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Dr. Smitha Shekar

   MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Hematology Oncology & BMT and (MRCPCH)

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Dr. Smitha Shekar

  Qualification

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Hematology Oncology & BMT and (MRCPCH)

  Specialities

Paediatric Haematology Oncology and BMT

  Locations

HCG Cancer Centre - K. R. Road, Bengaluru

  Experience

15 years

Introduction
Expertise
  • Dr. Smitha Shekar is a Consultant – Paediatric Haematology Oncology & BMT practising at HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru.
  • She has over 15 years of extensive experience in managing a broad spectrum of benign and malignant haematological disorders seen in children and adults.
  • Dr.Smitha’s expertise lies in the following areas:
    • Management of all major childhood cancers, namely leukaemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, brain tumours, bone tumours, Wilms’ tumours, germ cell tumours, soft tissue sarcomas, neuroblastomas and retinoblastomas.
    • Management of blood disorders, such as anaemia, low platelet counts and clotting problems, thalassemias, sickle cell disease, aplastic anaemias, Itp, etc.
    • Administration of bone marrow transplantation - including autologous, allogeneic, haploidentical and cord blood transplants.
    • Administration of high-dose chemotherapy, Intraventricular chemotherapy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Dr. Smitha’s special interest lies in T cell-depleted transplant and haploidentical HSCT. She also has a special interest in the management of Acute and Chronic GVHD.
  • She has performed more than 80 stem cell transplants, including auto, allo, haplo and cord blood transplants.
  • She is also keenly interested in conducting awareness programs for laymen and teaching programs for professionals.
Training and Certifications
  • Dr. Smitha has received her fellowship training in Haemato Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) from a reputed institute in Bengaluru.
  • She has also received her Paediatric Epilepsy Training from British Paediatric Neurological Association (BPNA).
  • Many certificates from Paediatric training programmes, CMEs and workshops.
Recognition
  • Dr. Smitha has been a medical coordinator and co-investigator for various clinical investigations in metastatic breast cancers, GI cancers, brain tumours and pain palliation.
  • She has delivered multiple case presentations and seminars at state and national level conferences.
  • She has been a part of numerous health camps organised by HCG.

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