Sarita Joshi, MD

Laboratory Medicine, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

On staff since June 2019

Children's Title: Medical Director, Apheresis

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"It is a privilege and a joy to work with children and young adults with a hematological disorder, as part of a team of dedicated providers who are so committed to providing the best care for our patients today and at the same time working to find a cure for every child in the future. It is a special day for me to hear from from my current and former patients, receive notes and pictures that they doing better with their illnesses or better still- that they have been cured."

  • Dr. Sarita Joshi enjoys caring for and serving children undergoing apheresis procedures and those with medically complex hematological conditions such as genetic disorders associated with neutropenia or cytopenia as well as bone marrow failure. She seeks to partner with her patients, her medical team and the parents of her patients in providing quality, holistic care and being an integral part on their journey to cure and good health.

    Dr. Sarita Joshi is an outstanding clinician, educator and an Attending Physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital in Hematology-Oncology and in Transfusion Medicine. She is American Board of Pediatrics certified in Primary Care Pediatrics and in the subspecialty of Pediatric Hematology - Oncology. She is also certified by the American Board of Pathology (Clinical Pathology) in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine. She is the Medical Director of Apheresis and also Attending faculty in Hematology and Transfusion Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital. 

    Dr. Joshi is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington College of Medicine. She has been invited to present at national and international meetings on a variety of topics ranging from blood disorders as well as apheresis. 

    When she isnt working, Dr. Joshi loves to cook, read, sew and hike. 

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Award for Outstanding Research During Residency Conduct of research on patients who underwent splenectomy University of Illinois At Chicago 1994 - 1996
    Team Award: first place for capstone project “Face to Face with OSU - Becoming The Star BUCKS of Referrals.” Ohio State University College of Medicine- Faculty Advancement, Mentoring and Engagement: (OSUCOM- FAME) Faculty Leadership Institute, Columbus OH.
    Best Poster: The Cleveland Clinic RTPLMI research day Monitoring of patients for Passenger Lymphocyte syndrome following ABO mismatched HSCT The Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, OH.
    American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Commendation for contributions to the ABIM Choosing Wisely ® initiative / national guidelines for Apheresis American Society for Apheresis
    GME award for excellence in Medical Education Outstanding education of Pathology residents during their blood bank and transfusion medicine rotation The Cleveland Clinic
    Distinguished Educator I Certificate of Medical education Lerner College of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
  • Other Publications

    • Field MT, Chapple A, Hoeppner C, Boiko JR, Tellinghuisen A, Joshi S, Vitanza NA
      Care Coordination in a SARS-CoV-2-infected Child With Newly Diagnosed Medulloblastoma and Fanconi Anemia.
      33235157 Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 2020 Nov. 23
    • Ipe TS, Meyer EK, Sanford KW, Joshi SK, Wong ECC, Raval JS
      Use of therapeutic plasma exchange for pediatric neurological diseases.
      33063869 Journal of clinical apheresis, 2020 Oct. 16
    • Pagano MB, Treml A, Stephens LD, Joshi S, Li Y, Lopez-Plaza I, Poyyapakkam S, Schwartz J, Tanhehco Y, Zantek ND
      Entrustable professional activities for apheresis medicine education.
      32757215 Transfusion, 2020 Aug. 5
    • Rogers ZR, Nakano TA, Olson TS, Bertuch AA, Wang W, Gillio A, Coates TD, Chawla A, Castillo P, Kurre P, Gamper C, Bennett CM, Joshi S, Geddis AE, Boklan J, Nalepa G, Rothman JA, Huang JN, Kupfer GM, Cada M, Glader B, Walkovich KJ, Thompson AA, Hanna R, Vlachos A, Malsch M, Weller EA, Williams DA, Shimamura A
      Immunosuppressive therapy for pediatric aplastic anemia: a North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium study.
      30948484 Haematologica, 2019 Oct. : 104(10)1974-1983 PMCID:PMC6886407
    • Connelly-Smith L, Tanhehco YC, Chhibber V, Delaney M, Eichbaum Q, Fernandez C, Joshi S, Schwartz J, Linenberger M
      Choosing Wisely for apheresis.
      30325055 Journal of clinical apheresis, 2018 Oct. : 33(5)576-579
    • Giannelou A, Wang H, Zhou Q, Park YH, Abu-Asab MS, Ylaya K, Stone DL, Sediva A, Sleiman R, Sramkova L, Bhatla D, Serti E, Tsai WL, Yang D, Bishop K, Carrington B, Pei W, Deuitch N, Brooks S, Edwan JH, Joshi S, Prader S, Kaiser D, Owen WC, Sonbul AA, Zhang Y, Niemela JE, Burgess SM, Boehm M, Rehermann B, Chae J, Quezado MM, Ombrello AK, Buckley RH, Grom AA, Remmers EF, Pachlopnik JM, Su HC, Gutierrez-Cruz G, Hewitt SM, Sood R, Risma K, Calvo KR, Rosenzweig SD, Gadina M, Hafner M, Sun HW, Kastner DL, Aksentijevich I
      Aberrant tRNA processing causes an autoinflammatory syndrome responsive to TNF inhibitors.
      29358286 Annals of the rheumatic diseases, 2018 April : 77(4)612-619 PMCID:PMC5890629
    • Losos M, Scrape S, Joshi S, Shmookler A, Chen J
      The tipping point: The critical role of therapeutic apheresis in a case of refractory acquired hemophilia.
      27646211 Journal of clinical apheresis, 2017 Dec. : 32(6)564-566
    • Arnold SD, Brazauskas R, He N, Li Y, Aplenc R, Jin Z, Hall M, Atsuta Y, Dalal J, Hahn T, Khera N, Bonfim C, Majhail NS, Diaz MA, Freytes CO, Wood WA, Savani BN, Kamble RT, Parsons S, Ahmed I, Sullivan K, Beattie S, Dandoy C, Munker R, Marino S, Bitan M, Abdel-Azim H, Aljurf M, Olsson RF, Joshi S, Buchbinder D, Eckrich MJ, Hashmi S, Lazarus H, Marks DI, Steinberg A, Saad A, Gergis U, Krishnamurti L, Abraham A, Rangarajan HG, Walters M, Lipscomb J, Saber W, Satwani P
      Clinical risks and healthcare utilization of hematopoietic cell transplantation for sickle cell disease in the USA using merged databases.
      28818869 Haematologica, 2017 Nov. : 102(11)1823-1832 PMCID:PMC5664386
    • Ouellette CP, Joshi S, Texter K, Jaggi P
      Multiorgan Involvement Confounding the Diagnosis of Bartonella henselae Infective Endocarditis in Children With Congenital Heart Disease.
      28403058 The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2017 May : 36(5)516-520
    • Overholt KM, Rose MJ, Joshi S, Herman GE, Bajwa R, Abu-Arja R, Rangarajan HG, Horwitz EM
      Hematopoietic cell transplantation for a child with OSTM1 osteopetrosis.
      29296943 Blood advances, 2017 Jan. 10 : 1(4)279-281 PMCID:PMC5727773
    • Losos M, Hamad D, Joshi S, Scrape S, Chen J
      Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Direct Antiglobulin Testing With a False-Negative Result in a 53-Year-Old Man: The DAT Will Set You Free.
      27287943 Laboratory medicine, 2016 Aug. : 47(3)227-32 PMCID:PMC4985767
    • Howell JC, Joshi SA, Hornung L, Khoury J, Harris RE, Rose SR
      Growth hormone improves short stature in children with Diamond-Blackfan anemia.
      25492299 Pediatric blood & cancer, 2015 March : 62(3)402-8
    • Hsu JW, Wingard JR, Logan BR, Chitphakdithai P, Akpek G, Anderlini P, Artz AS, Bredeson C, Goldstein S, Hale G, Hematti P, Joshi S, Kamble RT, Lazarus HM, O'Donnell PV, Pulsipher MA, Savani BN, Schears RM, Shaw BE, Confer DL
      Race and ethnicity influences collection of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized peripheral blood progenitor cells from unrelated donors, a Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research analysis.
      25316111 Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2015 Jan. : 21(1)165-71 PMCID:PMC4272878
    • Loren AW, Chow E, Jacobsohn DA, Gilleece M, Halter J, Joshi S, Wang Z, Sobocinski KA, Gupta V, Hale GA, Marks DI, Stadtmauer EA, Apperley J, Cahn JY, Schouten HC, Lazarus HM, Savani BN, McCarthy PL, Jakubowski AA, Kamani NR, Hayes-Lattin B, Maziarz RT, Warwick AB, Sorror ML, Bolwell BJ, Socié G, Wingard JR, Rizzo JD, Majhail NS
      Pregnancy after hematopoietic cell transplantation: a report from the late effects working committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).
      20659574 Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2011 Feb. : 17(2)157-66 PMCID:PMC3017731
    • Marsh RA, Vaughn G, Kim MO, Li D, Jodele S, Joshi S, Mehta PA, Davies SM, Jordan MB, Bleesing JJ, Filipovich AH
      Reduced-intensity conditioning significantly improves survival of patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.
      20855862 Blood, 2010 Dec. 23 : 116(26)5824-31
    • Malempati S, Joshi S, Lai S, Braner DA, Tegtmeyer K
      Videos in clinical medicine. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
      19812396 The New England journal of medicine, 2009 Oct. 8 : 361(15)e28
    • Erdreich-Epstein A, Monforte HL, Lavey RS, Joshi S, Phillips JD, Villablanca JG
      Successful multimodality therapy of recurrent multifocal juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the ovary.
      11990313 Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 2002 March : 24(3)229-33

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    ASFA forum discussion ASFA Annual meeting 2019 Portland OR
    How do I Handle Apheresis Consults in Patients with Complex Medical Conditions? Invited speaker/faculty: ASFA/ASCP Education Session: American Society Of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting Virtual Annual Conference 2020
    “Non Malignant Indications of CAR-T Cells” American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) annual meeting, October 2018 Boston MA


Board Certification(s)

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

BJ Medical College, Pune


Pediatrics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Pediatrics, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago


Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel
Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange
Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Transfusion Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland

Clinical Interests

Caring for children with Bone Marrow Failure, Neutropenia and other Cytopenias, Therapeutic Apheresis- including Hematopoietic Progenitor and Mononuclear Cell collections, Red Blood Cell Exchange, Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Extracorporeal Photopheresis, Automated Leukodepletion.

Research Focus Area

Therapeutic Trials, Immunotherapy, CAR-T cells