Dr Khurshid Merchant

Senior Consultant
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Dr Khurshid Merchant

Senior Consultant
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Khurshid joined KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital on May 4, 2015 as Associate Consultant and Histopathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She was promoted to Senior Consultant in May 2023. She is currently involved in Pediatric Pathology. 

Pediatric Pathology is the practice of pathology concerned with the study and diagnosis of human disease manifested in the embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent. Dr Khurshid is extremely intrigued by the recent advances in molecular diagnostics which has opened doors for targeted therapy for some of the rare pediatric tumours which had a dismal prognosis. However, it must be acknowledged that the number of potentially ‘druggable’ targets that can be acted upon at present remains disappointingly low. Her aim is to focus on opportunities and challenges in bridging the gap between our increasingly comprehensive understanding of the genetic underpinnings but rather more limited preclinical data on pediatric solid tumors.