Deepa G. Manwani, MD
- Practice Specialty
- Pediatrics - Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)
- Medical Education
- B.J. Medical College
- B.J. Medical College, North Shore University Hospital - Manhasset
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Administrative Title
- Director of Hematology, Department of Pediatrics
- Clinical Focus
- Benign hematology, anemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, hemophilia, bleeding disorders, thrombosis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, ITP, erythrocytosis, thrombocytosis, leukocytosis.
- Research Focus
- Sickle Cell Disease: Novel therapies, Role of adhesion and neutrophils, Alloimmunization, Transition to adult care, Fetal hemoglobin induction, Gut Microbiome, Pain, Chronic Pain, Quality Improvement.
Sialoblastoma: clinicopathological/immunohistochemical study.
Targeted disruption of Slc19a2, the gene encoding the high-affinity thiamin transporter Thtr-1, causes diabetes mellitus, sensorineural deafness and megaloblastosis in mice.
Altered regulation of beta-like globin genes by a redesigned erythroid transcription factor.
Giant cell hepatitis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia successfully treated with rituximab.
Novel role for EKLF in megakaryocyte lineage commitment.
The erythroblastic island.
Duplication and triplication of der(21)t(8;21)(q22;q22) in acute myeloid leukemia.
Sickle cell disease and plumbism in children.
Iron overload in sickle cell disease.
Throwing out the baby.
National Talent Scholarship, Academic Excellence, India (1986)
Resident of Year, NSUH-Cornell Univ. Med Center, NY (1996)
Best Research Presentation, NY Society for Study of Blood (1999)
Distinguished Service Award, Sickle Cell /Thal Patient Network (2015)
Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”Excellence in Medicine Recognition Award, Bronx County Medical Society (2016-2018)
Excellence in Medicine Recognition Award, Bronx County Medical Society (2017)
Castle Connolly's Exceptional Women in Medicine Award (2017)
New York Magazine “Best Doctor” (2017-2018)
New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors (2017-2018)
Deepa Manwani, MD, is Director, Pediatric Hematology at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, as well as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Manwani’s clinical focus is on benign hematology, anemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, hemophilia, bleeding disorders, thrombosis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, ITP, erythrocytosis and leukocytosis.
Dr. Manwani graduated from B.J. Medical College, Poona University, India, in 1991, earning her Doctor of Medicine. She became a Research Assistant at the Children’s Hospital Oakland in 1991 before beginning an internship in Pediatrics at NSUH-Cornell University Med Center in 1993. Following her internship, Dr. Manwani completed a residency in Pediatrics at the same institution. In 1996, she began a fellowship in Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Manwani’s research focuses on fetal hemoglobin activating agents, adhesive cellular interactions in vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease (SCD) and contribution of neutrophils to SCD pathophysiology. She completed the R01 funded Phase 1 study of IVIG in the treatment of SCD vaso-occlusive crises and is currently leading the R01 funded Phase II study. Dr. Manwani is currently participating in studies aimed at increased adherence to hydroxyurea and improved transition to adult care. She is also collaborating with investigators at Case Western Reserve University on an NHLBI R01 funded study to standardize monitoring of cellular adhesion in SCD patients using a novel microfluidic assay. Her contributions have been recognized by the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patient Network of New York in the form of the Distinguished Service Award in March 2015. Dr. Manwani’s studies have been published nationally in various reviewed journals and books.
Dr. Manwani has received many awards, including Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2016, New York Magazine Best Doctor and New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors in 2017.