of Cancer Pain
JAMA 2004:291(9):1067-69.

MEDICAL BOOK CHAPTERS
White C, Rajagopal A. Intraspinal Therapy.
In: de Leon-Casasola O
Ed. Cancer Pain: Pharmacologic, Interventional, and Palliative Care Approaches
Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing, 2006.

Fukshansky M, Phan PC, Rajagopal A.
Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System
In: Abram SE
Ed. Requisites in Anesthesiology: Pain Medicine. Philadelphia
Elsevier Publishing, 2006

Rajagopal A, Shah H.
Anesthesia for the chronic pain patient
In: Shaw AD, Riedel BJCJ, Burton AW, et al, eds.
Perioperative Cancer Medicine: Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Control in Cancer Patients.
New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2005.

Switzer ND, Rajagopal A.
Oncologic Emergencies: Pulmonary Embolus, Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Cardiac Tamponade and Respiratory Emergencies
In: Shaw AD, Riedel BJCJ, Burton AW, et al, eds.
Perioperative Cancer Medicine: Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Control in Cancer Patients.
New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2005.

Switzer N, Rajagopal A.
Cancer pain emergencies
In: Yeung SJ, Escalante C,
Eds. Holland-Frei Oncologic Emergencies.
17:355-368, 2002

Rajagopal A, Abram SE.
Electrical stimulation of the nervous system
In: Abram SE, Haddox JD, e
Eds. The Pain Clinic Manual, Second
Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.

MEDICAL TEACHING
Website Director
Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care
May 2000 - August 2001

Website Director
Cancer Pain Management Section
Department of Anesthesiology
March 2001 - December 2003

MEDICAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Pain Management Fellowship Director
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
February 2002 - December 2003

MEDICAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Co-director, 3rd Interventional Pain Workshop

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
May 2003

Co-director, 4th Interventional Pain Workshop
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
May 2002

Co-director, 5th Interventional Pain Workshop
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
May 2001

Co-director, 6th Interventional Pain Workshop
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
May 2000

Co-director, 7th Interventional Pain Workshop
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
April 1999

Grand Rounds Organizer/Director
Section of Cancer Pain Management
August 2001 - December 2003

MEDICAL PRESENTATIONS AT LOCAL, NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Invited "Assessment of Chronic and Cancer Pain"
Lakeview Hospital
Bountiful, Utah
May 2004


Invited Speaker, Pain Emergencies, Oncologic Emergencies Conference
UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
January 2003

MEDICAL PRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING SCIENTIFIC EXHIBITIONS
Central Hypogonadism in Cancer Survivors on Chronic Opioid Medications
American Academy of Pain Management
New Orleans, LA
2/2003


Sexual Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors on Chronic Opioid Medications
American Academy of Pain Management
New Orleans, LA
February, 2003


Sexual Dysfunction Common in Male Cancer Survivors, in Anesthesiology News 29:6, pp PMN1,4-5.
June 2003

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