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Sujit Sheth, <span>MD</span>

Sujit Sheth, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 746-3400
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Sujit Sheth is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  He is also Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine.  Dr. Sheth is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology, and is an expert in iron metabolism, thalassemia, and sickle cell disease.

Dr. Sheth completed his medical training at the University of Bombay, receiving his medical degree (MBBS) in 1988 and completing his resident specialty training in Pediatrics (MD) in 1991. A year later, he entered Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, completing his fellowship in 1995 and his obligatory additional year of residency in Pediatrics in 1996. Following his residency, Dr. Sheth joined the Columbia University faculty where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. In 2004, he assumed responsibility as Clinical Director of the Pediatric Hematology program, and was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sheth is recognized for his dedication to medical education. At NewYork-Presbyterian 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.

Assuming responsibility as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Sheth moved to Weill Cornell in 2011, and was appointed Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in 2012. Since then he has overseen a reorganization and renovation of the Division, practice and clinical facility, adding additional faculty both on the clinical and research arms.

Dr. Sheth has also established himself as a physician-scientist with a focus on clinical research related to disorders of iron overload. He has completed work as Principal Investigator on one NIH grant, "Mentored Patient-Oriented Hematology Research Training," and as co-investigator on several other NIH funded studies. He is currently working on research projects and clinical trials related to disorders of red blood cells and iron metabolism. He was appointed Vice-Chair for Clinical Research in 2014, and has worked on improving infrastructure, internal funding and overall support for clinical research in the Department.

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1988 Seth G.S. Medical College

Residency: 1991 Bombay Hospital

Residency: 1995 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: 1996 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center