Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD

Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD

I am a nuclear medicine physician with extensive and broad experience in clinical nuclear medicine. I have been practicing nuclear medicine for several years and have been involved in the day-to-day clinical use of radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy; and in conducting and interpreting SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and nuclear cardiology studies. I am particularly interested in molecular imaging with PET/CT and in developing novel techniques to diagnose and treat cancer, particularly breast and gynecologic malignancies.

My focus is radiopharmaceutical therapy, and I am studying the use radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies to detect and treat cancers. These include: radiolabeled antibodies 8H9 and 3F8 for pediatric cancers such as metastatic neuroblastoma and brain tumors; radioimmunoPET imaging and radioimmunotherapy for renal cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma, and colon cancer; and the use of peptides in diagnosing and treating neuroendocrine tumors. I am also studying the use of alpha emitters in treating bone metastasis and alpha-emitter-conjugated radiolabeled antibodies in the treatment of other malignancies. I routinely perform radiopharmaceutical therapy with 131I-MIBG for neuroendocrine tumors including neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, and paraganglioma; bexxar and zevalin therapy for lymphoma; and strontium or samarium radionuclides to treat metastatic bone disease pain.

I also serve as Director of the Nuclear Medicine Training Program.

Location
Phone
212-639-7372
Clinical Expertise

Nuclear Medicine; PET Imaging; Targeted Cancer Therapies

Languages Spoken
English
Education

MD, Lady Hardinge Medical College (India)

Residencies

Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Nuclear Medicine

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