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Geetha Puthenveetil, MD

Dr. Puthenveetil has staff privileges at CHOC Orange

Locations:
Orange, CA
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Hematology

Special Interests:
Hemoglobinopathies, Sickle Cell disease

Research Focus:
Sickle cell disorders

Language:
Hindi

Published Works:

Office and Contact Information

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8459
fax: (714) 509-8771
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St Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
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Web Site:
http://www.choc.org/specialists


Administrative Appointments

  • Hematology, CHOC Children's Specialists

Physician / Researcher Bio

Geetha Puthenveetil, MD specializes in all aspects of hematology with emphasis in hemoglobinopathies, including Beta Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease. Dr. Puthenveetil is board certified in pediatrics and in pediatric hematology-oncology. She received her medical degree from St. John's Medical College in Karnataka, India. She completed pediatric residency training at St. John's Medical College Hospital and at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She completed a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California.


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

Board Certifications

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

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years

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.


Video

Sickle Cell Disease: Dr. Puthenveetil, CHOC Children's Sickle Cell Disease: Dr. Puthenveetil, CHOC Children's
In this American Health Journal video Geetha Puthenveetil, MD, explains the disorder of sicle cell anemia and talks about one of the most common myths of the disease. ...

News

Dr. Geetha Puthenveetil to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, December 27th at 12:30 p.m.
December 19, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association....
More than 60 CHOC Children’s Doctors Named “Physicians of Excellence”
January 04, 2011
More than 60 CHOC Children’s physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are featured as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January 2011 issue of Orange Coast magazine. The "Physicians of Exc...
More than 50 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 04, 2010
The Orange County Medical Association names more than 50 CHOC doctors "Physicians of Excellence."...

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]

Abstracts

Effect of Immune Therapy on PNH Clone Size and Bone Marrow Cellularity. 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

New Approach in treating pediatric Hemangiomas . 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

Deferasirox is a safe and effective iron chelator in thalassemia patients post bone marrow transplantation – Poster presentation – Ninth Cooley’s Anemia Symposium, 10/09

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“Successful Correction of the Human Beta Thalassemia Major Phenotype Using a Lentiviral Vector” for the journal, Blood, 2004

“Successful Correction of the Human Cooley’s Anemia (beta) – Thalassemia Major Phenotype Using a Lentiviral Vector Flanked by the Chicken Hypersensitive Site 4 Chromatin Insulator” for the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2005 Presented on deferasirox as a safe and effective iron chelator in thalassemia patients post bone marrow transplantation at the Ninth Colley’s Anemia Symposium.

In 2010 at the annual meeting for the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Petheveetil coauthored the poster presentations “New Approach in Treating Pediatric Hemangiomas” and “The Effect of Immune Therapy on PNH Cone Size and Bone Marrow Cellularity.”

“Unrelated Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in a Patient with Congenital Dyserythropoietic Aneia and Iron Overload” accepted for publication in Pediatric Transplantation, the official journal of the International Pediatric Transplant Association.

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