43672-Khaitan, Alka

Alka Khaitan, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

RI 5845
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Khaitan recently joined Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital from New York University. Her primary research interests combine pediatric HIV, T cell immunology, and global child health. At NYU, she initiated the Pediatric Immune Activation study to better understand the immune mediators of inflammation in pediatric HIV, which drives long-term morbidity and mortality. In collaboration with a HIV-centered hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, Dr. Khaitan established a cohort of children with perinatally acquired HIV infection and HIV unexposed age-matched controls. Her work has contributed to understanding the severe and lasting immune disruptions associated with HIV disease progression in children despite successful antiretroviral treatment.

At Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Khaitan will build new collaborations with clinicians and scientists interested in investigating the immunopathogenesis of childhood infections locally and globally. She has also joined the Pediatric Research Working Group with AMPATH to expand her pediatric HIV and immunology research program.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2009 FEL New York University School of Medicine
    2006 RES Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
    2003 MD Case Western Reserve University
    1998 BA Duke University
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Infectious Diseases Society of America
    New York Academy of Sciences
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
    Society for Pediatric Research
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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