Mala Talekar

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

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Mala Talekar is an Attending Physician in Pediatric Oncology at the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.

She was inspired to help work toward a cure for cancer, so she traveled to the US to further her training and perform research.

Licensure and Certification

2011-present – Pennsylvania State Board Medical License

2012 – American Board of Pediatrics- Board Certified.

2006 – Diplomate of National Board (DNB) of Pediatrics, India- Board Certified.

2003 – Diplomate of Child Health (DCH), Pediatrics, India- Board Certified.

Honors and Awards

2014 – International Award: Awarded the “NRI of the Year 2013” Award in the ceremony hosted in Mumbai, India on March 24th 2014. TIMESNOW is Student Category (USA) organized by TIMESNOW. Received Award in a India’s No. 1 English News Channel from Times Television Network, a part of The Times Group – the publishers of the World’s Largest English Daily Newspaper, The Times of India.

2013 – Awarded “ASH 2013 Meeting Abstract Achievement Award” for abstract entitled: “ONC201 (TIC10) Induces TRAIL and Cell Death In Preclinical Models Of Pediatric Lymphoma” by American Society of Hematology, for their International Annual Meeting 2013.

2013 – Top Oral Presentation: “TRAIL-inducing agent –TIC10 and combinatorial therapeutics in pediatric lymphoma: a targeted approach”- Oral presentation at Annual Resident/Fellow Research Day, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

2012 – Recognized for “providing great care to patients and families”- nominated by patients, recognized by administrative leadership at Penn State Hershey Medical Center: April 2012.

2011 – Outstanding Advocate Achievement: “Residency Program: Resident Assessment for Improvement”, awarded by The Faculty of the Community Pediatrics & Advocacy Program of CHOP

2006 – 3rd prize in National Essay Competition for Pediatricians –Mindapple 2006, Indian Academy of Pediatrics; “The Role of a Father in Child Upbringing”.

1998 – Certificate of Merit for Distinctions in Pharmacology and Microbiology

1997 – Certificate of Merit for Distinction in Physiology.

1995 – Certificate of Merit for highest marks in Mathematics

1993 – Sunanda Scholarship: for topping Final Year at High School

1993 – Mr. & Mrs. N.H. Alwyn Scholarship: for highest marks in English in Final Year at High School

She is here to help us with healthcare questions/ advice/ tips for children and adolescents ailing from cancer and other blood disorders.

Besides her proffesion, Mala love reading science/ medical fiction and enjoy writing essays and poetry. In her leisure time she like being silly with her kids, biking with her family and visiting a beach. Mala also enjoy listening to music, singing, dancing, and drawing.

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