Diagnosis , Treatment and Stem cell Transplantation for all forms of blood disorders:
Blood Cancers (Leukemias)
Tumors from Blood Cells (Lymphomas)
Plasma Cell Cancers (Multiple Myeloma,Cryoglobulinemias, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemias)
Aplastic Anaemias (Congenital & Acquired Aplastic Anemias)
Hemolytic anaemias (Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Anaemia)
Autoimmune Hemolytic anaemia and Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
Disorders of Bleeding (Hemophilias, Platelet Disorders) and Clotting (Thrombosis and DVT)
2. Diagnostic Procedures:
a) Bone marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
b) Lymph Node Biopsy
c) Lumbar Punctures and Intrathecal Chemotherapy
d) Flow Cytometry for Immunophenotyping - Leukemias, Lymphomas, PNH, Platelet
Disorders and Immune Deficiency Syndromes..
e) Cytogenetics and Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization techniques for - AML, A.L.L., CML,
C.L.L, Multiple Myeloma, Lymphomas, M.D.S (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) and Aplastic
f) Molecular Hematology techniques:
i) Blood Cancers; PML RAR alpha, BCR-ABL, comprehensive panel of genetic analysis for all forms of acute myeloid leukemias(A.M.L) and acute lymphoblastic leukemias(A.L.L.)
ii) Mutation analysis for all inherited form of blood disorders: Thalassemias,Sickle Cell
Anaemias, Congenital Dyserythropoetic anaemias, Pure Red cell Aplasias, Inherited
Bone marrow Failure Syndromes, and Inherited Thrombotic Disorders.
i) Chemotherapy for all forms of Blood Cancers - Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myelomas
ii) Immunotherapy with Monoclonal Antibodies - Induction and Maintenance therapy
iii) ATG therapy for Aplastic Anaemias and such other immune mediated disorders
iv) Intrathecal Chemotherapy for Malignant Disorders of the Blood.
v) Conditioning Chemotherapy Prior to Stem Cell Transplantation
vi) Therapy with Differentiating agents: Azacitidine, Decitabine, All Trans Retinoic Acid,
vii) Blood Product, Platelet support and Factor Support for Bleeding Disorders.
4.Stem Cell Transplantation:
i) Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation: For all Blood Disorders of Stem Cell Origin
- Aplastic Anaemias
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Thalassemias and Sickle Cell Anaemias
- Relapsed Lymphomas and Multiple Myelomas
- Inherited Bone marrow Failure Syndromes in Children
- Immune Deficiency Disorders
- Storage and Metabolic Disorders affecting bone marrow stem cells.
ii) Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation: For all disorders requiring high dose chemotherapy
- Multiple Myelomas
- Autoimmune Disorders.
At Christian Medical College, Vellore where I completed my D.M. in Clinical Hematology, I had the privilege of undergoing training with the best minds in Hematology and Transplantation. I the underwent fellowship training at the FACT-JACIE accredited Leukemia and Stem Cell Transplant Program at Vancouver General Hospital.
Hematology is an ever expanding & challenging specialty involving diagnosis & therapy for both children & adults. The practice of hematology shares with medicine & surgery a main event: a patient, often with loved ones, comes to a clinician for help. For this consultation to occur with the highest quality and value, patients need access.
My job is to provide access to patients to state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities through an ecosystem where patients coming with suspicion of blood disorders receive prompt stabilization measures, undergo thorough diagnostic workup and are given access to treatment, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy and whenever required, stem cell transplantation.