Smita C. Dandekar, MD

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Smita C. Dandekar, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic

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Professional Education


Medical School, Grant Medical College-Mumbai - 2000


Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology NYU Langone Medical Center - 2013


Residency, Pediatrics Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Elmhurst Hospital Center - 2006

Research Interests

  • Survivorship outcomes research to contribute to the development of recommendations for health screening of childhood cancer survivors.

Academic Interests

  • Survivorship outcomes and late effects of cancer directed therapy


  • 2011 - NYU Pediatric Fellow of the Year
  • 2015 -Junior Faculty Development Program Project Support Grant
  • 2016 - Deans Award for excelling in the Institution’s values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence
  • 2018 - Top Educator in Pediatrics


  • 2016 - HCAHPS Inpatient Dean’s list for Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 - Child HCAHPS Inpatient Dean’s List for Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction
  • 2017 - Medical Group Dean’s List for Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction