Yasmin Khakoo (born 1964) is an Indian-American pediatric neuro-oncologist[1] and editor-in-chief of the medical journal Pediatric Neurology since 2022.[2] In 2023, she won the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine award of the Child Neurology Society for her mentorship and work with minorities and underserved communities.[3]

Yasmin Khakoo
Alma mater
Known for
  • Neurooncologist
  • Educator
  • Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Scientific career

Early life and education edit

Khakoo was born in New York City, and attended high school in the Bronx.[4] She did her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, went to Columbia University for medical school, and then to the University of California, San Francisco for residency in pediatrics and child neurology.[5]

Career edit

Khakoo completed a fellowship in neurooncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She remained as a member and became child neurology director there in 2015.

Simultaneously she holds an academic position at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she became a full professor in 2020.[6]

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, where she was selected for the "Women Leading in Neurology" program in 2019 and has served on the "Advancing Women in Academics" subcommittee since 2021.[7] She served many years on the scientific selection and program planning committee for the Child Neurology Society, and was elected to the board as the councillor for the East, 2023-2025.

Scientifically, she focuses on neurocutaneous melanosis[8][9] and is building a registry of children with this rare disease;[10] paraneoplastic syndromes;[11][12] and ependymomas.[13]

She stepped into the role of editor-in-chief of Pediatric Neurology in 2022. Prior to that, she was on the editorial board of the Journal of Child Neurology, where she edited a special issue on Pediatric Neurooncology in 2016[14] and recorded a podcast as well.[15]

References edit

  1. ^ Ashwal, Steve (2021). Child Neurology: Its Origins, Founders, Growth and Evolution. Netherlands: Elsevier Science. p. 566. ISBN 9780323858151.
  2. ^ Roach, E. S. (December 2021). "Welcoming the New Editor-In-Chief of Pediatric Neurology: Yasmin Khakoo, MD". Pediatric Neurology. 125: 61. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2021.09.015.
  3. ^ "Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Award". Child Neurology Society. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  4. ^ "FINDING AN UNEXPECTED CALLING: 8 Questions with Child Neurologist Yasmin Khakoo". Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  5. ^ "Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Award". Child Neurology Society. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Yasmin Khakoo, MD". Weill Cornell Medical School.
  7. ^ "Adcancing Women in Academics Subcommittee". American Academy of Neurology. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  8. ^ Ramaswamy, V; Delaney, H; Haque, S; Marghoob, A; Khakoo, Y (June 2012). "Spectrum of central nervous system abnormalities in neurocutaneous melanocytosis". Dev Med Child Neurol. 54 (6). doi:10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04275.x.
  9. ^ Schaff, LR; Marghoob, A; Rosenblum, MK; Meyer, R; Khakoo, Y (July 2009). "Malignant transformation of neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) following immunosuppression". Pediatric Dermatology. 36 (4): 497–500. doi:10.1111/pde.13804. PMC 6620153.
  10. ^ "A Registry for Patients with Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis". Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  11. ^ Patel, A; Fischer, C; Lin, YC; Basu, EM; Kushner, BH; De Braganca, K; Khakoo, Y (August 2020). "Treatment and revaccination of children with paraneoplastic opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome and neuroblastoma: The Memorial Sloan Kettering experience". Pediatr Blood Cancer. 67 (8).
  12. ^ Rossor, Thomas; Yeh, E Ann; Khakoo, Yasmin; OMS Study Group (March 2022). "Diagnosis and Management of Opsoclonus-Myoclonus-Ataxia Syndrome in Children: An International Perspective". Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 9 (3): 1153. doi:10.1212/NXI.0000000000001153.
  13. ^ De, B (June 2018). "Patterns of relapse for children with localized intracranial ependymoma". J Neurooncol. 138 (2): 435–445. doi:10.1007/s11060-018-2815-7. PMC 6756472.
  14. ^ "Special Issue: Pediatric Neuro-oncology". Journal of Child Neurology. 31 (12). October 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2023.
  15. ^ "Special episode on Pediatric Neuro Oncology". SAGE Neuroscience and Neurology. Retrieved 26 December 2023.