Arun Panigrahi, MD

Graduate (2013)

Following fellowship: Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at the University of Louisville


Type Institution Degree/Year Field of Study
College University of Illinois BS/2003 Psychology
Medical School UMass Medical School MD/2007  
Residency Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center 2010  
Fellowship University of Chicago 2013  


Personal Statement

My decision to train in pediatric hematology / oncology at the University of Chicago was based on the many opportunities that are available here.  During your first year of fellowship you are exposed to a wide number of patients with various diagnoses, and are able to truly lead the care team.  In terms of research, due to the collaboration between our adult colleagues as well as the myriad of basic scientists and researchers at the institution, you can truly pursue any research interest you desire. 

My long term goal is to be a clinician in an academic institution.  I hope to continue to conduct research in pharmacogenomics, as well as clinical research in sickle cell disease and hematological malignancies.  I also hope to participate in the development of clinical trials, and most importantly be involved in international work in India where I have many close ties.  


Living in Chicago

I live in the South Loop of Chicago, around 5 miles north of U of C.  It is an excellent location with easy access to the loop, lake and other attractions.  My commute is 30 minutes by car or the bus, which I prefer to take and is very safe.  As for the city, Chicago  has a lot to offer. My favorite places include the Field Museum, the Aragon Ballroom for concerts, and the West Loop area for good food and drinks!

My hobbies:

  • Traveling
  • International volunteer work
  • Tennis
  • Cooking
  • Reading novels



T32 NICHD Training Grant for Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics Fellowship from June 30th, 2011 to June 29th 2013



Wolfe LC, Panigrahi AR, Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome review article for E-Medicine(



Panigrahi AR et al, "Interrater Comparisons of Children's Health-Related Quality of Life(HRQL) during the Acute Peri-Transplant Period," Pediatric Blood & Cancer, March 2009


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