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Geetha Puthenveetil, MD

Appointments:
888-770-2462

Office:
714-509-8459

Specialty:
Hematology

Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Special Interests:
Hemoglobinopathies, Sickle Cell disease

Research Focus:
Sickle cell disorders

Language:
Hindi

Dr. Puthenveetil is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
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St Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Dr. Geetha Putheveetil specializes in all aspects of hematology with emphasis in hemoglobinopathies, including beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease, and is part of the national sickle cell network. She is currently part of an international study looking at standards of care with sickle cell patients. Helping to facilitate this research, Dr. Putheveetil established a comprehensive red cell clinic at CHOC to treat patients with red cell disorders—including sickle cell disease, thalassemia, aplastic anemia, and Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. The clinic is attended by a cardiologist, endocrinologist, and hematologist and provides comprehensive care for patients. Dr. Puthenveetil is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Puthenveetil attended medical school in India at St. John’s Medical College. She served her pediatric residency training at St. John's Medical College Hospital and at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and completed a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California. Dr. Puthenveetil was voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors and speaks fluent Hindi and Malayalam.




Administrative Appointments

  • Hematology, CHOC Children's Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor

Education

  • Medical School
    St John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Pediatrics Residency
    New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA

Research

Dr. Putheveetil is part of the national sickle cell network. She is currently part of an international study looking at standards of care with sickle cell patients. Helping to facilitate this research, Dr. Putheveetil established a comprehensive red cell clinic at CHOC to treat patients with red cell disorders including sickle cell disease, thalassemia, aplastic anemia, and Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. The clinic is attended by a cardiologist, endocrinologist, and hematologist and provides comprehensive care for patients.




Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Published Works

Inflammatory Polyps following successful HLA-matched cord blood transplantation in a patient with X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome.
Buchbinder D, Younes B, Sassoon A, Soni A, Hsieh L, Puthenveetil G, Stites J, Ness-Jorden T, Neudorf S, Nugent D. Pediatr Transplant 2011 July 8. (Epub ahead of print). PMID 21736679 [PubMed “ as supplied by publisher]



Unrelated Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in a patient with Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia and Iron Overload.
Buchbinder D, Nugent D, Vu D, Soni A, Stites J, Hsieh L, Puthenveetil G. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Nov 26. (Epub ahead of print) PMID 21108711 [PubMed as supplied by publisher]



Presentations and Abstracts

David Shyr MD, Geetha Puthenveetil MD, Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in April 2010

Jill Stites FNP, Geetha Puthenveetil MD, Children’s Hospital of Orange County Abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in April 2010

"Poster presentation" Ninth Cooley’s Anemia Symposium, 10/09

In 2010 at the annual meeting for the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Petheveetil coauthored the poster presentations

accepted for publication in Pediatric Transplantation, the official journal of the International Pediatric Transplant Association.

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