Dr. Intezar Mehdi is the Director and Head of the Department, Senior Consultant - Paediatric Haeamtology Oncology & BMT at HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru.
Dr. Mehdi is a well-known paediatric haemato-oncologist, whose expertise lies in the treatment of malignancies, childhood leukaemia (ALL, AML), lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas), histiocytosis syndromes in children, CNS tumours, bone tumours, Wilms tumour, neuroblastoma, sarcomas and other solid tumours in children.
He is well-experienced in the treatment of haematological disorders like thalassaemia, sickle cell anaemia, anaemia in children, AIHA, ITP, platelet disorders, haemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
Dr. Mehdi is also well-versed in autologous and allogeneic blood and bone marrow transplants which are indicated in haematological and oncological malignancies and benign conditions like thalassemia and aplastic anaemia.
Dr. Mehdi has handles about 100 cases every year.
Training and Certifications
Dr. Mehdi completed has his certificate course from the Indian Association of Palliative care in 2012.
He has also finished a certificate course on Sharing Experience in Managing thrombotic disorders from Royal College of Physicians - RCP activity code number 106928 - (2016 - 2017).
He has also completed his intensive course for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC2020) from St Jude cure for kids - online course ( Jan – March 2020).
He is an active member of multiple paediatric associations and societies in India and abroad.
Dr. Mehdi is a life member of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), UK.
Dr. Mehdi also holds a membership at paediatric haematology/oncology chapter (IAP) and IAP-BPS, Bengaluru, Karnataka and Indian Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Group (IPHOG).
He is a life member of IMA- Indian Medical Association and Member of SIOP- International society for Pediatric Oncologists and member of ISBMT- Indian society of Blood and Bone marrow transplant.
Dr. Mehdi is a reviewer of Indian Journal of Palliative care (IJPC), Indian Journal of Pediatrics (IJP), Indian Journal of Child Health (IJCH), and Indian Journal of case reports (IJCR)
He has delivered multiple lectures and presentations and has also co-authored various research publications both in national and international journals.
Guidance for pediatric haematology-oncology (PHO) and haematopoietic stem cell transplant services during COVID-19 pandemic: A consensus statement byPHO chapter of Indian academy of paediatrics, Pediatric Haematology Oncology Journal (2020).
Survey on Usage of Weekly Hydroxychloroquine Prophylaxis against COVID19 amongst Healthcare Workers in India. Authorea. October 14, 2020.
Long-term Remission of Metastatic Pleomorphic Paratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma with Chemotherapy in an Adolescent Boy- Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2020.
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