Smita Bhatia, MD
Chair, Division of Population Sciences
City of Hope
Smita Bhatia, M.D., is the first holder of the Ruth Ziegler chair in population sciences. She also serves as the associate director for population sciences research as well as the program co-Leader for cancer control and population sciences. Dr. Bhatia established the department of population sciences at City of Hope in 2006. An internationally renowned leader in cancer survivorship research, she serves as the associate chair for the Children’s Oncology Group, coordinating survivorship research across 200 pediatric oncology institutions in the U.S. She was elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation in recognition of meritorious and outstanding contributions as a physician scientist. She is the recipient of the Frank H Oski Lectureship Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology to honor outstanding investigation in pediatric hematology/oncology. In 2012, she was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Society of Clinical Oncology.