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DR. GEETHA PUTHENVEETIL TO APPEAR ON AMERICAN HEALTH JOURNAL ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27TH AT 12:30 P.M.
December 19, 2012

CHOC Children's hematologist Geetha Puthenveetil, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning healthcare television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Thursday, December 27th at 12:30 p.m.  She will discuss the topic of sickle cell disease in children.


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.


The recipient of more than 90 national and international awards, including 15 Telly Awards, American Health Journal airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households. Each 30-minute episode features six segments with a diverse range of medical specialists discussing a full spectrum of health topics. For more information, visit www.discoverhealth.tv
 

Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes..

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.

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email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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