20261-Batra, Sandeep

Sandeep Batra, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Phone 317-944-8784
705 Riley Hospital Drive
ROC 4340

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Batra is the Medical Director of the leukemia program at Riley Hospital and the institutional Principal Investigator for Children’s Oncology Group.  

His current research is focused on identifying novel targets in relapsed, drug-refractory childhood acute lymphoblastic (ALL) and myelogenous leukemia (AML), through precision genomics and preclinical lab studies, and conducting Phase-I/II clinical trials in refractory or recurrent leukemias.

Key Publications

1. Warrick K, Althouse SK, Rahrig AR, Rupenthal J, and Batra S. Factors Associated with Prolonged Hospital Stay during Induction Chemotherapy for High Risk Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Leuk Res. 2018 Aug;71:36-42

2. Batra S.  Delaying Induction Therapy in Children With Newly Diagnosed Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Is that a Viable Strategy to Decrease Early Mortality? J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2019 May;41(4)

3. Pandya PH, Cheng L, Saadatzadeh MR, Bijangi-Vishehsaraei K, Tang S, Sinn AL, Trowbridge MA, Coy KL, Bailey BJ, Young CN, Ding J, Dobrota EA, Dyer S, Elmi A, Thompson Q, Barghi F, Shultz J, Albright EA, Shannon HE, Murray ME, Marshall MS, Ferguson MJ, Bertrand TE, Wurtz LD, Batra S, Li L, Renbarger JL, Pollok KE. Systems Biology Approach Identifies Prognostic Signatures of Poor Overall Survival and Guides the Prioritization of Novel BET-CHK1 Combination Therapy for Osteosarcoma. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Aug 26;12(9):2426. doi: 10.3390/cancers12092426. PMID: 32859084 


4. Lange CS, Rahrig A, Althouse SK, Nelson RP, Batra S. Hypogammaglobulinemia in Adolescents and Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2020 Dec;9(6):687-692. PMID: 32668180

5. Ferguson MJ, Batra S.  50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: Searching for Survivors-Chemotherapy for Treatment of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. J Pediatr. 2021 Mar;230:83. PMID: 33632401

6. Jiang J, Batra S, Zhang J.  Asparagine: A Metabolite to Be Targeted in Cancers. Metabolites. 2021 Jun 19;11(6):402.

7. Clonal Heterogeneity Supports Mitochondrial Metabolism in Pancreatic Cancer Halbrook CJ, Thurston G, McCarthy A, Nelson BS, Sajjakulnukit P, Krall AS, Mullen PJ, Zhang L, Batra S, Viale A, Stanger BZ, Christofk HR, Zhang J, di Magliano MP, Jorgensen C, Lyssiotis CA, Preprint from bioRxiv, 15 May 2020


Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2003 FEL Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
    1999 RES Pediatric Residency, State University of New York
    1996 RES Pediatric Residency, Lady Hardinge Medical School
    1992 MBBS University College of Medical Sciences
    1987 BSC University of Delhi
  • Research


    Pediatric Leukemias, clinical trials involving new agents.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Society of Hematology
    American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Children's Oncology Group
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - SB in Hematology/Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Leukemias and solid tumor biology, clinical trials involving new agents.

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