Dr. Akanksha Garg

Current Position

Consultant hemato-oncologist and BMT physician


  • MD (Pediatrics)
  • DNB (Pediatrics)
  • PDCC (Hemato-oncology)
  • DM (Clinical Hematology)

Dr. Akanksha Garg is presently associated with Zydus Cancer Hospital as a full-time consultant Hemato-oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of both adult and pediatric blood disorders including cancer of the blood and lymph nodes. She has special interest in hemoglobinopathies like thalassemia and sickle cell disease and coagulation disorders like Hemophilia.

Previously she has gained rich experience at premier institutes like GCRI Ahmedabad and AIIMS Jodhpur.

She has performed nearly 100 stem cell transplants at GCRI Ahmedabad and has also done observership from Institut Gustave Roussy, France and Universitatsklinikum, Frankfurt Germany.

She has keen interest in research and has participated in various CMEs and conferences as faculty.

Professional Qualification

  • DM Clinical Hematology , SGPGIMS Lucknow (2015-2018)
  • PDCC Hemato-oncology, SGPGIMS Lucknow (2013-2014)
  • DNB Pediatrics Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi (2012)
  • MD Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi (2009-2012)
  • MBBS, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi (2003-2009)


  • Assistant Professor Department of Medical Oncology, GCRI Ahmedabad (2018-2022)
  • Associate Professor Department of Medical Oncology/ Haematology, AIIMS Jodhpur (2022-2023)

Clinical Expertise

  • Adult and pediatric blood disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative disorders like CML, Myelofibrosis
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Anemias- nutritional anemias, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, hemoglobinopathies, aplastic anemia
  • Congenital bone marrow failure disorders like Fanconi anemia
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Platelet disorders like ITP
  • Stem cell transplantation


  • 2nd prize- Oral presentation at Myeloma State of the Art meet, PGI Chandigarh, India, September 2016 'Isolated gastrointestinal graft versus host disease in multiple myeloma post autologous stem cell transplantation’. Akanksha Garg, Sanjeev Yadav, Soniya Nityanand
  • 2nd prize for Myeloma Quiz at Myeloma State of the Art meet, PGI Chandigarh, India, September 2016. Stood second amongst 60 competing teams from various institutions from India consisting of DM/DNB Medical oncology and DM/DNB Clinical hematology.
  • 2nd prize- Junior Investigator Award at Thane Hematology Group meeting, Thane, India, October 2017, Granulocyte transfusions in severe neutropenic sepsis and their role in combating multi- drug resistant organisms (MDROs).’ Akanksha Garg, Ashish Mishra, Manoj Singh, Anshul Gupta, Sanjeev Yadav, Soniya Nityanand
  • 1st prize for Central India Institute of Hematology Oncology All India DM/DNB Hematology Quiz, Nagpur, India, June 2018. Stood first amongst 10 competing teams from AIIMS, Delhi; PGI, Chandigarh; KEM, Mumbai, SGRH, Delhi; NRS Medical college, Kolkata.

Publications in journals

  • Ganta SR, Garg A, Shah K, Solanki H, Vachhani A, Yadav R, Panchal H, Patel A, Parikh S, Shah S. Post covid-19 Reactive arthritis in two stem cell transplant recipients. Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood transfusion. 2022, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12288-022-01549-7
  • Chauhan P, Gupta A, Gopinathan M, Yadav S, Garg A, et al. Real world challenges in management of acute myeloid leukemia- experience from a tertiary care centre in North India.Annals of Hematology. 2022, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00277-022-04814- x
  • Garg A, Patel K, Shah K, Trivedi D, Raj A, Yadav R, Shah S. Safety and efficacy of thalidomide and hydroxyurea in beta thalassemia. Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood transfusion.2022, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12288-022-01536-y
  • Garg A. Central Pontine Myelinolysis complicating Hodgkin Lymphoma. Case report and review of literature. Ann Hematol Oncol. 2022; 9(3): 1396.
  • Garg A, Patel K, Shah K, Raj A and Shah S. Surge in Procalcitonin Levels Post ATG During Stem Cell Transplantation for Aplastic Anemia: A Diagnostic Dilemma with Sepsis?. Ann Hematol Oncol. 2021; 8(12): 1377.
  • Patel, J., Garg, A., Patel, K. et al. Experience of Nivolumab Prior to Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Relapsed Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12288-021- 014901
  • Khanikar D, Shah S, Garg A, Patel K, Shah K, Raj A, et al. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: Experience from a tertiary care center. J Appl Hematol 2022;13:2-5.
  • Garg A, Chauhan P, Gupta A, Nityanand S. Bilateral parotid gland enlargement as a presenting manifestation of relapsed pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Images Med Case Rep. 2021; 2(5): 1330.
  • Garg A, Dasgupta R, Shah S, Patel K, Shah K. Role of intravesical granulocytemacrophage colony-stimulating factor in controlling hemorrhagic cystitis in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation - A retrospective cohort study. Indian J Transplant 2021;15:111-7.
  • Kashyap, R., Garg, A. & Pradhan, M. Maternal and Fetal Outcomes of Pregnancy in Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia. J Obstet Gynecol India (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13224-020-01390-w
  • Garg A, Shah S, Shah K, Patel K. Current Status of Stem cell transplantation in Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, doi- 10.4103/joah.joah_51_20
  • Garg, A., Shivchhand, A., Shah, S. et al. Unmanipulated Stem Cell Boost for Mixed Chimerism in Transfusion Dependent Thalassemia. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12288-020-01347-z
  • Garg A, Kashyap R, Lal H, Mishra P. Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis in Indian pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Incidence, risk factors, and outcome. Ind J Med Ped Onco 2020. 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_206_19
  • Garg A, ShahS, Patel K, Shah K et al. Post-transplant Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Benign Hematological Disorders: Experience of 4 Cases with Review of Literature. Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood transfusion.2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12288-020-01258-z
  • Garg, A., Aggarwal, M. & Kashyap, R. Pregnancy and Its Successful Outcome in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma. J Obstet Gynecol India (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13224-019-01296-2
  • Garg A, Kumar P, Rao RN, Kashyap R. Myeloma associated amyloid arthropathy masquerading as seronegative spondyloarthritis. South Asian Journal of cancer 2020, 10.4103/sajc.sajc_235_19
  • Mittal N, Garg A, Kashyap R, Aggarwal S. A first case of compound heterozygous hemoglobin Koln/ hemoglobin E in an Indian family. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. https://doi.org/10.1080/08880018.2019.1648620
  • Garg A, Kumar A, Kashyap R, Lal H. Hodgkin’s lymphoma with cavitating lung lesion mimicking tuberculosis: A rare presentation. Lung India 2019;36:3635.
  • Garg A, Gupta A, Mishra A, Singh M, Yadav S, Nityanand S (2018) Role of granulocyte transfusions in combating life-threatening infections in patients with severe neutropenia: Experience from a tertiary care centre in North India. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0209832. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0209832
  • Gupta A, Garg A, Sharma A, Mishra A, Yadav S, Nityanand S Response to Induction Chemotherapy 133 Predicts Survival in AML: A Single Centre Experience from North India. Indian Journal of Cancer Education and Research Volume 6 Number 2, July - December 2018 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijcer .2321.9815.6218.2
  • Garg A, Jain A, Kashyap R. Travel acquired scrub typhus infection masked by dengue fever in a patient from non endemic area. Journal of Global Infectious diseases, doi: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_68_17.
  • Garg A, Yadav S, Nityanand S. Isolated Gastrointestinal Graft versus Host Disease in a patient of Multiple Myeloma after Autologous Hematopoietic Stem CellTransplantation. Annals of Hematology Oncology. 2017; 4(4): 1146


  • International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology group of Indian Academy of Pediatrics,
  • European Hematology Association
  • Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Indian Society of Bone Marrow transplantation