Clinical Interests: I am a trained pediatric hematologist oncologist and that means I am a doctor who specializes in taking care of children with cancer and other blood related disorders including various anemias or bleeding and clotting disorders. I am involved in diagnosis, treatment and long term follow-up of my patients.
Research Interests: Besides oncology and hematology, my area of interest is adolescents with bleeding disorders. I have worked with middle and high schools and am currently working on standardizing a simple pediatric questionnaire instrument that can assess the bleeding problems that require further work up. Another area of my interest is children with clotting problems. This issue is becoming more prevalent in the pediatric population with time. The use of invasive procedures and central lines is making a previously infrequent condition among children, thrombosis, to become more ubiquitous. Altered lifestyles that are more sedentary and obesity are causing problems like thrombosis in childhood that were relatively unknown before.
Philosophy of Care: Although the patient is one of the children in the family, the diagnosis and care of that child affects the whole family. It is very important for the child to have a warm and loving family. Healthy eating habits and lots of exercise go a long way in helping to beat cancer!
M.D., Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, 1980
Michigan State University and Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI, 2002-05
Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2005-08
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2011
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology (ASPHO)
Hemostasis Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS)
International Society on Thrombosis Hemostasis (ISTH)
Select Recent Publications
Pawar A, Botolin D, Mangelsdorf DJ, Jump DB. The role of liver X receptor-alpha in the fatty acid regulation of hepatic gene expression. J Biol Chem. 2003 Oct 17;278(42):40736-43.
Pawar A, Jump DB. Unsaturated fatty acid regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha activity in rat primary hepatocytes. J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 19;278(38):35931-9.
Pawar A, Xu J, Jerks E, Mangelsdorf DJ, Jump DB. Fatty acid regulation of liver X receptors (LXR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha ) in HEK293 cells. J Biol Chem. 2002 Oct 18;277(42):39243-50.