Dr. Swati R. Kanakia
Department of Haematology, Oncology, Paediatrics


Dr. Kanakia has been associated for over 16 years with Lilavati Hospital. She has spent more than 20 years in practice. Her overseas training and assignments were at St Jude Childrens Research Centre Memphis. 

She was awarded Senior Research Fellow & Research Associateship for a period of six years by the CSIR Council for Industrial and Scientific Research. She was also awarded Bibi Chand Scholarship by Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

She manages childhood cancers like leukemias, lymphomas, Wilms tumour, neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma. Her expertise also extends to haematological conditions like thalassemia, hemophilia, low platelets, ITP, anemia, bleeding in children and immune deficiency diseases and Histiocytic disorders 

She lectures extensively and has been responsible for training post graduate pediatric students in the field of pediatric hematology oncology.

Dr. Swati Kanakia is a recognized teacher for DNB Pediatric students and is responsible for their training at the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre. The DNB Board has also appointed her as an examiner.

Dr. Swati Kanakia is a member of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics as well as the Pediatric Hematology Oncology chapter of IAP and ISPID (Indian Society for Primary Immune Deficiency). She is also a member of the Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the past secretary of the Mumbai Hematology Group.

In addition to her medical qualifications she also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management – PGDBM .

Area Of Interest

  • Pediatric Hematology
  • Oncology and Primary Immune Deficiency Disease