Pediatric Oncology Scientific Advisory Board Members
Dr. Somasundaram Jayabose
Rutgers CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEy, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
Dr. Jayabose is a retired pediatric hematologist-oncologist with extensive training in pediatric oncology. He graduated with a medical degree from Madurai Medical College and completed child health and pediatrics residences at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi and New York Medical College. He participated in the pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, after which he treated patients both in a private practice setting and at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He is also responsible for creating the pediatrics oncology department at one of our current grant sites, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, where he also set up the Camila Children Cancer Fund. View more about this site and his work here.
Dr. Anu Banerjee
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO,CA
Dr. Banerjee is a pediatrician with fellowship training in pediatric hematology and oncology. She specializes in neuro-oncology and is also an epidemiologist with special interest in pediatric palliative care. She currently works as an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery at UCSF. Learn more about Dr. Banerjee's publications here.
Dr. Murali Chintagumpala
TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, HOUSTON, TX
Dr. Murali Chintagumpala is Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Program and Director of the Solid Tumor Programs at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Murali is also a Clinical Co-Director of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston. His specialties include Neuro-Oncology, Retinoblastoma, Osteosarcoma, and Wilm's Tumor. Learn more about Dr. Chintagumpala's publications and studies here.
Dr. Amar Gajjar
ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN RESEARCH HOSPITAL, MEMPHIS, TN
Dr. Gajjar is Director of the Neuro-Oncology Division and Co-Leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program at St. Jude's. He is also co-chair of the Department of Oncology and Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatric Medicine. His current research focuses on innovative treatment protocols for childhood brain tumors so that doctors can better understand the mechanisms through which anti-cancer drugs work and use them efficiently. Learn more about Dr. Gajjar's publications here.
Dr. Rajen Mody
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MI
Dr. Rajen Mody is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan. He was trained in pediatric hematology/oncology at UM and completed his Masters in Science (MS) in clinical trials design and biostatistics at UM’s School of Public Health. His current research focuses on new drug development against childhood cancers and the role of precision medicine in pediatric oncology. He is also interested in health related outcomes of childhood cancer survivors. Learn more about his publications here.
Dr, Sadhna Shankar
CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Dr. Shankar is a board certified Pediatrician and Oncologist, trained from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. She completed her fellowship at Children's Hospital in Philiadelphia in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, after which she completed a third residency program at A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Delaware. Her specialty is in Leukemias and she has various research interests related to childhood cancer treatment and survivors. Learn more about her publications here.