Vishwas Sakhalkar


Vishwas Sakhalkar


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics


Goal of excellence in care of patients with emphasis on compassionate and respect of patient and family and health care team and excellence also in teaching, teamwork and progress of the division, department and university.

  • (706) 723-0014
  • (706) 721-2643


  • MD, Medicine Seth GS Medical College, 1981


  • PHY GA Professional Licensing BRD, 2023

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PEDS 5000

    Basic Clkshp in PEDS
  • PEDS 5009

    Pediatric Sub-I
  • PEDS 5017

    Peds Hematology/Oncology Extn.
  • PEDS 5036

    Peds Sub-Specialties Extn.

Teaching Interests

Teaching of medical students, residents and other providers with goal of improving quality of care medically, ethically and ensuring growth of the trainees involved with focus on respect and teamwork in all fields - teaching, patient care and trainee's career goals


Selected Recent Publications

  • Azithromycin Reduces Markers of Vascular Damage in Pediatric Patients With Sickle Cell Disease., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Allosensitization in patients receiving multiple blood transfusions., 2005
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Elevated plasma sVCAM-1 levels in children with sickle cell disease: impact of chronic transfusion therapy., 2004
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Hemophagocytosis and granulomas in the bone marrow of a child with Down syndrome., 2001
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Prevalence of penicillin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae in nasopharyngeal cultures from patients with sickle cell disease., 2001
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Clinical and quality improvement in sickle cell disease