About Dr. Harika Varla

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MEDICAL EDUCATION

  • MBBS: Guntur Medical College, Guntur (2006-2011)
  • 1 year compulsory rotatory internship: Government General Hospital, Guntur (2011-2012)
  • MD Pediatrics: Maharajahs Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianganam (2015-2018)
  • 1 year senior residency: Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Ruia Hospital, Tirupathi (2018-2019)
  • FNB Pediatric Hemato Oncology: Apollo Cancer Center, Chennai (2019-2021)

Teaching Experience

  • MBBS students and nursing students during MD
  • Lectures and seminars for Junior residents and Nursing students during senior residency
  • Classes for Pediatric residents, Nursing students during FNB training

Conferences Attended and Oral Presentations/Posters

  • 09-10-2020 Improved outcomes in IST with SAA with addition of eltrombopag PHOCON 2021 - Poster
  • 15-02-2022 Extracorporeal photophoresis in management of GVHD in children PHOCON 2021 - Poster
  • 15-02-2022 Outcome of children with graft failure post HSCT PHOCON 2021 - Oral paper
  • 15-02-2022 Extracorporeal photophoresis in treatment of children with GVHD-HAEMATOCON 2021 - Poster
  • 15-02-2022 Outcome of children with graft failure post HSCT - HAEMATOCON 2021 - Poster
  • 15-02-2022 Effect of COVID-19 in children post HSCT - HAEMATOCON 2021 - Poster
  • 07-02-2022 Hematopoietic stem cell transplant in rare transfusion dependent hematological conditions - HAEMATOCON 2021 - Poster
  • Pattern of fungal infections during initial 100 days in children undergoing HSCT - ISBMT 2021 - Poster
  • HSCT in children with neutrophil disorders - ISBMT 2021 - Poster
  • LCH - unusual sites and innovative interventions - SIOP ASIA 2020v21 - Poster
  • HSCT in children with neutrophil disorders - ISPID 2021 - Oral paper
  • Risk factors for neutropenic sepsis related mortality in children undergoing-allogenic HSCT - APBMT 2020 - Oral paper
  • HSCT in rare transfusion dependant hematological conditions - APBMT 2020 - Poster
  • Improving outcomes in childhood ALL through risk-based modifications in UKMRC ALL protocol - Apollo Cancer Conclave 2020 - Poster

Publications and Research:

  • Submitted the MD thesis titled - Mid Arm Circumference as an Indicator of Protein Energy Malnutrition in Infants between 6-12 months of age
  • Risk factors for neutropenic sepsis related mortality in children undergoing allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation - First author
  • Post transplant strategies to improve relapse-free survival in childhood leukemia: whole blood DLI and lenalidomide for inducing GVL effect - Co-author
  • Management of PTCL in children and adolescents including STAT-3 mutation hyper-IgE syndrome: one size does not fit all - Co-author
  • The impact of COVID-19 in children post HSCT: experience from a pediatric transplant unit in India - Co-author
  • Ruxolitinib as front-line therapy in GVHD: efficacy and safety in children - Co-author
  • Donor characteristics predict the success of allogenic HSCT in thalassemia major: a single center analysis of 250 patients - Co-author
  • Chemotherapy for childhood AML and associated infections over two decades in India: timeline and impact on outcome - Co-author
  • HSCT with PTCy in Fanconi anemia: improving outcomes with improved supportive care in India

Awards:

  • 1st prize in oral paper presentation on HSCT in children with neutrophil disorders in ISPID 2021
  • 1st prize in oral paper presentation on outcome of children with graft failure post HSCT PHOCON 2021
  • 3rd prize in poster presentation on HSCT in rare transfusion-dependent hematological conditions - APBMT 2020
  • 4th prize money in poster presentation on improving outcomes in childhood ALL through risk-based modifications in UKMRC ALL protocol - Apollo Cancer Conclave 2020

Correspondence:

Dr. Revathy Raj, MBBS, DCH, MRCP, FRC PATH.