Kavita Dhokapkar, MBBS, is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emory University School of Medicine. She specializes in the care of children and young adults with leukemia and lymphoma. Prior to joining Children’s, she served as Director of the Phase I Program in Pediatric Oncology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Dhodapkar received her medical degree from Seth G.S. Medical College in Bombay, India. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at Mayo Clinic followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She also completed fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and pediatric neuro-oncology at NYU Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Dhokapkar’s research focus is to develop and test new immune based approaches to treat cancer.