paediatric oncologist in kochi

Dr. Shwetha Seetharam

Consultant - Paediatric Oncology
DM Paediatric Oncology

One of the best Paediatric Oncologist in Kochi, Kerala with 4 years of experience, Dr Shwetha is an expert in the comprehensive management of pediatric leukemias, lymphomas and various paediatric solid tumors including neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, retinoblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma at the best surgical oncology hospital in Kochi - Aster Medcity. She holds a DM in Paediatric Oncology from Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Trivandrum and prior to Joining Aster Medcity, she independently initiated and developed the Department of Paediatric Oncology at KIMS Health Hospital, Trivandrum. She is passionate about promoting childhood cancer awareness in a bid to enable early diagnosis and better prognosis in pediatric cancers. She has numerous publications in reputed international and national journals.

Area of expertise
  • Paediatric Solid Tumors
Awards and recognitions
  • Seetharam S, Thankamony P, Gopakumar KG, Nair RA, Jacob PM, Jagathnath Krishna KM, Rajeswari B, Nair M, Guruprasad CS, Prasanth VR. Outcomes of pediatric mixed phenotype acute leukemia treated with lymphoid directed therapy: Analysis of an institutional series from India. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2021 May;38(4):358-366. doi: 10.1080/08880018.2020.1871453. Epub 2021 Feb 26. PMID: 33635170. 
  • Seetharam S, Thankamony P, Jacob PM, Nair RA. Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma of bone in children: A close mimicker of Ewing's sarcoma. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2018;39:385-7. 
  • Gopakumar KG, Seetharam S, KM JK, et al. Risk-based management strategy and outcomes of tumor lysis syndrome in children with leukemia/lymphoma: Analysis from a resource-limited setting. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018;e 27401.
  • Gopakumar KG, Thankamony P, Seetharam S. Treatment of tumor lysis syndrome in children with leukemia/lymphoma in resource-limited settings—Efficacy of a fixed low-dose rasburicase. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2017 Sep 4:1-6. DOI: 10.1080/08880018.2017.1348415
  • Chander R, Seetharam S, Gopakumar KG et al. Paraneoplastic Demyelinating Sensorimotor Neuropathy Delaying the Diagnosis of an Underlying Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a Child. Journal of Oncology Practice.2018.   https://doi: 10.1200/JOP.18.00200.
  • Boddu D, Thankamony P, Guruprasad CS, Nair M, Rajeswari B, Seetharam S. Effect of imatinib on growth in children with chronic myeloid leukemia. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2019 May;36(4):189-197. doi: 10.1080/08880018.2019.1610119. Epub 2019 Jul 12. PMID: 31298597.
  • Seetharam S, Thankamony P, Gopakumar KG, Krishna KMJ. Higher incidence of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion during induction chemotherapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in indian children. Indian J Cancer. 2019 Oct-Dec;56(4):320-324. doi: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_737_18. PMID: 31607700.

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