Agrawal, A., Anu MD

Anu Agrawal


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Co-Director, Early Phase/Novel Therapeutics Oncology Program

Associate Director, Fellowship Program

Medical Director, Inpatient Hematology Oncology

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Clinical Specialties

Cancer, tumors, sarcoma, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, pediatric oncology, hepatoblastoma, wilms tumor, blood and bone marrow cancers, blood disorders, anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia and lymphoma, hodgkins and non-hodgkins, stem cell transplantation


Board Certification
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology


Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA
(Pediatric Hematology Oncology)


Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA


Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA

Clinic Locations

My Work

About Me

Dr. Agrawal is a former fellow in Oakland who was recruited back to our program after working at Texas Children’s Hematology Center as a medical director of hematology in Africa. Since joining our faculty in 2014, he has become the director of our Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Service and Associate Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. He is a committed teacher and mentor and has received several teaching awards. He recently received, as the principal investigator, a St. Baldrick’s infrastructure grant for the development of an early phase, novel therapeutics program in pediatric oncology. He is a co-investigator in a multicenter trial with Seattle Children’s Hospital for the development of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy for relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Dr. Agrawal has a passion for developing evidence-based pediatric oncology supportive care guidelines. He is currently coordinating several prospective trials in this region including early discharge in low-risk, febrile neutropenic patients, utilization of low- dose ketamine infusion for end-of-life cancer pain, and utilization of virtual reality technology for easier insertion of vascular access ports.

Selected Research and Publications:

  1. Agrawal AK, Haddad FG, Matsunaga A. Acute non-immune hemolytic anemia without fulminant hepatitis in Wilson’s disease. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2011;33:e163-165.
  2. Agrawal AK, Golden C, Matsunaga A. Acquired von Willebrand disease in an osteosarcoma patient. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2011;8:622-623.
  3. Agrawal AK, Guo H, Golden C. Siblings presenting with congenital aleukemic leukemia cutis.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 2011;57:338-340.
  4. Agrawal AK, Chang PP, Feusner J. Twice weekly Pneumocystis jiroveci prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2011;33:e1-e4.
  5. Agrawal AK, Saini N, Gildengorin G, Feusner JH. Is routine computed tomographic scanning justified in the first week of persistent febrile neutropenia in children with malignancies? Pediatr Blood Cancer 2011;57:620-624.
  6. Agrawal AK, Feusner JH. Management of tumour lysis syndrome in children: what is the evidence for rasburicase in non-hyperleucocytic leukaemia? Brit J Haematol 2011;153:275-277.
  7. Agrawal AK, Hsu E, Neumyar L, Quirolo K, Flori HR. Red blood cell transfusion in pediatric patients with severe chronic anemia: how slow is necessary? Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012;58:466-
  8. Rai P, Kelly S, Agrawal AK. Unique aspects of red blood cell transfusion in pediatric patients. Intl
    J Clin Transfus Med 2016;4:43-54
  9. Nichols T, Lanning M, Dessie A, Hart L, Chaconas E, Agrawal AK. Clinical outcomes of pediatric patients with fever and suspected neutropenia in the emergency department—does time to antibiotic administration matter? [abstract] Pediatric Academic Society and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2016
  10. Rai P, Feusner JF, Agrawal AK. Risk of intrathecal methotrexate neurotoxicity and subsequent isolated central nervous system relapse in pediatric pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. [abstract] American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2016
  11. Winstead M, Won J, Szuminski M, Pariury H, Michlitsch J, Agrawal AK. Febrile neutropenia in children with cancer: the role of hospitalization until fever resolution. [abstract] American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2016
  12. Hastings CH, Torkildson JC, Agrawal AK. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Handbook. Children’s
    Hospital and Research Center Oakland, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2012
  13. Agrawal AK, Hastings CA, Feusner J (eds). Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology. Berlin: Springer, 2015