Rachel Thienprayoon, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose
Rachel Chesley, MD

Rachel M. Thienprayoon, MD                                          1

 

RACHEL M. THIENPRAYOON, MD

Curriculum Vitae

Date Prepared:

September 3, 2018

Work Address:

3333 Burnet Ave, ML-2001

Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Home Address:

3111 Fairfield Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45209

Work Phone:

(513) 827-7954

Cell Phone:

(972) 839-7997

Work Email:

rachel.thienprayoon@cchmc.org

Work Fax:

(513) 636-2920

Place of Birth:

Port Arthur, Texas

                           

EDUCATION


Rachel M. Thienprayoon, MD                                          1

 

1999-2003

B.S. magna cum laude

Chemistry

Georgia Institute of Technology

2003-2007

M.D.

 

Medical College of Georgia

2011-2015

M.S.

Clinical Sciences

University of Texas Southwestern

             

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

07/07-06/10

Intern and Resident

General Pediatrics

University of Texas Southwestern

07/10-06/13

Fellow

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology             

University of Texas Southwestern

07/13-06/14

Fellow

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)

 


Rachel M. Thienprayoon, MD                                          1

 

FACULTY ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

07/14-present

Assistant Professor

Clinical Anesthesia

University of Cincinnati College

of Medicine

 

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

07/07-06/10

Intern and Resident

General Pediatrics

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

07/07-06/10

Intern and Resident

General Pediatrics

Parkland Memorial Hospital

07/10-06/13

Fellow

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

07/10-06/13

Fellow

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Parkland Memorial Hospital

01/13

Staff

General Pediatrics (ED moonlighting)

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

07/13-06/14

Fellow

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine

CCHMC

 

07/14-06/15

Academic Hospitalist

Cancer and Blood Diseases

Institute

CCHMC

07/14-present

Attending Physician

Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team             

CCHMC

07/14-present

Attending Physician

StarShine Hospice

CCHMC

07/15-present

Medical Director

StarShine Hospice

CCHMC

 

I am responsible for overseeing the plan of care for all hospice and home-based palliative care patients. In this role I attend weekly interdisciplinary team meetings, certify patients for hospice eligibility, and assist in coordination of care with our patient’s primary and subspecialty physicians.

07/15-06/17

Attending Physician

Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center

CCHMC

07/18-present

Program Director

Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Quality and Safety in Pediatric Palliative Care             

CCHMC

 

I created the curriculum for this fellowship and presented the program to our ACGME committee for approval.  I am primarily responsible for cordiating fellowship applications and interviews, the selection of fellows, and evaluating fellow progress towards graduation.  We are accepting applications for our first fellow this academic year.

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

2012

American Board of Pediatrics, board certified in General Pediatrics

2014

American Board of Internal Medicine, board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

2015

American Board of Pediatrics, board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

2010-2014

Texas, full Physician license

2013-Present

Ohio, full Physician license

 

OTHER CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING

2007-Present

PALS certified

2014-Present

BLS/ACLS certified

2014-2015

Intermediate Improvement in Science Seminar (I2S2) graduate, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, CCHMC

2015-2017

Advanced Improvement Methodology (AiM) graduate, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, CCHMC

2018

LEAN Collaborative, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, CCHMC

 

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

2017-2019

Associate Editor in Pediatrics, PC-FACS

 

PEER REVIEW ACTIVITIES

2014-Present

Journal of Oncology Practice

2016-Present

Home Health Care Services Quarterly

2016-Present

Journal of Palliative Medicine

2017-Present

Journal of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

2017-Present

Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

2017-Present

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

2018-Present

Pediatric Quality and Safety

2018-Present

The Oncologist

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

2014

Author, “NEJM knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board prep questions (bereavement and pain)

2014-2015

Chair, “Big people, little world” CCHMC Conference

2016-Present

Chair and Founder, “QI methods in pediatric palliative care” Annual National Workshop Cincinnati, OH

 

I created this workshop after recognizing a need in the pediatric palliative care community for affordable, timely QI educational opportunities.  I am primarily responsible for designing the curriculum, inviting speakers, coordinating participant registration, providing CE credits, and ensuring that all elements of the weekend are an appropriate use of my colleagues’ time and resources

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

1999-2000

National Merit Scholar

Georgia Institute of Technology

1999-2003

President’s Scholar

Georgia Institute of Technology

1999-2003

Georgia Hope Scholar

Georgia Institute of Technology

2001-2003

Dean’s List

Georgia Institute of Technology

2002

Chemistry Student of the Year

Georgia Institute of Technology

2004

Dean’s Summer Research award             

Medical College of Georgia

2007

Resident “Above and Beyond” award

Hem-Onc Inpatient Rotation

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

2008             

Resident “Above and Beyond” award General Pediatrics inpatient rotation

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

2012-2013

Clinical Research Training Institute participant

American Society of Hematology

2014-2016

Quality Scholars Program

James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, CCHMC

2015              

Young Investigator Abstract Award

AAP, Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (SOHPM)

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2007-Present

American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, 2015)

2011-2012

Dallas County Medical Society

2010-2012

Texas Pediatric Society

2010-Present

Children’s Oncology Group

2011-Present

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Fellow, 2017)

Pediatrics and Research Special Interest Groups

Quality Improvement Education Working Group (2017)

2011-Present

American Society of Clinical Oncology

2012-Present

American Society of Hematology

2012-Present

American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

2013-Present

Ohio Pediatric Palliative and End of Life Network (OPPEN), Research Leader

OPPEN is a coalition of pediatric hospice and palliative care providers from across Ohio.  Over the past three years we have leveraged the infrastructure of the group to define quality domains in pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care (HBHPC, see peer-reviewed publications).  I lead the research agenda in OPPEN.  Our next goal is to establish a prospective cohort study of patients enrolled in our HBHPC programs, in order to benchmark quality across programs and improve the quality of care we provide.

2015-Present

Pediatric Palliative Improvement Network (PPIN), Founding Member, Co-Chair

PPIN was originally a group of six pediatric palliative care physicians from across the US who shared an interest in QI.  After the inaugural QI workshop in Cincinnati in September 2017, PPIN was reborn now includes over 30 programs.  I co-lead monthly calls with Dr. Emma Jones of Boston Children’s Hospital.  The first collaborative project “Are you Hurting?” was funded by the AAP SOHPM. We have demonstrated improved assessment of pain at the time of initial PC consult to >80% across programs.

2019

Palliative Care Quality Collaborative, Board of Directors

PCQC seeks to unify and integrate data across the registries with the ultimate goal of supporting clinicians and programs to provide data-driven, high-quality, patient-centered care for people living with serious illness and their families. With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Collaborative is developing a simple “no wrong door” access point to palliative care registries to advance the field. I was asked to represent the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the field of pediatric palliative care on this board.

COMMITTEE SERVICE

2011-2012

Remembrance Ceremony Planning Committee

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

2011-2013

Palliative Care Program Steering Committee

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

2011-2013

Palliative Care Interdisciplinary              Team

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

2012-2013

Member, Ethics Committee

Children’s Medical Center Dallas

2014-Present

Palliative Care Representative, Ethics Committee

CCHMC

2016-Present

Physician Champion, Schwartz Center Rounds Committee

CCHMC

2017-Present

Physician Representative, End of Life Care Committee

CCHMC

 

CLINICAL IMPACT

2014-2015

Safe Opioid Prescribing: Led team in establishing a protocol to risk-stratify all ambulatory patients prescribed opioids for opioid misuse, and an algorithm to clinically manage patients based on risk stratification.  100% of patients consistenly risk-stratified by project end with sustained findings for 12 months. Project published in Pediatrics.

2015-2016

Standardizing care of high-risk patients: Implemented routine “high-risk huddles” in which patients at moderate- and high-risk of opioid misuse are discussed.  Outcomes include improved communication between providers about high-risk patients, standardized plans of care for each patient, improved patient-provider communication, and improved provider satisfaction with caring for high-risk patients.

2017-2018

“Are you Hurting?”: Led team in participating in AAP Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine-sponsored national QI project to improve pain assessment at time of initial PC consult.  Team has improved from baseline of 62.5% to median of 76% over 10 months.

2018

CCHMC Clinical Guidelines for Inpatient Management of Patients at High-Risk of Opioid Misuse.  After caring for a young adult patient with cancer who was approaching the end of life and consistently abused pain medications as an inpatient, I recognized the need for guidelines to identify and proactively manage patients like him at CCHMC.  With assistance from Dr. Jeff Simmons, the CCHMC Safety Officer, a task force was created to write guidelines for inpatient units and the emergency department, which I primarily authored.

2018

LEAN Collaborative: Led our 5-member palliative care team to learn and apply LEAN principles to our “PACT 2” service.  Improved inpatients seen on first attempt from 62.5% to 85%, enabling increased patient home visits from 0.38 to 3/week over 90 days.

 

REPORT OF FUNDED AND UNFUNDED RESEARCH AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

ACTIVE FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

2017-2019

Grantor: Place Outcomes Research Award, James M Anderson Center for Health Systems

Excellence, CCHMC

Project Title: Identifying and defining domains of quality in pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care (HBHPC)

Role: PI

Amount: $147,551

This grant initially included two modified Delphi studies of providers in Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End of Life Network, resulting in two peer-reviewed publications in which we established and defined domains of high-quality HBHPCThis grant also funded a qualitative study utilizing semi-structured interviews of parents from HBHPC programs at Cincinnati Children’s and Nationwide Children’s, with interviews ongoing at Akron Children’s, to establish parent-prioritized domains of quality.  We will combine provider-prioritized with parent-prioritized domains and then map validated indicators to those domains, to design a prospective cohort study of patients enrolled in HBHPC programs across Ohio.

 

 

2018-2020

Grantor: Fifth Third Bank/ Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Women’s Scholars Program

Project Title: Advanced Communication Skills in Pediatric Palliative Care

Role: PI

Amount: $140,000

 

Many pediatric palliative care physicians work independently. Peer-to-peer mentoring is limited, with no clear mechanism to improve communication skills continuously after fellowship.  This is a multi-site, mixed methods study including six pediatric palliative care physicians from across the US.  In short, palliative care encounters will be recorded and shared with the group for structured feedback.  The objectives of this project are: 1) design a novel communication improvement system for pediatric palliative care physicians, 2) test feasibility in clinical practice, 3) qualitatively explore combining this system with specific, actionable, peer feedback.

 

PAST FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

2011-2013

Grantor: St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellows Grant

Project Title: The association of race/ethnicity and hospice enrollment in pediatric oncology and the hospice experience in pediatric oncology

Role: PI (100% salary support from 7/1/11 through 6/30/13)

This was a retrospective cohort study of children who died of cancer at UT Southwestern, evaluating the relationship between race/ethnicity and hospice enrollment.  Surprisingly, we found that Latinos were most likely to enroll in hospice care.  We also found differences in the way English- and Spanish-speaking parents described the hospice experience.  This project resulted in three peer-reviewed publications.

 

2016-2017

Grantor: Anesthesia Innovation Pilot, CCHMC

Project Title: Identifying and defining domains of quality in pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care

Role: PI

Amount: $23,672

This project is described in detail under the Place Outcomes Research Award.

 

2017

Grantor: Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Design Thinking Award, University of Cincinnati

Project Title: When a child becomes “the body”: preserving sanctity, dignity and personhood when children die at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 

Role: PI

Amount: $10,000

This project was a collaboration between providers and bereaved parents at CCHMC and a design team from the LiveWell Collaborative.  Multiple areas of improvement in end of life were identified by the design team and renderings of potential prototypes and future interactions were refined.  Representatives from Development at CCHMC are actively seeking donors to make these refined interventions a reality at CCHMC.

 

2017

Grantor: StarShine Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation Board

Project Title: When a child becomes “the body”: preserving sanctity, dignity and personhood when children die at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 

Role: PI

Amount: $20,000

This project is described in detail immediately above under the CCTST Design Thinking Award.

 

 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

INTERNATIONAL

“Most parents teach their children how to live; we taught ours how to die.  The hospice experience in Latino and Caucasian children.” 

              Pediatric Academic Societies and Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia

05/2014

“Phase I chemotherapy in pediatrics: who benefits?”                                                                     

Geller, J and Thienprayoon, R.

Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care Conference, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

03/2017

 

NATIONAL

“The association of race/ethnicity and hospice enrollment in children with cancer”                            

American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, New Orleans, LA

03/2013

“Attitudes and practices in the bereavement care offered by children’s hospitals: a survey of the        

Pediatric Chaplains Network”

              Pediatric Chaplains Network Annual Meeting, Winter Park, Florida

05/2013

“The hospice experience in children with cancer”                                                                             

Clinical Research Training Institute, American Society of Hematology, La Jolla, California and Washington, D.C.

07/2012

and 05/2013

“’The heart must first pump blood to itself.’  Improving the care of our patients and taking care

of ourselves: Coping skills to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout.”

Thienprayoon, R. Black, S. Weidner, NJ.

American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Webinar

09/2014

“Chronic sorrow in caregivers of children with serious illness.”                                                                      Thienprayoon, R. and Palmisano, D.

              General Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Cook Children’s Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

03/2015

“Integrating palliative care into pediatric oncology”                                                                                    Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds, Cook Children’s Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

03/2015

“Spirituality of children: A multidisciplinary approach to supporting children through grief, change and loss.”             

              Davis, R., Campbell, R, Thienprayoon, R. 

              Child Life Council 33rd Annual Conference on Professional Issues, Cincinnati, OH

05/2015

“Spirituality of children: A multidisciplinary approach to supporting children through grief, change and loss.”     

              Davis, R., Campbell, R, Thienprayoon, R. 

              Child Life Council “Best of Conference” Webinar

10/2015

“Risk stratification for opioid abuse/diversion by the Pediatric Palliative Care team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.”             

              AAP National Conference and Exhibition, Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Washington, D.C.

10/2015

“End of life care in patients from the Middle East: Lessons from one child’s death.”                            American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, Chicago, IL

03/2016

“Use of Advanced Life Support technology in patients with life threatening degenerative conditions.”

              Steinhorn, D., Thienprayoon, R., Frader, J., Ganesan, R.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Assembly, Chicago, IL

03/2016

“Palliative sedation”

              General Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia.

09/2016

“Moral distress” 

File, W., Thienprayoon, R.

General Pediatrics Residency Lecture, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia.

09/2016

“Using quality improvement methodology to standardize education for families considering tracheostomy and permanent mechanical ventilation for their children”

              Benscoter, D., Meyer, M., Thienprayoon, R.  

              American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, Phoenix, AZ

02/2017

“The ethics of Phase I chemotherapy trials for children and adolescents: Who benefits?”                            Geller, J., Thienprayoon, R.

              Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care Conference.  Cincinnati, OH

03/2017

“The intersection of Quality Improvement and Clinical Research.”                                           

              QI Methods in Pediatric Palliative Care Workshop. Cincinnati, OH

09/2017

“Psychosocial Oncology”                                                                                                                              Wiener, L., Marsac, M., Thienprayoon, R.

              American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Annual Meeting.  Pittsburgh, PA.

05/2018

“Compassionate Design: Applying Design Thinking Principles to End of Life Care in a Pediatric    

             Hospital.”

07/2018

             Pedi-Hope 2018: A meeting of the Texas Pediatric Palliative Care Consortium.  League City,   

             TX.

 

“Quality Improvement: The National Agenda”

             Ragsdale, L., Thienprayoon, R.

             2018 Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: Advances and Innovations Pedi-Innovate Course.      

             Minneapolis, MN.

08/2018

“Compassionate Design: Applying Design Thinking Principles to End of Life Care in a Pediatric    

             Hospital.”

             Thienprayoon, R., Mark, M., Grossoehme, D.

             American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly

             Orlando, Florida

3/2019

“Quality in pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care: results from the OPPEN statewide    

             collaborative.”

            Thienprayon, R., Grossoehme, D., Humphrey, L., Friebert, S.

            American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly

             Orlando, Florida

3/2019

“The intersection of quality improvement and clinical research”

             Quality improvement methods in pediatric palliative care national workshop

             Cincinnati, Ohio

4/2019

 

INSTITUTIONAL/LOCAL

“General anemia”                                                                                                                         

Children’s Medical Center General Pediatrics Board Review

Annually 2010-2012

“Pediatric palliative care”                                                                                                                     

UT Southwestern Inpatient Hematology-Oncology Residents and Students

Monthly 2011-2012

“Stem cell transplant and palliative care”                                                                                                                University of Texas Southwestern Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Core

04/2011

“Joint Commission Accreditation of Palliative Care”                                                                                                  Children’s Medical Center Palliative Care Steering Committee

10/2011

“Factors associated with hospice use in pediatric oncology patients”                                                                      UT Southwestern Department of Clinical Sciences Clinical Scholars Forum

10/2011

“Factors associated with hospice use in pediatric oncology patients”                                                                      UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center Survivorship Group Meeting

02/2012

“Factors associated with hospice use in pediatric oncology patients”                                                                      UT Southwestern Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds

02/2012

“The hospice experience in children with cancer”                                                                                                  UT Southwestern Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds

05/2013

“The hospice experience in children with cancer”

              UT Southwestern Department of Clinical Sciences Clinical Scholars Forum

05/2013

“Pediatric palliative medicine”                                                                                                                                            CCHMC Hospitalist Medicine Meeting

10/2013

“Pediatric palliative care and the Intensive Care Unit”

              CCHMC Pediatric Critical Care Fellows Teaching Rounds

05/2014

“Leading difficult conversations”                                                                                                                              CCHMC Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellows Didactic Training

10/2014

“Compassion fatigue and burnout in Medicine”                                                                                                                CCHMC Anesthesia Grand Rounds, with Dr. Norbert Weidner

07/2015

“End of life care in Destination Excellence patients: Lessons from one child’s death.”                                          CCHMC Oncology Grand Rounds, with Dr. Armand Antommaria, Dr. Steve Muething,

              Dr. Mark Meyer, and Dr. Matt Alder

07/2015

“Pediatric palliative care at CCHMC”                                                                                                                              CCHMC Pediatric Hematology-Oncology New Fellow Lecture

07/2015

“Leading family meetings”                                                                                                                                            CCHMC and Christ Hospital Palliative Care Fellows Didactic Lecture

08/2015

“Pediatric palliative care”                                                                                                                                            CCHMC Pediatric Neurology Resident Lectures

09/2015

“Opioid side effects”                                                                                                                                                          CCHMC and Christ Hospital Palliative Care Fellows Didactic Lecture

09/2015

“Women in leadership workshop”                                                                                                                              Mount Notre Dame High School, Cincinnati, OH

01/2016

“StarShine Hospice and Palliative Care: What do we offer and when is the right time to refer patients?”              CCHMC Pediatric Oncology Grand Rounds

01/2016

“Pediatrics ethics cases”                                                                                                                                                          CCHMC and Christ Hospital Palliative Care Fellows Didactic Lecture

03/2016

“Pediatric palliative sedation”

              CCHMC Oncology Grand Rounds

09/2016

“Symptom management”                                                                                                                                            End of Life Nursing Education Conference (ELNEC), CCHMC

09/2016

“Pediatric palliative care”

              CCHMC CBDI Wellness Seminar

11/2016

“Grief and bereavement”

              CCHMC and Christ Hospital Palliative Care Fellows Didactic Lecture

11/2016

“Anorexia and cachexia”

              CCHMC and Christ Hospital Palliative Care Fellows Didactic Lecture             

01/2017

“Identifying and defining parent- and provider-prioritized domains of quality in pediatric home-based               hospice and palliative care”

              CCHMC Anesthesia Research Conference

04/2017

“Principles of pain management.”

CCHMC and Christ Hospital Palliative Care Fellows Didactic Lecture

09/2017

“Pediatric palliative care at CCHMC”                                                                                                                              CCHMC Genetics Fellows Lecture

10/2017

“Pediatric palliative care at CCHMC”                                                                                                                  

              CCHMC Fetal Care Center

11/2017

“The state of the science in pediatric palliative care”                                                                                                

              CCHMC Oncology Grand Rounds

11/2017

“End of Life Care for Young Adults at CCHMC”

              CCHMC AYA Oncology Grand Rounds             

05/2018

“Pediatric Palliative Care and StarShine Hospice”                                                                     

              CCHMC Neurology Fellows Lecture

06/2018

“The State of the Science in Pediatric Palliative Oncology”

             CCHMC Oncology Grand Rounds

08/2018

“Palliative Care and StarShine Hospice: When is the right time to refer patients?”             

                CCHMC Care Managers Educational Meeting                                                                                                             04/2019

 

RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC INNOVATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN PRINT OR OTHER MEDIA

Thienprayoon R, Heym KM, Pelfrey L, Bowers DC. Accidental cytarabine overdose in childhood: a case series.

Annals of Pharmacotherapy.  2013 May;47(5):e24. doi: 10.1345/aph.1S028. PMID:23606548

 

Thienprayoon R, Lee SC, Leonard D, Winick NJ.  Racial and ethnic differences in hospice enrollment among children with cancer. Pediatr Blood and Cancer. 2013 Oct;60(10):1662-6. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24590. PMID: 23733549

 

Thienprayoon R, Campbell R, Winick NJ. Attitudes and practices in the bereavement care offered by children’s hospitals: a survey of the Pediatric Chaplains Network.  Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. May 2015, Vol. 71(1):48-59. DOI: 10.1177/0030222814568287. PMID: 26152026

 

Thienprayoon, R, Lee SC, Leonard D, Winick NJ.  Hospice care for children with cancer: where do these children die? J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Jul;37(5):373-7. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000331. PMID: 26090871

 

Thienprayoon, R, LeBlanc, T. Early integration of palliative care in the care of patients with cancer. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2015 Dec 5;2015(1):479-83. doi: 10.1182/asheducation-2015.1.479

 

Thienprayoon R, Marks E, Funes M, Martinez L, Lee SC, Winick NJ. Perceptions of the pediatric hospice experience among English and Spanish speaking families. J Palliat Med. 2016 Jan;19(1):30-41. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0137. PMID: 26618809

 

Thienprayoon, R., Porter, K., Tate, M., Ashby, M., Meyer, M. Risk stratification for opioid misuse in children, adolescents and young adults: a quality improvement project. Pediatrics. 2017 Jan;139(1). pii: e20160258. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0258.

 

Thienprayoon, R. Pregnancy and pediatric palliative care.  (Personal Reflection.) Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2017; 20(3):305. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0454

 

Thienprayoon R, Mark MSJ, Grossoehme D. Provider-prioritized domains of quality in pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care: A study of the Ohio  Pediatric Palliative Care and End-of-Life Network. J Palliat Med. 2017 Sep 22. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0333.

 

Thienprayoon, R., Frimpong-Manso, M., Alessandrini, E., Grossoehme, D.  Defining provider-prioritized domains of quality in pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care: A study of the Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End of Life Network (OPPEN). J Palliative Med. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0056

Short SR, Thienprayoon R. Pediatric palliative care in the intensive care unit and questions of quality: a review of the determinants and mechanisms of high-quality palliative care in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Transl Pediatr. 2018;7(4):326-343.

 

Mark MSJ, Yang G, Ding L, Norris RE, Thienprayoon R. Location of Death and End-of-Life Characteristics of Young Adults with Cancer Treated at a Pediatric Hospital.  J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2019 Apr 23. doi:10.1089/jayao.2018.0123. PMID: 31013460

 

Thienprayoon R, Meyer M, Flint H, Weidner N, Hirsch R. Use of Continuous Dexmedetomidine at Home for Nearly Three Years in a Young Woman with End-Stage Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease and Cyclic Vomiting. J Palliat Med. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0516.

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS AND/OR PRINT IN OTHER MEDIA

Thienprayoon, R. Hospice perspective: What is a good death?  AAP Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Newsletter, June, 2015.

 

Thienprayoon, R, Evans, S. Hospice perspective: Advance directives, intentions, liabilities and distress.  AAP Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Newsletter, September 2015.

 

Hart, C, Schmidt, J, Thienprayoon, R, Dykes, D.  Quality Improvement: The softer skills. Current Treatment Opinions in Pediatrics. Published online September 29, 2015.  DOI 10.1007/s40746-015-0028-2.

 

Linebarger, J., Miller, E., Thienprayoon, R. A career guide for pediatric hospice and palliative medicine: Would this be the right job for me?” Published by the AAP Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2016.

 

Thienprayoon, R.  “Discuss and understand the choices that Barbara Bush Made.”  Opinion Editorial. Cincinnati Enquirer, published May 4 2018.

 

Thienprayoon, R.  Home-based hospice and palliative care as an emerging “field within a field.”  AAP News Focus on Subspecialties.  July 20, 2018.

 

BOOKS/TEXTBOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS FOR THE MEDICAL OR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

Thienprayoon, R., Demmel, K., Provost, L. Measuring for improvement. In: Patient Safety and Quality in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation. P 81-100. Springer 2017. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-53790-0

 

Jones, E., Thienprayoon, R., Hidalgo, M., Stapleton, S. Quality in pediatric palliative care.  In: Patient Safety and Quality in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation.  P 325-350. Springer 2017. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-53790-0

 

Brock, K., Mark, M., Thienprayoon, R., & Ullrich, C. (2018). Advancing pediatric palliative oncology through innovation. In Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology  (pp. 287-314). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-61391-8_14             

 

ABSTRACTS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Chesley R; Bell BA. A comparison of hepatotoxicity and neutropenia in children given oral mercaptopurine on a twice-daily versus once-daily dosing schedule for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a pediatric oncology group study Abstract and Poster, American Society of Hematology Annual Conference, San Diego, California. December 2004.

 

Thienprayoon R, Leonard D, Lee SC, Winick NJ. Association of race and ethnicity with hospice use in pediatric oncology patients. J Clin Oncol 30, 2012 (suppl; abstr e19536).

 

Thienprayoon R, Campbell R, Winick NJ.  Bereavement services offered by pediatric hospitals: a survey of pediatric hospital chaplains. Poster, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine annual assembly, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2013.

 

Thienprayoon R, Campbell R, Winick NJ.  Bereavement services offered by pediatric hospitals: a survey of pediatric hospital chaplains. Poster, Pediatric Chaplains Network annual meeting, Winterpark, Florida. May 2013.

 

Thienprayoon, R, Campbell, R, Flores, A, Velazquez, R, Winick, NJ.  An evaluation of the grief and bereavement services offered by a pediatric hospital: a telephone survey of bereaved parents. Poster, American Academy of Palliative and Hospice Medicine annual assembly, San Diego, California. March 2014. 

 

Thienprayoon R., Marks, E., Funes, M., Martinez, L., Lee, SC., Winick, NJ.  “Most parents teach their child how to live; we taught ours how to die.” The hospice experience in Latino and Caucasian children. Poster, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. May 2014.

 

Schreck, B., Thienprayoon, R. A symphony of life: one team's approach to perinatal palliative care. Poster, American Academy of Pediatrics National Meeting.  Washington, D.C. October 2015.

 

Cameron, M., Schreck, B., Thienprayoon, R. Sounds of life: one team's approach to perinatal palliative care. Poster, Center to Advance Palliative Care National Seminar.  San Antonio, Texas.  November 2015.

 

Thienprayoon, R., Porter, K., Tate, M., Meyer, M. Screening for opioid abuse/diversion among children, adolescents and young adults with cancer: A quality improvement project. Poster, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Scientific Series.  Orlando, Florida. December 2015.

 

Ajayi, T., Doshi, A., Thienprayoon, R., Bower, K., Tate, M. Harnessing the power of elemedicine in pediatric palliative care from childhood to adulthood: the why and how.  Annual Assembly of the American-Academy-of-Hospice-and-Palliative-Medicine and the Hospice-and-Palliative-Nurses-Association, Boston, MA, 14 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Elsevier Science Inc. 55:558-559. 01 Feb 2018. 

 

Miller, E., Humphrey, L., Thienprayoon, R. Drug abuse and diversion in pediatric palliative care- what you should know, what you can do, and what you can learn from our multisite experience. Annual Assembly of the American-Academy-of-Hospice-and-Palliative-Medicine and the Hospice-and-Palliative-Nurses-Association, Boston, MA, 14 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Elsevier Science Inc. 55:576-577. 01 Feb 2018. 

 

OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2001-2003

Undergraduate Student, Suzy Shuker Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of

Technology

Synthesized and purified HTLV-1 protease for other researchers.

 

2009

Resident Elective, Division Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UT Southwestern Department of

Pediatrics

Mentor: Janna Journeycake, MD

Retrospective review of liver transplant patients from 2008 to 2010 at Children’s Medical Center of

Dallas to evaluate bleeding and thrombosis events in patients who received Antithrombin III

perioperatively compared to patients who did not.