Vandana Batra, MD

Vandana Batra, MD, is an attending physician in the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Internship

    Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital (MAMC), New Delhi, India

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
    Pediatrics - Maulana Azad Medical College and Hospital (MAMC), Delhi, India

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Pediatrics

    Undergraduate Degree

    MD - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    MBBS - Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Abstracts

    2015

    Batra V et al Development of meta-[211At]astatobenzylguanidine ([211At]MABG) as an alpha particle emitting systemic targeted radiotherapeutic for neuroblastoma AACR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA April 2015

    Hart L, Chen L, Batra V et al Combined MEK1/2 and PI3K Inhibition Induces Synergistic Caspase-Dependent Apoptosis in Neuroblastoma, AACR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA April 2015

    2014

    Chacko AM, Batra V et al Ultratrace meta-211At-astatobenzylguanidine (211At-MABG) for targeted radiotherapy of neuroendocrine cancer Journal of Nuclear Medicine Meeting abstracts May 2014; 55: 1075.

    Bhatia A, Batra V et al Soft Tissue Neuroblastoma Response to 131I-MIBG therapy in the Pediatric Population. Meeting abstracts Pediatric Radiology June 2014, Volume 44, Issue 2 Supplement, pp 255-402

    Papers

    2015

    Armstrong AE, Weese-Mayer DE, Mian A, Maris JM, Batra V, Gosiengfiao Y, et al. Treatment of neuroblastoma in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome with a PHOX2B polyalanine repeat expansion mutation: New twist on a neurocristopathy syndrome. Pediatric blood & cancer. 2015 May 22. PubMed PMID: 26011159.

    2014

    Ghavam S, Batra D, Mercer J, Kugelman A, Hosono S, Oh W, Rabe H, Kirpalani H. Effects of placental transfusion in extremely low birthweight infants: meta-analysis of long- and short-term outcome. Transfusion. 2014 Apr;54(4):1192-8. Read the abstract.

    2013

    Batra V, Sands SA, Holmes E, Geyer JR, Yates A, Becker L, et al. Long-term survival of children less than six years of age enrolled on the CCG-945 phase III trial for newly-diagnosed high-grade glioma: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatric blood & cancer. 2013 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 24038913.

    Posters and Presentations

    2014

    Batra V et al Preclinical development of meta-[211At] astatobenzylguanidine ([211At] MABG) targeted radiotherapy for neuroblastoma. Poster, ANR, Cologne, Germany, May 2014.

    Batra V et al Preclinical development of meta-[211At] astatobenzylguanidine ([211At] MABG) targeted radiotherapy for neuroblastoma. Poster, ANR, Cologne, Germany, May 2014.

    Hart L, Rader J, Raman P, Batra V et al Combined inhibition of CDK4/6 and MEK1/2 in preclinical models of neuroblastoma. Poster, ANR, Cologne, Germany, May 2014.

    Batra V et al Preclinical development of meta-[211At] astatobenzylguanidine ([211At] MABG) targeted radiotherapy for neuroblastoma. Poster, AACR Pediatric Oncology Conference November 2013, Pediatric Cancer at the Crossroads: Translating Discovery into Improved Outcomes and Poster Presentation at CHOP Poster day February 2014.

    2013

    Hart L, Batra V et al MEK 1/2 inhibition and biomarkers of response in preclinical models of neuroblastoma. Poster, AACR Pediatric Oncology Conference November 2013, Pediatric Cancer at the Crossroads: Translating Discovery into Improved Outcomes.

    Invited Lectures

    2014

    Rob Forrest Memorial Symposium on Medical Health Physics ‘Targeted Radiotherapy for the childhood cancer Neuroblastoma’ Thomas Jefferson University. December 2014

  • Awards and Honors

    2015, Postdoctoral Research Award, CHOP Research Poster Day, Philadelphia, PA
    2010, Selected to attend the Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Annual AACR Aspen Workshop, Aspen, CO
    2004, Selected to attend the 13th Annual Workshop on Biostatistics and Trial Design, Brewster, MA
    1995, Best Paper, Dr PN Taneja Award Indian Academy of Pediatrics
    1993, Ranked in top 1% in Delhi University, India for MD entrance exam.
    1991, Won the first Prize in the Dr S.K.Sen Inter Medical Debate Competition at Delhi Medical Association.
    1990, Dr DN Mullick award for “Most meritorious student in clinical proficiency and excellence in Pediatrics”.
    1990, First Prize in 4th Indian National Academy of Pediatrics: National Quiz.
    1989, Mrs. Sharma memorial prize for the best student in microbiology.
    1989, First in Class (1st/200), Microbiology, IV year MBBS.
    1987, Mary Pickford award for the Best student in Anatomy dissection.

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    American Association for Cancer Research
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Children’s Oncology Group