Teena Bhatla

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Teena Bhatla

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Hematological Malignancies Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Contact Info

Address
522 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

212-263-9917


Education

2001-2004 — Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Internship

Research Summary

My major research interest is the development of novel treatments for relapsed childhood leukemia, given the poor outcome of children treated with conventional approaches such as stem cell transplantation.

As the director of the pediatric hematologic malignancies program, I oversee the treatment of all pediatric leukemia and lymphoma patients at NYU Langone. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, I am involved in designing and implementing clinical trials for patients with relapsed and refractory leukemia.

I have specifically focused my research career on investigating the epigenetic mechanisms in the evolution of relapsed clones. My goal is to discover novel agents that could potentially alter the genetic fingerprint of resistant leukemic blasts and render them susceptible to treatment by chemotherapy. My research is highly translational and I use banked samples from patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


Splice site mutation in factor X gene manifesting as severe intracranial haemorrhage in neonatal period with a challenging treatment course
Madhusoodhan, P P; Lu, B Y; Chen, J; Jones, C L; Meyer, J A; Roman, E A; Nardi, M; Carroll, W L; Bhatla, T. Splice site mutation in factor X gene manifesting as severe intracranial haemorrhage in neonatal period with a challenging treatment course [Letter]. Haemophila. 2016 Dec 19;23(2):e138-e140 (2374292)

Epigenetic Landscape of Relapsed Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Bhatla, T; Wang, J; Saint Fleur, S; Hunger, S; Loh, M; Brown, P; Carroll, WL. Epigenetic Landscape of Relapsed Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia [Meeting Abstract]. Pediatric blood & cancer. 2016 NOV;63:S26-S26 (2385932)

Decitabine enhances chemosensitivity of early T-cell precursor-acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell lines and patient-derived samples
Lu, Benjamin Y; Thanawala, Shivani U; Zochowski, Kelly C; Burke, Michael J; Carroll, William L; Bhatla, Teena. Decitabine enhances chemosensitivity of early T-cell precursor-acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell lines and patient-derived samples. Leukemia & lymphoma. 2016 Aug;57(8):1938-1941 (1901052)

Progress and Prospects in Pediatric Leukemia
Madhusoodhan, P Pallavi; Carroll, William L; Bhatla, Teena. Progress and Prospects in Pediatric Leukemia. Current problems in pediatric & adolescent health care. 2016 Jul;46(7):229-241 (2136582)

Genomic Characterization of Poorly Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma in a Pediatric Patient
Bhatla, Teena; Dandekar, Smita; Lu, Benjamin Y; Wang, Jinhua; Han, Eugenia; Bitterman, Danielle; Jones, Courtney L; Evensen, Nikki A; Magid, Margret; Meyer, Julia A; Carroll, William L. Genomic Characterization of Poorly Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma in a Pediatric Patient. Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 2016 Jan;38(1):e21-e25 (1834772)