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Neelam Giri, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Staff Clinician

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Neelam Giri, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Neelam Giri, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Clinical Genetics Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E538


Dr. Giri received her MBBS and MD degrees from the University of Bombay, India, where she also received her initial training in general pediatrics and in pediatric hematology/oncology. She underwent additional post-doctoral training at the Prince of Wales Children's Hospital in Sydney, Australia, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and at the Pediatric Oncology Branch, U.S. National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. During her tenure at NCI, she also worked in the Stem Cell Biology Laboratory of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, where her research interests included the biology of Diamond-Blackfan anemia. Most recently, Dr. Giri was a Staff Physician in the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.

Research Interests

Dr. Giri has joined Dr. Blanche Alter's Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Program as a Staff Clinician, to provide sub-specialty clinical support to that project. She will also conduct clinical and laboratory research focused on the various diseases which are being studied as part of this comprehensive protocol, including Fanconi's anemia, dyskeratosis congenita, Diamond-Blackfan anemia and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome.