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Farzana Pashankar, MD, MRCP

Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)



I am a Pediatric Hematologist oncologists specializing in taking care of children with cancer and blood disorders. My area of special interest is solid tumors, especially germ cell tumors and rare cancers and hemoglobinopathies including sickle cell disease and thalassemia.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (2004)
  • Resident
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (2003)
  • Fellow
    British Columbia Children's Hospital, Canada (1999)
  • MD
    Poona University (1992)
  • Resident
    Sassoon General Hospital (1991)

Honors & Recognition

2015: Howard. A. Pearson Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award2015
2012: Howard. A. Pearson Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award,2012
2009: Pediatric Faculty Scholar Award, Yale University School of Medicine 2009
2008: Travel Award, NIH Sickle Cell Vasculopathy Conference 2008

Professional Service

Journal ReviewerPediatric Blood and Cancer, American Journal of Hematology, British Journal of Hematology 2010 - Present
Kids In Cancer Support Program 2009-Present Faculty Advisor, Kids in Cancer Support Program 2009 - Present
Medical School Admissions Committee2008-2011 Admissions Committee 2008 - 2011
Children's Oncology Group2008-Present Steering Committee Member, Rare Tumor Committee 2008-Present Chair, Infrequent Tumor Subcommittee, Rare Tumor Committee 2012-Present Steering Committee Member, Adolescent and Young Adult Committee 2006- 2010 Member, Young Investigator Committee 2006- 2009 Young Investigator Committee Liaison 2006 - Present
Genetics Advisory Committee, Department of Public Health, CT2006-Present Member 2006 - Present

Departments & Organizations