Pashna N. Munshi, MD| Hematology | MedStar Health

Pashna N. Munshi, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (62 reviews)

Specialities: Hematology

Languages: English

(202) 444-0939

About me

Pashna N. Munshi, MD, is associate clinical director of the Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Munshi is board certified in Hematology and Oncology and is an assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University.

Dr. Munshi received her medical degree from, and completed her internship at, the K. J. Somaiya Medical College in Mumbai in 2006. During her internship, she underwent a three-month long placement at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Based upon that experience, Dr. Munshi left her native India to pursue advanced training in the United States. She spent six years at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completing her residency at Cooper University Hospital followed by a fellowship in hematology-oncology at the Rutgers RWJ University hospital, where she was appointed Chief Fellow and was the 2014 recipient of The Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation Award. In 2015, she completed an advanced fellowship in blood and marrow transplantation at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

An active researcher, Dr. Munshi is interested in advancing treatments for double-hit lymphoma, transformed lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, graft versus host disease (GVHD) and other high-risk conditions. To date, her work has been published in The Oncologist and presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, among others.

Dr. Munshi is a member of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, American Academy of Clinical Research, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American College of Physicians.

Dr. Munshi's Philosophy of Care

I take MedStar Georgetown's principle of "cura personalis" —care of the whole person to heart. In addition to providing state-of-the-art care, it's important to me to understand not only each patient's disease but also his or her religious beliefs, family relationships, social environments and the other factors that can affect someone's mindset and, in turn, treatment outcomes.  Toward that end, I strive to address patient fears and concerns and to explain the complexities of the transplant process, and the lasting impact it will have on their and their loved ones' lives. I truly believe much of the battle is won by the patient's own strength, courage and determination and try, to the best of my ability, to guide and support them through their course to a fruitful end.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia And Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS)
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease
  • Cooley Anemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Familial Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Lymphopenia
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy Of Undetermined Significance
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative Diseases
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Petechiae
  • Platelet Disorder
  • Poems Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)
  • Primary Myelofibrosis
  • Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Purpura
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Red Blood Cell Disorders
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Splenomegaly
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Venous Occlusive Crisis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
  • White Blood Cell Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Anticoagulation
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3736

Fax 202-444-0939

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Fellowship Program: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (2015)

Fellowship Program: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2014)

Internship/Residency: Cooper Hospital / University Medical Center (2011)

Medical School: K.J. Somaiya Medical College & Research Ctr (2006)

Awards

  • The Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation Award (2014)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Jun 21, 2022

    Good

  • May 9, 2022

    We are in a treatment program that we both agreed to in the past so new decisions are not made often.

  • Jun 14, 2021

    Dr. Munshi has always provided exceptional care before, during and after my CAR-T transplant. She really has been my primary caregiver for the last three years.