Girish Dhall, MD has been named as division director for the Hematology-Oncology and Blood Marrow Transplantation program in the UAB Department of Pediatrics and Children's of Alabama. Dhall is currently an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Neuro-oncology Program at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and will join the department at the end of May 2019.
Dhall has been at CHLA and on faculty at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California since 2007, when he completed his fellowship in pediatric neuro-oncology. His clinical interests include caring for children and young adults with primary brain and spinal cord injuries. He is dedicated to improving the survival rate of young children with brain tumors without the use of high levels of radiation therapy.
Dhall completed his fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at New York University Medical Center, residency in pediatrics at New York Medical College and medical school at Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India. He is a member of multiple professional societies including Histiocyte Society, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Neuro-oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Society of Pediatric Oncology and the Society for Pediatric Research.
He has successfully led many clinical trials and has been involved in leadership roles on various national committees, including the chairmanship of the Young Investigator's Committee in Children's Oncology Group.
"I would like to thank everyone for welcoming Deepti and I to be a part of your UAB family," Dhall said. "I am excited to be among such distinguished group of people. I really look forward to working with all of you and will strive to make Children's of Alabama and UAB a top destination for children with complex hematologic and oncologic disorders."