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Teena Bhatla, MD

Pediatric Oncologist

Dr. Teena Bhatla is a super specialist working with NYU Langone Medical Center and Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in New York City, NY

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Dr. Teena is a brilliant specialist currently working in New York, NY. She is a dynamic and enthusiastic doctor helping patients within the reach. Dr. Teena Bhatla is an individual whose personal and professional aim is to help people medically. In so many years of practice, Dr. Teena Bhatla has earned a name and already cemented a place as a professional doctor of own field. She is always there for the patients and loves her work. She has received The Ira Sohn foundation fellowship award 2011-2014

  • New York University School of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York (Pediatric Hematology Oncology,Fellow)
  • Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York (Pediatric Residency, MD)
  • SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan (MBBS)

Teaching Experience

  • Resident seminar "Autism", "Protein energy Malnutrition" "Retinopathy of Prematurity"
  • Grand rounds "Cutaneous polyarteritis Nodosa"
  • Grand rounds "Cerebral Palsy"
  • Resident seminar "Fluid and electrolyte balance"
  • Lecturer, Pediatric Residents, "Von Willebrand disease"
  • Lecturer, Pediatric Residents, "Leukemias"
  • Group session with medical students annually "Hereditary spherocytosis"- case and scientific discussion
  • Lecturer, Pediatric Residents, "Graft versus Host disease"
  • Lecturer, Pediatric Residents, "Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura"
  • Lecturer, Pediatric Residents, "Tumor lysis Syndrome"
  • Mortality and Morbidity Conference: Panel discussant
  • Karpatkin Korner- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Facilitator
  • Laboratory mentor for medical student-teaching basic lab techniques and helping with honors program research project

Hospital Appointments

  • Senior/Chief resident, Department of Pediatrics, Sri Action Balaji Medical Institute, Delhi, India
  • Instructor, Division of pediatric hematology-oncology, New York University School of Medicine, NY
  • Attending Physician, Bellevue Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Attending Physician, Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Licensure and Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics Certificate
  • New York Licensure for Pediatrics
  • PALS certification
  • American Board of Pediatric-hematology Oncology certificate

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Society of Hematology
  • Member, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-oncology
  • Associate member: Children's Oncology Group
  • Site Principal Investigator: Therapeutic Advances of Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma Consortium
  • Medical school honors in Anatomy, pathology and pediatrics
  • Memorial Gold Medal Award, SMS Medical College, India
  • Award of excellence in research, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn
  • ASH abstract achievement award
  • BLY foundation grant support

Poster Presentations

  • Bhatla, T. Wetzler, G. Bultron, G. Severe Painless GI bleeding: An unusual presentation of Helicobacter pylori Associated Peptic ulcer disease in Children of South Asian origin- Lutheran research Fair, Brooklyn, 2008
  • Bhatla T, Wang J, Morrison D, Zaky W, Raetz E and Carroll W. Vorinostat reverses relapse specific drug resistance gene expression signatures in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia- American Society of Hematology conference, Orlando, Florida, 2010
  • Bhatla T, Wang J, Morrison D, Raetz E, Burke M, Brown P and Carroll W. Epigenetic modulation leads to re-expression of relapse specific silenced genes and induces chemosensitivity in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia- American Society of Hematology conference, San Diego, California, 2011
  • Bhatla T, Wang J, Morrison D, Raetz E, Burke M, Brown P and Carroll W. Epigenetic reprogramming reverses the relapse specific gene expression signature and induces chemosensitivity in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Pediatric Translational Genomics Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, February 2012
  • Jones C, Bhatla T, Wang J, Morrison D, Raetz E, Garabedian M and Carroll WTBL1XR1 Deletion Results in Resistance to Prednisolone in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Keystone Epigenetics Symposium, New Mexico, AZ, March 2013.
  • Bhatla T, Wang J, Morrison D, Jones C, Raetz E, Burke M, Brown P, Loh M, Hunger S, Carroll WL Evolution of the Histone Code in Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - American Society of pediatric Hematology-oncology, Miami, Florida 2013
  • Jones CL, Gearheart C, Fosmire S, Wang J, Bitterman D, Bhatla T, Bourgeois W, Porter C, Carroll WL Genome-Wide shRNA Screen Implicates Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) Pathway in Glucocorticoid Resistance in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - American Society of Hematology conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013
  • Dandekar S, Romanos-Sirakis E, Pais F, Bhatla T, Jones C, Bourgeois W, Hunger SP, Raetz EA, Hermiston, 2 Dasgupta R, Morrison DJ, and Carroll WL Inhibition of the Wnt Pathway Leads to Improved Chemosensitivity in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic
  • Madhusoodhan P, Roman E, Nardi M, Bhatla T- Factor X deficiency presenting as neonatal intracranial hemorrhage: Shorter factor half-life leading to a challenging treatment course
    • To be presented at upcoming American Society of pediatric Hematology-oncology meeting, Chicago, IL- 2014


  • Bhatla, P Acharya, U, Bhatla, T. To study the effect of phototherapy on calcium homeostasis and study other side effects.
    • Current Medical trends; 06/2004, volume: 8/no.2: 1520-1526
  • Bhatla, T Cerebral Palsy: Chapter in Textbook of Pediatric Neurology in Tropics: 2007 Jaypee Brothers
  • Morrison DJ, Hogan LE, Condos G, Bhatla T, Germin N, Moskowitz N, Lee L, Bhojwani D, Horton TM, Belitskaya-Levy I, Greenberger LM, Horak ID, Grupp SA, Teachey D, Raetz EA and Carroll WL. Endogenous Knock-down of survivin improves chemotherapeutic response in ALL models.
    • Leukemia 2011 Aug 16 doi: 10.1038/leu.2011.199. (Epub ahead of print)
  • Arva N, Pappas J, Bhatla T, Raetz E, Ginsburg H, Hajdu C. Well differentiated pancreatic endocrine carcinoma in tuberous sclerosis: case report and review of literature.- American Journal of surgical pathology 2012 Jan; 36(1):149: 53
  • Bhatla T, Wang J, Morrison D, Raetz E, Burke M, Brown P and Carroll W.- Epigenetic reprogramming reverses the relapse specific gene expression signature and induces chemosensitivity in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Blood. May 31, 2012: 119 (22): 5201-5210
  • Raetz, E and Bhatla, T- Where do we stand in the treatment of relapsed ALL? Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2012; 2012:129-36
  • Meyer J, Carroll WL, Bhatla T- Screening for gene mutations: will early identification of NT5C2 gene mutations help predict the likelihood of relapse and treatment options in acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Expert Rev Hematol. 2013 Jun;6(3):223-4
  • Saha A, Dandekar S, Milla S, Roman E, Bhatla TBilateral parotid gland enlargement and palpable nephromegaly in infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Case report and review of literature.