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  • Dr. Ketan Prasad Kulkarni, MD


Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia (January 2014 - Present)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University / Department of Hematology (September 1, 2015 onwards)


IWK Health Centre & Dalhousie University

Research Interests:

Supportive care in pediatric oncology, pediatric thrombosis, clinical outcome research, data management

I have been interested in studying adverse events related to cancer and its therapy, complications associated with central venous catheters, and survival outcomes. To advance research and knowledge in the same, I am actively engaged in collaboration with basic and translational researchers in pharmacy, pharmacology, gastroenterology, immunology, cancer biology, mathematics and bioinformatics, and epidemiology amongst others to find innovative ways of improving the care of pediatric hematology oncology patients. I attempt to focus on using advanced technologies to improve care and outcome of children with cancer.

Membership Status:

Dr. Ketan Kulkarni is an Associate Member


(902) 470-3795



Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, IWK Health Centre, 5850/5980 University Avenue, PO Box 9700, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


Maclean J, MacDonald T, Digout C, Smith N, Rigby K, Kulkarni K. Need for tissue plasminogen activator for central venous catheter dysfunction is significantly associated with thrombosis in pediatric cancer patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018;e27015. (Note: Trainee as lead author)

Truong T, Pole J, Barber R, Dix D, Kulkarni K, Martineau E, Randall A, Stammers D, Strahlendorf C, Strother D, Sung L. Enrollment on clinical trials does not improve survival for children with acute myeloid leukemia: a population-based study. Cancer (in press)

Kulkarni K, Muia J, Boulaftali Y, Blondon M, Lauw M. Early career professionals: a challenging road. Res Pract Thromb Hemost. 2018;2:11-13. rth2.12070

Strahlendorf C, Pole J, Barber R, Dix D, Kulkarni K, Martineau E, Randall A, Stammers D, Strothers D, Truong T, Onysko J, Sung L. Does enrolling children with ALL on a clinical trial make a difference? A population based study. Br J Cancer. 2018; 118,744–749. Doi:10.1038/bjc.2017.462

Nurullah, R, Kuhle S, Maguire B, Kulkarni K. Seasonal trends in paediatric cancer diagnoses in the Maritimes. Ind J Pediatr. (Note: Trainee as lead author)

Borretta L, MacDonald N, Digout C, Smith N, Fernandez C, Kulkarni K. Management Experience of Peripherally inserted central catheters in Pediatric Oncology Patients: A 15 year Population-Based review from Maritimes, Canada. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018;40:e55–e60 (Note: Trainee as lead author)

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