Education and Training

Medical School

DO - Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, FL

Internship

Pediatrics - University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

Residency

Pediatrics - University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

Fellowship

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2021

Abramson DH*, Mandelker D, Francis JH, Dunkel IJ, Brannon AR, Benayed R, Berger MF, Arcila ME, Ladanyi M, Novetsky Friedman D, Jayakumaran G, Diosdado MS, Robbins MA, Haggag-Lindgren D, Shukla N, Walsh M, Kothari P*, Tsui DW*. Retrospective Evaluation of Somatic Alterations in Cell-Free DNA from Blood in Retinoblastoma. Ophthalmology Science. 2021 Mar;1(1):100015. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xops.2021.100015 *Authors contributed equally as first author

Madhusoodhan PP, Pierro J, Musante J, Kothari P, Gampel B, Appel B, Levy A, Tal A, Hogan L, Sharma A, Feinberg S, Kahn A, Pinchinat A, Bhatla T, Glasser C, Satwani P, Raetz EA, Onel K, Carroll WL. Characterization of COVID-19 Disease in Pediatric Oncology Patients: The New York-New Jersey Regional Experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 Mar;68(3):e28843. PMID: 33338306

2020

Kothari P, Marass F, Yang J, Stewart CM, Stephens D, Patel J, Hasan M, Jing X, Meng F, Enriquez E, Huberman K, Viale A, Francis JH, Berger M, Shukla N, Abramson DH, Dunkel IJ, Tsui DW. Cell-free DNA profiling in retinoblastoma patients with advanced intraocular disease: An MSKCC experience. Cancer Med. 2020 Sept;9(17):6093-6101. PMID: 32633890.

Abstracts

2019

Kothari P, Ortiz M, Yang J, Gedvilaite E, Enriquez J, Shukla N, Tsui D. Plasma cell-free DNA for noninvasive molecular diagnostics in Wilms tumor patients. 2019 ASPHO ABSTRACTS. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 2019; 66(S2): e27713.

Posters and Presentations

2020

Kothari P, Yang J, Stewart, C, Gedvilaite E, Stephens D, Berger MF, Shukla N, Slotkin E, Ortiz MV, Modak S, Tsui D. Cell-free DNA for noninvasive molecular profiling and response monitoring in pediatric cancers. Poster presented at American Association of Cancer Research Advances in Liquid Biopsies. Miami, FL, USA. January 2020.

2019

Kothari P, Ortiz M, Yang J, Gedvilaite E, Stewart, C, Enriquez J, Shukla N, Tsui D. Plasma cell-free DNA for noninvasive molecular diagnostics in Wilms tumor patients. Poster tour presentation at the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, USA. May 2019.

Awards and Honors

2017-2019, Kristen Ann Carr Fund Fellowship
2011, Outstanding Student in Pediatric Service
2008-2009, COM T.O.U.C.H. Award (Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health)
2007-2008, Chancellor’s List, Nova Southeastern University
2005, Honors in Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2020-2021, American Association of Cancer Research
2017-present, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2015-present, Children’s Oncology Group
2015-present, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology