Shakeel Modak, MD

Shakeel Modak, MD

Pediatric Oncologist

Titles

Acting Chief of Neuroblastoma Service

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Immunotherapy; Neuroblastoma

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About Me

Education

MD, Topiwala National Medical College

Residencies

Pediatrics - BYL Nair Charitable Hospital; Pediatric Infectious Disease - Kasturba Hospital; Pediatrics - Farnborough Hospital; Pediatric Hematology - Birmingham Children's Hospital; Neonatology - Whittington Hospital; Pediatric Oncology - Royal Marsden Hospital; Pediatrics - Blank Children's Hospital

Fellowships

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Hematology-Oncology

I am a pediatric oncologist who specializes in the treatment of children and young adults with neuroblastoma and other solid tumors, such as desmoplastic small round cell tumors. These are challenging cancers to treat. By caring for patients and conducting research, I hope to be able make an impact and improve the lives of people diagnosed with these diseases.

Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals discusses each patient’s case in order to put together an individualized treatment plan. Memorial Sloan Kettering treats a large number of patients with neuroblastoma, and this volume has afforded us a wealth of knowledge and depth of expertise that benefit all patients. I am also inspired by the parents of my patients, who work tirelessly to support each other and to raise funds for research. They are vital members of our team.

With my colleagues, I translate laboratory research into new immunologic therapies that can target these tumors. We are evaluating radiolabeled monoclonal antibody treatments in combination with cell-based therapies that may enhance their effectiveness. Our research has defined the standards of care used to treat neuroblastoma today.

I also expertly served as chair for the department’s quality assessment committee for many years and have overseen the development and implementation of dozens of strategies, changes, and enhancements to improve patient safety and satisfaction.

In addition to caring for patients and conducting research, I teach and mentor fellows. I am able to provide them with a unique viewpoint on rare diseases that are difficult to find at other institutions. It is gratifying for me to see them make their own contributions to our field.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2014
  • 2016-2018)

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Modak’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.