Farzana D. Pashankar, MD, is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist with a particular interest in providing care and support for patients with solid tumors and sickle cell disease. “Our practice at Yale is focused on providing comprehensive up-to-date care for patients in a family- and patient-centered environment,” she says.
An associate professor of pediatrics (hematology/oncology) at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Pashankar enjoys practicing in a large teaching hospital supported by a strong team of pediatric surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists. In addition, patients have the support of nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists and child life specialists.
When it comes to reassuring parents, Dr. Pashankar tells them, “This is the most difficult time you will face as a parent. Your child is precious and I can assure you that I will do everything to provide your child with the best possible care. If you feel the need to explore other options, tell me and I can help you navigate the system and find the best possible treatment options for your child. To me, the most important thing is taking care of your child and providing the best care.”