Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD, has been named Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospitaland Leader of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program. Krishnamurti is an accomplished pediatric hematologist oncologist and an international leader in bone marrow transplant and the treatment of hemoglobinopathies.
“We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Krishnamurti to these critical leadership positions. His expertise will propel our pediatric hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant teams,” said Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, FACS, Interim Director of Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital, William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery, and Chair of Surgery. “I am confident Dr. Krishnamurti’s expertise will continue to expand the impact of our clinical and research advances for our pediatric patients with cancer and their families.”
“I look forward to Dr. Krishnamurti bringing his expertise to help strengthen our clinical programs, expand our basic science, translational and clinical research efforts, grow the section’s educational programs, and expand faculty development and mentoring efforts,” said Clifford Bogue, MD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. "We're excited for him to join us in making Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Yale Pediatrics a top destination for care.”
Krishnamurti joins Yale from Emory University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program and Professor of Pediatrics and holds the Joseph Kuechenmeister Aflac Field Force Chair at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He received his MBBS from University of Poona, Armed Forces Medical College, India and completed a pediatrics residency at University of Bombay, India. Krishnamurti attended University of Minnesota for his pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant.
Krishnamurti starts in his new position October 1, 2021.