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Ketan KulkarniMD

Division of Hematology-Oncology, Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics , Division of Hematology

Email: ketan.kulkarni@iwk.nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-470-3795
Fax: 902-470-7216
Mailing Address: 
Division of Hematology-Oncology
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Pediatric thrombosis
  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Global oncology
  • Leukemia


  • MD (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology (Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Pediatric Thrombosis (Clinical and Research Fellowship, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta)

Research interests

Dr. Kulkarni’s research interest is thrombosis in high-risk pediatric populations such as pediatric oncology, cardiology and intensive care. He is also interested in clinical outcomes research in pediatric oncology and global oncology. His work is collaborative and integrative with the endeavor to improve outcomes of pediatric hematology oncology patients.

Selected publications  

  • Kulkarni KP.  New frontiers of “techno-oncology” as a platform for global improvement in the outcomes of childhood cancer.  Expert Rev Hematol. 2015;8:1-4.
  • Kulkarni KP, Halton J, Spavor M, Israels SJ, Abish S, Yong J, Yasui Y, Mitchell LG.  Increased requirement for central venous catheter replacement in pediatric oncology patients with deep venous thrombosis:  A multicentre study.  Thromb Haemost. 2014 Oct 2;113(1).  [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mostert S, Arora RS, Arreola M, Bagai P, Friedrich P, Gupta S, Kaur G, Koodiyedath B, Kulkarni KP, Lam CG, Luna-Fineman S, Pizer B, Rivas S, Rossell N, Sitaresmi MN, Tsimicalis A, Weaver M, Ribeiro RC.  Abandonment of treatment for childhood cancer:  position statement of a SIOP PODC working group.  Lancet Oncol. 2011;12:719-20.

Selected awards and honours

  • International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) 2014 Young Investigator Award for the abstract “Establishing Incidence and Characteristics of Symptomatic Venous Thrombotic Events in Pediatric Cancer Patients in the Maritimes, Canada:  A population-based study"
  • Azza M Darwish Award: The Azza M Darwish Award is awarded annually to a general pediatric resident or a pediatric subspecialty resident with an interest and involvement in global health or an innovative program in child health. Awarded for the study on “Can we reduce central venous catheter (CVC) replacements in children with cancer? A prospective cohort study of non-invasive screening for venous thrombosis in pediatric oncology patients with CVC dysfunction"
  • International Society of Thrombosis Hemostasis 2013, Young Investigator Award for the abstract “Significantly increased risk for venous thrombotic events in long-term pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors:  a population-based study