OU Children’s Physicians Announces Addition of Hematologist-Oncologist

OU Children’s Physicians Announces Addition of Hematologist-Oncologist

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Rikin K. Shah, M.D., a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, has joined the staff of OU Children’s Physicians. He sees patients at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children. He has also been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Shah is part of the Bone Marrow Transplant team at The Children's Hospital, performing bone marrow transplants for many malignant and benign conditions. He is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric hematology-oncology.

Shah completed a pediatric stem cell transplantation fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He completed a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at the OU College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Amarillo. He earned his medical degree in India.

Shah is a member of the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Children’s Oncology Group and American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Jimmy Everest Center is located in the OU Children’s Physicians building, 1200 Children’s Avenue. For appointments with pediatric hematologist-oncologists, call (405) 271-4412.

OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty.

More than 335 of these doctors and advanced practice providers have committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.

OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.