Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Study of Hematology/Oncology

Janani Ravichandran is senior at Liberty and is studying Hematology/Oncology under the mentorship of Dr. Ayesha Zia. Interested in the intricacies and complications of cancer, Janani chose this topic to gain more understanding of the basis and molecular design of cancer and blood disorders. She was hesitant on pursuing this field because no one in previous years of ISM had chosen this topic. But, after going through ten interviews and finding the perfect mentor she has thoroughly enjoys working with her mentor. Dr. Ayesha Zia is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Children’s Medical Center and has helped Janani gain understanding in the diagnosis and treatment of many blood related diseases and different types of cancer. She is inspired by all the strong children who deal with such severe diseases and is passionate about helping them. Janani has no doubt that her ISM journey will take her to new heights and will help her achieve her goal of becoming a successful and compassionate healthcare professional.