Soumen Khatua, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Soumen Khatua, M.D., is a Senior Associate Consultant and a pediatric Neuro-Oncologist at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. His clinical roles and research focus are on developing a portfolio of clinical trials at Mayo for newly diagnosed and recurrent pediatric brain tumors.

His areas of expertise and interest include:

  • Tumors of the brain and spine in children
  • Developing immunotherapeutic strategies including intracerebral infusion of Natural Killer Cells and radioimmunotherapy for recurrent brain tumors in children
  • Identifying new neuroimaging modalities including radiomics and radiogenomics for pediatric brain tumors which could predict upfront response and distinguish true from pseudo progression

In addition to his clinical expertise, he has been involved in mentoring many residents, fellows and junior faculties in other institutions, to provide career guidance and developing their pediatric brain tumor program. He has been an invited speaker and a visiting professor in many academic centers nationally and internationally.

His clinical interests are designing novel clinical trials using targeted chemotherapy in high-grade glioma including the diffuse midline glioma and developing immunotherapeutic strategies for relapsed/refractory brain tumors in children, was the Principal Investigator of the first in human Phase 1 trial in children, using autologous NK cell infusions into the ventricles of children with recurrent posterior fossa malignant brain tumors, which demonstrated safety. We plan to develop the second phase of the trial in a wider group of recurrent pediatric brain tumors.

  1. 2009
    Clinical FellowshipPediatric Neuro-Oncology, Children's Hospital
  2. 2003
    Clinical FellowshipPediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children's National Medical Center
  3. 2000
    Clinical ResidencyDriscoll Children's Hospital
  4. 1988
    Clinical FellowshipWestminster's Children Hospital
  5. 1987
    Clinical FellowshipUniversity of Illinois
  6. 1986
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - PediatricsCalcutta Medical College
  7. 1983
    Clinical ResidencyCalcutta Medical College
  8. 1983
    InternCalcutta Medical College
  9. 1982
    MBBS - MedicineCalcutta Medical College

Certifications

  1. 2006
    Pediatric Hematology-OncologyAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  2. 2000
    PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Academic ExcellencePediatric Society Meeting
  2. 2016
    Best in Category AwardSociety of Pediatric Neuro Oncology
  3. 2016
    Best in Category Award for the Early Phase Clinical TrialInternational Society of Pediatric Neuro Oncology
  4. 2015
    Teaching Award, Department of PediatricsThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  5. 2014
    Teaching Attending of the Year Award, Department of PediatricsThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  6. 2013
    Apple Card Award/Health Education WeekThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  7. 2010
    Hyundai Hope GrantPrimary Children's Medical Center
  8. 2006
    Physician Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association
  9. 2006
    Strathmore's Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  10. 2005
    FellowshipAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  11. 2005
    Physician Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association
  12. 2003
    Physician Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association
  13. 2003
    Scientific and academic achievement for the superior presentation of the scientific discovery ' Overexpression of the EGFR/FKBP12/HIF2 Alpha- a Novel Pathway Identified in Childhood Astrocytomas by Angiogenesis Gene Profiling'Seventeenth Annual Advances in Pediatrics Educational and Scientific Forum
  14. 2003
    Educational and Scientific Forum
  15. 2002
    Physician Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association
  16. 2001
    Physician Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association
  17. 2000
    Physician Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2020
    ReviewerSociety of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  2. 2020 - present
    Virtual Team MemberCOVID Virtual Task Force, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  3. 2019
    MemberWW Sutow Visiting Lecturer Selection Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  4. 2019
    Scientific Committee and Program ChairSociety of Neuro-Oncology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  5. 2019
    ReviewerSociety of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  6. 2019
    MemberSociety of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  7. 2019
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Chance For Life Foundation
  8. 2019
    Grant ReviewerNeurofibromatosis Research Program of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, United States Department of Defense
  9. 2019
    MemberGrant Reviewer, Chance for Life, Pediatric Oncology
  10. 2019 - present
    Executive committee memberBrain Tumor Center (BTC), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  11. 2019 - present
    MemberTraining in Brain Tumor Research Seminars, Brain Tumor Center (BTC), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  12. 2019 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Faculty Senate, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  13. 2019 - present
    MemberEHR Officers, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  14. 2018
    MemberThe Samuel J. Hassenbusch, MD, PhD, PRS Leadership & Institutional Service Award 2018 Nominees, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  15. 2018
    MemberInstitutional Search Committee for Chair of Neuro-Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  16. 2018
    MemberWW Sutow Visiting Lecturer Selection Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  17. 2018
    Scientific Committee and Program ChairPediatric Neuro-Oncology Session, Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  18. 2018
    ReviewerSociety of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  19. 2018
    ReviewerNeurofibromatosis Research Program of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, United States Department of Defense
  20. 2018
    Grant ReviewerNeurofibromatosis Research Program of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, United States Department of Defense
  21. 2018
    MemberGrant Reviewer Quest for Cure Research Award, Brain Tumor Charity
  22. 2018
    MemberKIKA Grant Reviewer, Stichting Kinderen Kankervrij' (Foundation Children Cancer free) or 'KiKa, KiKa
  23. 2018
    Leading Committee MemberAdapted Therapy Regimen (ATR), International Society of Pediatric Oncology
  24. 2018
    Leading Committee MemberAdapted Therapy Regimen (ATR), International Society of Pediatric Oncology
  25. 2018 - present
    MemberFaculty Senate, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  26. 2018 - present
    OfficerEHR Officer, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  27. 2018 - present
    MemberPediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  28. 2018 - present
    External ReviewerData Safety Monitoring Board, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  29. 2018 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Paediatric Oncology
  30. 2018 - present
    PODC MemberAdapted Therapy Regimen (ATR), International Society of Pediatric Oncology
  31. 2017 - present
    MemberInstitutional PRS Clinical Revenue Cycle Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  32. 2017 - 2018
    Interview PanelFellowship Program in Pediatric Hematology, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  33. 2017
    MemberWW Sutow Visiting Lecturer Selection Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  34. 2017
    ChairNeuroscience Update in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Symposium, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  35. 2017
    Co-ChairPediatric Neuro-Oncology Update, Global Academic Program (GAP), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  36. 2017
    Co-Chair of Conference/SymposiaPediatric Neuro-Oncology Session, Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  37. 2017
    Co-Chair of Conference/SymposiaFifth International CNS Germ Cell Tumor Conference, Germinoma of the Central Nervous System
  38. 2017
    Chair of Conference/SymposiaPediatric Neuro-Oncology Symposium, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  39. 2017
    Co-Chair of Conference/SymposiaPediatric Neuro-Oncology Update, Global Academic Program (GAP), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  40. 2017
    Scientific Committee and Program ChairPediatric Neuro-Oncology Session, Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  41. 2017
    MemberSociety of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  42. 2017
    ReviewerSociety of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  43. 2017
    Grant ReviewerExternal Peer Review Committee, Clinical Biomarkers Grant, Brain Tumor Charity
  44. 2017 - present
    Team MemberClinical Trials, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  45. 2017 - present
    Co-LeaderNeural Tumor Team, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  46. 2017 - present
    Team MemberImmunotherapy, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  47. 2017 - present
    Team MemberNeuroimaging, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  48. 2017 - present
    External ReviewerNationwide Children’s Hospital Data Safety Monitoring Board
  49. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Cancer Research
  50. 2016 - 2017
    Vice ChairGrand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  51. 2016
    MemberKIKA Grant Reviewer, Stichting Kinderen Kankervrij' (Foundation Children Cancer free) or 'KiKa, KiKa
  52. 2015 - 2017
    MemberPRS Budget & Finance Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  53. 2015 - 2016
    MemberClinical Research Advisory Committee, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  54. 2015
    Co-Chair of Conference/SymposiaPediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference, Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor Session
  55. 2015
    Scientific CommitteePediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference
  56. 2015
    MemberSociety of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  57. 2015
    Grant ReviewerLate Phase Study, Clinical Trials Awards and Advisory Committee, Cancer Research UK
  58. 2015 - present
    MemberInstitutional Clinical Research Advisory Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  59. 2015 - present
    MemberUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Clinical Trials Review, Clinical Research Advisory Committee
  60. 2014 - 2016
    Vice ChairGrand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  61. 2014
    ChairPediatric Neuro-Oncology Symposium, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  62. 2014
    Chair of Conference/SymposiaPediatric Neuro-Oncology Symposium, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  63. 2013 - 2015
    MemberGraduate Medical Education Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  64. 2013 - present
    MemberPosterior Fossa Society
  65. 2013 - present
    MemberTexas Oklahoma Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (TOPNOC)
  66. 2012
    NIH MemberHigh Impact Clinical Trial Program, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  67. 2012 - present
    CoordinatorPediatric Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  68. 2011 - 2013
    MemberClinical Research Committee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  69. 2011 - present
    MemberPediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium
  70. 2011 - present
    MemberHarris County Medical Society
  71. 2010
    Steering Committee MemberChildren's Center for Cancer and Research
  72. 2010 - present
    CNS Committee MemberChildren's Oncology Group
  73. 2010 - present
    Life MemberIndian Society of Neuro-oncology
  74. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  75. 2003
    Chair of Conference/SymposiaPediatric Brain Tumors, International Conference of the World Federation of Neurosurgery (WFNS) - Tumor Section
  76. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  77. 2003 - present
    MemberChildren's Oncology Group
  78. 2003 - present
    Associate MemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology
  79. 2000
    MemberIndian Academy of Pediatrics

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