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Dr. Sujit Sheth to Oversee Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Komansky Center for Children's Health

New York (Oct 1, 2011)

Sujit Sheth, M.D.
Sujit Sheth, M.D.

This month, the NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health welcomes Sujit Sheth, M.D., as Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Sheth, who is Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology, is an expert in iron metabolism, thalassemia, and sickle cell disease, and is an accomplished clinical researcher and educator.

Each year, the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology provides treatment for children with a wide range of congenital and acquired blood disorders and cancers. The Division's Hematology Program diagnoses and treats infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with:

  • blood-related cancers
  • hemoglobinopathy
  • sickle cell anemia
  • thalassemia
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemophilia
  • Von Willebrand's disease

The Division's team of pediatric specialists includes four internationally renowned physicians and a staff of dedicated administrators, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, technicians and postdoctoral fellows. The Division offers disease-specific programs, supported by basic and clinical research, to improve the management and understanding of these childhood blood diseases.

The Division's Pediatric Hematology Program offers specialized clinical programs that include:

  • Comprehensive Thalassemia Center
  • Pediatric Oncology Program
  • Comprehensive Hemophilia and Diagnostic Treatment Center
  • Thrombocytopenia Program

About Dr. Sujit Sheth

Dr. Sheth completed his medical training at the University of Bombay, receiving his medical degree in 1988 and completing his resident specialty training in pediatrics in 1991. A year later, he entered Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric hematology/oncology, completing his fellowship in 1995 and an additional year of residency in pediatrics in 1996.

Dr. Sheth joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in 1996 as Clinical Director of the Pediatric Hematology program, and was named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics on the Columbia University faculty. In 2004 he was appointed Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sheth is recognized for his dedication to medical education. At Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, he was voted Attending of the Year by the Pediatric Housestaff in 2010 and nominated for Teacher of the Year eight times, receiving the honor in 1999. He has served on resident selection and education committees, as well as on the Scientific Advisory Board, Irving Center for Clinical Research at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

As part of his new role, Dr. Sheth, a physician-scientist with a focus on clinical research related to disorders of iron overload, plans to further develop the Division's clinical and translational research activities. Dr. Sheth has completed work as Principle Investigator on one National Institutes of Health grant, "Mentored Patient-Oriented Hematology Research Training," and served as co-investigator on several other NIH-funded studies. He is currently co-investigator on three ongoing NIH studies investigating various aspects of iron metabolism.

For more information on the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, or to make an appointment, please call (212) 746-3400.

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