Philosophy of Care
I believe that as physicians who care for children with chronic conditions as well as life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, we bear a distinct responsibility to provide evidence-based medicine with care, honesty and compassion.
I work every day with patients and families to discuss various diseases and their management, and work to partner with families during this difficult process to obtain the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Arun Panigrahi is a pediatric hematology-oncology physician offering care for children with various hematological conditions as well as malignant diseases. He has special clinical interest and expertise in bleeding and clotting disorders, hemoglobinopathies, anemias, leukemia and lymphoma.
Dr. Panigrahi's research focuses on various bleeding disorders, such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), hemophilia, von Willberand disease and others. He has also published research focusing on the care of children with sickle cell disease, and has even worked to create protocols for the treatment of sickle cell disease with allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
Dr. Panigrahi is also very much interested in medical education, and has been a director of a fellowship program. Finally, Dr.Panigrahi is also involved in a variety of international collaborations to provide care for underserved children.
M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA 2007
B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana IL 2003
Pediatrics, Tufts- New England Medical Center, Boston MA 2008-2010
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago IL 2010-2013
Clinical Pharmacology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago IL 2011-2013
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2011
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2015
American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Honors and Awards
NIH T32 Post Doctoral Program in Clinical Pharmacology 2011-2013,
AAP Legislative Conference Resident Scholar, 2008
Select Recent Publications
Panigrahi AR, Clark A, Myers J, Raj A. A Novel Immunomodulatory Treatment Involving Mycophenolate mofetil and Corticosteroids for Pediatric Autoimmune Cytopenias. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. Feb 2017; 64(2):2.
Myers S, Eid R, Myers J, Panigrahi AR, Raj A. Long Term Erythrocytapheresis is Associated with Reduced Liver Iron Concentration. Pediatric Journal of Hematology/Oncology. Jan 2016;38(1):22-26.
Madian A, Panigrahi AR et al, “Inability to Achieve a Therapeutic Dose of Tacrolimus in a Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Patient due to Generic Substitution.” BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology. December 2014.
Panigrahi AR et al, "Interrater Comparisons of Children's Health-Related Quality of Life(HRQL) during the Acute Peri-Transplant Period," Pediatric Blood & Cancer. March 2009.
Wolfe LC, Panigrahi AR, Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome review article for E-Medicine( http://www.emedicine.com ). Last updated 2011.