Rajinder P. Bajwa, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Hematology & Oncology
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3550
FX: (614) 722-3369

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Main Campus


Dr. Bajwa's clinical interests are Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes and BMT. His research interests include veno-occlusive disease, steroid refractory acute graft versus host disease, and chronic health conditions in the long-term survivors after transplant. Other research interests include transplant for high risk conditions, graft failure, and developing reduced intensity conditioning regimen for non–malignant conditions. He also oversees the comprehensive BMT long-term follow-up clinic and is also involved in research in this patient population including Vitamin D status, metabolic syndrome, and endocrine dysfunction in the long-term survivors after transplant. Dr. Bajwa attended medical school at Punjabi University, Punjab, India and has also done Hem/Onc/BMT training in England, before coming to the United States. He completed his residency and fellowship at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi

Education and Training


  • Rajendra Hosp Patiala & Govt Med College
    Date Completed: 12/31/1984

Graduate School

  • Punjabi University
    Date Completed: 08/24/1985


  • Rajendra Hosp Patiala & Govt Med College
    Date Completed: 12/31/1985


  • Institute of Medical Education/Research
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992


  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
    Date Completed: 07/31/1996


  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital
    Date Completed: 02/28/1997


  • South Tyneside NHS Healthcare
    Date Completed: 01/31/2001


  • Women and Childrens Hospital of Buffalo
    Date Completed: 06/30/2003


  • University of Minnesota
    Date Completed: 04/30/2006


  • Women and Childrens Hospital of Buffalo
    Date Completed: 06/30/2006


  • Pediatrics


  • Hematology & Oncology


  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2007


  • Jeffrey C. Naples, Micah A. Skeens, Jeffery Auletta, Hemalatha Rangarajan, Rolla Abu-Arja, Edwin Horwitz, Joseph Stanek, and Rajinder S. Bajwa. 2015. Anicteric Veno-Occlusive Disease after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children.  Bone Marrow Transplantation. Vol. online, no. September: 1-3.
  • Asquith JM, Copacia J, Mogul MJ, Bajwa RPS. 2015. Successful use of reduced-intensity conditioning and matched-unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplant in a child with Diamond-Blackfan anemia and cirrhosis.  Pediatric Transplantation. Vol. 19, no. June: E157-E159.
  • Bajwa,Rajinder; Naples,Jeffrey; Skeens,Micah. 2015. Anicteric Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children. In BMT Tandem Meetings
  • Naples,Jeffrey; Skeens,Micah; Bajwa,Rajinder. 2014. Anicteric Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children. In 56th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Hematology
  • Kris Mahadeo; Rajinder Bajwa. 2014. Hepatic Veno-Occlussive Disease in Children after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.  Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. Vol. 3, no. 3. (November): 183-193.
  • Abigail Shaw, Jakob R. Passweg, Josu de la Fuente, Rajinder Bajwa et al. 2014. Donor type aplasia (DTA) occurring 12-44 months after matched sibling or unrelated donor Bone marrow transplantation in children with severe aplastic anaemia. In European Society for Blood and Marrow Ttransplantation
  • Woods,Gary; Bajwa,Rajinder,PS; Rose,Melissa,J. 2014. Reduced intensity transplantation for congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia: Report of a case and review of the literature.  PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION. Vol. 18, no. 1. (February): E31-E34.
  • Woods,Gary,M; Bajwa,Rajinder,PS; Kahwash,Samir,B; Guinipero,Terri. 2014. Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia in a One-Year-Old Girl Diagnosed with JAK2-V617F Mutation Positive Myeloproliferative Neoplasm.  Case reports in medicine. Vol. 2014, no. January: 473297-?.
  • Bajwa R, Schechter T, Soni S, Gassas A, Doyle J, Sisler I, Godder K, Tatman D, Rumelhart S, Domm J, Miao Y, Frangoul H. 2013. Outcome of Children who Experience Disease Relapse Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies.  BMT. Vol. 8, no. 5. (May): 661-665. PubMed ID: 23128573
  • Ayas,Mouhab; Saber,Wael; Davies,Stella,M; Harris,Richard,E; Hale,Gregory,A; Socie,Gerard; LeRademacher,Jennifer; Thakar,Monica; Deeg,H,Joachim J; Al-Seraihy,Amal; Battiwalla,Minoo; Camitta,Bruce,M; Olsson,Richard; Bajwa,Rajinder,S; Bonfim,Carmem,M; Pasquini,Ricardo; MacMillan,Margaret,L; George,Biju; Copelan,Edward,A; Wirk,Baldeep; Al Jefri,Abdullah; Fasth,Anders,L; Guinan,Eva,C; Horn,Biljana,N; Lewis,Victor,A; Slavin,Shimon; Stepensky,Polina; Bierings,Marc; Gale,Robert,Peter. 2013. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Fanconi Anemia in Patients With Pretransplantation Cytogenetic Abnormalities, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or Acute Leukemia.  JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. Vol. 31, no. 13. (May): 1669-76. PubMed ID: 23547077
  • Rajinder Bajwa, Jennifer McArthur et al. 2013. Assessment of Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) in Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT). In ASBMT
  • Garee,Amy; Skeens,Micah; Bajwa, Rajinder. 2013. Vitamin D Status and its Correlation with Bone Mineral Density in Long Term Survivors After Childhood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. In BMT Tandem Meetings
  • Micah Skeens, Monica Ardura, Rajinder Bajwa et al. 2013. Immunogenecity of Early Post Transplant Vaccination in. In ASBMT
  • R Bajwa, M Skeens, A Garee, Y Miao, S Soni, D Pietryga, T Gross, A Termuhlen. 2012. Metabolic Syndrome and Endocrine Dysfunctions after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children.  PEDTRANS. Vol. 16, no. 8. (December): 872-8. PubMed ID: 23131056
  • McArthur,Jennifer; Fitzgerald,Julie; Bajwa,Rajinder; Margossian,Steven; Yates,Andrew; Duncan,Christine; Talano,Julie-An; Spear,Debra; Luther,Kate; Tamburro,Robert. 2012. BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (BNP) LEVELS AS A PREDICTOR OF NEED FOR CRITICAL CARE RESOURCES IN PEDIATRIC HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT (HSCT) PATIENTS. In 42nd Critical Care Congress of the Society-of-Critical-Care-Medicine
  • M Skeens, V Pai, A Garee, AM Termuhlen, RPS Bajwa, TG Gross and S Soni. 2012. Twice daily i.v. bolus tacrolimus infusion for GVHD prophylaxis in children undergoing stem cell transplantation.  Bone Marrow Transplantation advance online publication. Vol. 47, no. 11. (November): e1415. PubMed ID: 22484323
  • Garee,Amy; Skeens,Micah; Bowden,Sasigarn; Kamboj,Manmohan; Wildman,Sally; Bajwa,Rajinder,PS. 2012. Vitamin D Status and Its Correlation with Bone Mineral Density in Long Term Survivors After Childhood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. In 54th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American-Society-of-Hematology (ASH)
  • M Battiwalla, T Wang, J Carreras, H. Joachim Deeg, M Ayas, RPS Bajwa, B George, V Gupta, R Pasquini, H Schrezenmeier, JR Passweg, KR Schultz, M Eapen. 2012. HLA-Matched Sibling Transplantation for Severe Aplastic Anemia: Impact of HLA DR15 Antigen Status of Engraftment, Graft-versus-Host Disease, and Overall Survival.  Biol BMT. Vol. 18(9), no. September: 1401-6.
  • Soni S, Skeens M, Termuhlen AM, Bajwa RP, Gross TG, Pai V. 2012. Levetiracetam for Busulfan-Induced Seizure Prophylaxis in Children.  Pediatr Blood Cancer. Vol. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.24126/pdf, no. February: ehttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.24126/pdf.
  • Bajwa,Rajinder; Gross,Thomas; Savelli,Stephanie. 2012. Pentostatin for treatment of refractory autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome.  PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER. Vol. 58, no. 2. (February): 311-311.
  • Nemecek ER, Ellis K, He W, Bunin NJ, Bajwa RS, Cheerva A, Cairo MS, Dvorak C, Duval M, Davies S, Eapen M, Gross TG, Hussein AA, Macmillan ML, Mehta PA, Pulsipher MA, Seber A, Woolfrey AE, Frangoul HA. 2011. Outcome of Myeloablative Conditioning and Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Third Remission.  Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 Dec;17(12):1833-40.. Vol. 17, no. 12. (December): 1833-40. PubMed ID: 21683798
  • Bajwa,Rajiinder,PS; Soni,Sandeep; Schechter,Tal; Gassas,Adam; Doyle,John,J; Sisler,India; Godder,Kamar; Tatman,David; Rumelhart,Stephen; Domm,Jennifer; Frangoul,Haydar. 2011. Outcome of Children Who Experience Disease Relapse Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies. In 53rd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American-Society-of-Hematology (ASH)
  • Neil J. Rawlinson, Bonita Fung, Thomas G. Gross, Amanda M. Termuhlen,Micah Skeens, Amy Garee, Sandeep Soni, Daniel Pietryga, and Rajinder P.S. Bajwa. 2011. Disseminated Rhizomucor pusillus Causing EarlyMultiorgan Failure During Hematopoietic StemCell Transplantation for Severe Aplastic Anemia.  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Vol. 33, no. 3. (April): 235-237. PubMed ID: 21358340
  • Rajinder Bajwa, MBBS, Stephanie Savelli, and Thomas Gross,. Pentostatin for Treatment of Refractory AutoimmuneLymphoproliferative Syndrome.  Pediatr Blood Cancer.
  • Bhuvana Setty, Nicholas Yeager, Rajinder Bajwa. Heterozygous M1V variant of ELA-2 gene mutation associated with severe congenital neutropenia refractory to granulocyte- colony stimulating factor.  Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
  • Soni,S; Skeens,M; Pai,V; Bajwa,R; Gross,T; Termuhlen,A. 2010. A pilot study of levetiracetam (Keppra (R)) for seizure prophylaxis in children receiving IV busulfan for haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In 36th Annual Meeting of the European-Group-for-Blood-and-Marrow-Transplantat/9th Meeting of the EBMT Data-Management-Group/26th Meeting of the EBMT Nurses Group/2nd EBMT Qual Management Meeting
  • S. Soni, M. Skeens, T.G. Gross, R.P.Bajwa, S.K. Baker, A. Termuhlen, Poster Presentation. 2010. Outcomes After Addition Of Rabbit-ATG To The Standard BU + CY Preparative Regimen For Allogeneic Matched Sibling Donor (MSD) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) For Hemoglobinopathies In Children. In American Society for Blood and marrow transplantation
  • Soni, S, Termuhlen, A, Bajwa, R.P.S., Clayton, J,Montgomery, M, Hardin, D, Poster Presentation. 2009. Prevalence, Risk Factors and Management of Metabolic Syndrome After Stem Cell Transplantation In Pediatric Patients. In American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Mustillo P, Bajwa RP, Termuhlen AM, Nicol K, Scherzer R, Jaffe R, Filipovich AH, Gross TG. 2008. Tumor Immune Surveillance Defect of X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Is Not Epstein-Barr Virus Specific.  Pediatric Blood and cancer. Vol. 5, no. 51. (November): 706-709.
  • Minoo Battiwalla, Yiyuan Wu, Rajinder P.S. Bajwa, Marija Radovic, Nikolaos G. Almyroudis, Brahm H. Segal, Paul K. Wallace, Ryotaro Nakamura, Swaminathan Padmanabhan,Theresa Hahn, Philip L. McCarthy, Jr. 2007. Ganciclovir Inhibits Lymphocyte Proliferation by Impairing DNA Synthesis.  Biology of blood and marrow transplantation. Vol. 13, no. 7. (July): 765-770.
  • Battiwalla M, Theresa Hahn, Marija Radovich, Hilary Roy, Afrin Wahab, Eileen Duman, Rajinder Bajwa, Swaminathan Padmanabhan, Joanne Becker, Philip L McCarthy, Jr. 2006. Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) DR15 is Associated with Reduced Incidence of Acute GVHD in HLA-matched Allogeneic Transplants But Does Not Impact Survival.  Blood. Vol. 107, no. 5. (March): 1970-1973.
  • RPS Bajwa, R Skinner, KP Windebank, MM Reid: J Clin Pathol. 2004. 57, 186-188. 2004. Demographic study of Leukemia presenting within the first 3 months of life in the Northern Health Region of England.  Journal of Clinical Pathology. Vol. 57, no. 2. (January): 186-188.
  • RPS Bajwa, AJ Cant, M Abinum, TJ Flood, S Hodges, JP Hale, R Skinner. 2003. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for treatment of hepatic veno-occlusive disease following bone marrow transplantation in children: effectiveness and a scoring system for initiating treatment.  Bone Marrow Transplantation. Vol. 31, no. 7. (April): 591-597.
  • RPS Bajwa, R Skinner, AM Barrett. 2001. Fibrous Pseudotumour of the Tunica Vaginalis Testis.  Medical and Pediatric Oncology. Vol. 36, no. 6. (June): 665-666.
  • RPS Bajwa, R Skinner, KP Windebank, UK Wariyar, MM Reid. 2001. Chemotherapy and Marrow Transplantation for Congenital Leukemia.  Archives of Disease in childhood. Vol. 20, no. 1. (January): F47-F48.
  • Hoare, Simon. Bajwa, Rajinder S. P; Abinun, Mario. 2001. Septic Shock, Meningitis and Adrenal Hemorrhages in a Twelve-Year-Old.  The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Vol. 20, no. 1. (January): 89-90.
  • Bajwa,R,PS; Price,L; Roberts,A; Craft,A,W; Skinner,R; Mathias,D. 2000. Auditory function is unaffected by treatment with ifosfamide in children and adolescents.  MEDICAL AND PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY. Vol. 35, no. 2. (August): 156-156.
  • RPS Bajwa, R Skinner, TJ Flood, M Abinun & AJ Cant, Poster Presenter. 1999. Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator therapy in Veno-Occlusive disease of the Liver following BMT. In Annual European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group
  • Kumar L, Sarkar B, Singh S, Bajwa RP. 1996. Polyarteritis nodosa- a few unusual findings.  Indian Pediatrics. Vol. 33, no. 6. (June): 459-464.
  • S Banerjee, R K Marwaha, R P S Bajwa. 1995. Fungal peritonitis complicating peritoneal dialysis.  Indian Pediatrics. Vol. 32, no. June: 693-97.
  • Banerjee S, Marwaha RK, Bajwa RP. 1995. Primary pelvic neuroblastoma with central nervous system metastasis.  Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Vol. 12, no. 3. (May): 309-312.
  • Tomaraei,S,N; Bajwa,R,P; Dhiman,P; Marwaha,R,K. 1995. Incontinentia pigmenti (Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome): report of a case and review of the Indian literature.  Indian journal of pediatrics. Vol. 62, no. 1. (January): 118-122.
  • R.P.S. Bajwa, G. Grewal, R.K.Marwaha. 1993. Acute febrile neutropenic dermatosis (sweet’s syndrome) in Myelodysplastic syndrome.  Pediatric Hmatology Oncology. Vol. 10, no. 4. (October): 343-346.
  • V. Kohli, R.K.Marwaha, K.L. Narsimhan, R.P.S. Bajwa, S.K. Mitra. 1993. Esophago pleural Fistula complicating suppurative lung disease.  Indian Pediatrics. Vol. 30, no. June: 830-833.
  • R.P.S. Bajwa, G. Grewal, R.K.Marwaha. 1993. Neutropenic enterocolitis and cecal perforation in acute lymphatic leukemia.  Indian Journal of Cancer. Vol. 30, no. March: 31-33.
  • R.P.S. Bajwa, V. Kohli, R.K.Marwaha. 1992. Celiac Disease in Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus.  Indian Pediatrics. Vol. 29, no. October: 1303-1305.
  • Khajuria R, Marwaha RK, Gupta HL, Bajwa RP, Banerjee CK. 1989. Renovascular Hypertension in an infant.  Indian Pediatrics. Vol. 26, no. 4. (April): 409-410.
  • Rajinder Bajwa. Aplastic and Hypoplastic erythrocyte disorders. In Succinct Pediatrics. Edited by John Mahan and Leonard G. Feld.
  • RPS Bajwa. SUCCINCT PEDIATRICS. Edited by John Mahan and Leonard G. Feld.
  • Melissa Rose, Rajinder Bajwa, Brandi Wippel, Mandy Zeigler, Samir Kahwash, Sarita Joshi. An Association of Vasculitis, Myelodysplasia and ETV6 deletion in Refractory Cytopenia of Childhood. In European Working Group of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) in Childhood
  • Battiwalla M, Wu Y, Bajwa RPS, Radovic M, Almyroudis NG, Segal BH, Wallace PK, Nakamura R, Padmanabhan S, Hahn T, McCarthy, Jr. PL. Ganciclovir Inhibits Lymphocyte Proliferation by Impairing DNA Synthesis. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplant (7): 765-70, July 13, 2007.
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