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Farzana Pashankar

Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology); Fellowship Director, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program; Director, Solid Tumor Program, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program; Children's Oncology Group Site PI, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program

Contact Information

Farzana Pashankar, MD, MRCP, MBBS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States



Dr Farzana Pashankar is an accomplished pediatric hematologist oncologist, specializing in care of children with sickle cell disease and solid tumors. She is an international expert in germ cell tumors and rare tumors. Her research has focused on clinical trial development through Children's Oncology Group, and she is the Chair and Vice Chair of international trials in germ cell tumors. Dr Pashankar is Director of Pediatric Solid Tumor Program, Disease Aligned Research Team Leader for Pediatrics at Smilow Cancer Center and Director of the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program.

Dr Pashankar received her MBBS and MD from University of Pune, India. She trained in United Kingdom, receiving an MRCP. She subsequently did a residency at University of Iowa and fellowship at British Columbia Children's Hospital, before joining Yale in 2005.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (2004)
  • Resident
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (2003)
  • Fellow
    British Columbia Children's Hospital, Canada (1999)
  • MD
    Poona University (1992)
  • Resident
    Sassoon General Hospital (1991)
  • MBBS
    University of Pune (1989)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2016-2020, Faculty Honor RollYale Pediatric Residency Program2020
2018 -Semifinalist, Pediatric Quality AwardChildren's Hospital Association2018
2015: Howard. A. Pearson Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award2015
2012: Pediatric Residency Program Director's Award2012
2009: Pediatric Faculty Scholar Award, Yale University School of Medicine 2009
2008: Travel Award, NIH Sickle Cell Vasculopathy Conference 2008

Professional Service

Protocol Review CommitteeCommittee Member2022 - Present
Appointments and Promotions CommitteeCommittee Member2021 - Present
Faculty Development CommitteeCommittee Member2021 - Present
American Society of Pediatric hematology OncologyCommittee Member2018 - Present
Malignant Germ Cell International ConsortiumExecutive Board Member2011 - Present
Journal ReviewerPediatric Blood and Cancer, American Journal of Hematology, Cancer2010 - Present
Children's Oncology Group2008-Present Steering Committee Member, Rare Tumor Committee 2008-Present Chair, Infrequent Tumor Subcommittee, Rare Tumor Committee 2012-Present Steering Committee Member, Adolescent and Young Adult Committee 2006- 2010 Member, Young Investigator Committee 2006- 2009 Young Investigator Committee Liaison 2006 - Present

Departments & Organizations