About Ambika K. Sohal, DO

As a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, Ambika Sohal, DO, MPH, diagnoses and treats children with cancer and blood disorders, serving as the section chief of the CCBD Hospitalist Medicine section. Dr. Sohal also serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a clinical instructor at the Creighton University School of Medicine. In addition, she teaches at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Dr. Sohal knew in kindergarten that she wanted to be a pediatrician. Her doctor growing up was her role model, caring for her with respect, compassion and grace. Participating in research for CAR-T cell development and seeing the magic of medicine for patients with complex diagnoses led her to specialize in hematology/oncology.

The talented and caring staff Dr. Sohal worked with during her fellowship at Phoenix Children's led her to stay after completing her specialty training. She's energized by the hospital's growth and the exciting opportunities it offers. Dr. Sohal feels honored to care for her patients and can't imagine trading the experience for something different.

Dr. Sohal earned her medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After completing a fellowship at Phoenix Children's, Dr. Sohal earned a master's degree in public health at George Washington University.

She's a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Children's Oncology Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Sohal has contributed to advancing her field through research and publishing in professional journals. She's also shared her expertise through numerous presentations.

Dr. Sohal takes a holistic approach to patient care, working with multidisciplinary teams to provide the best care possible. She partners with patients and families to guide their care and help them achieve their healthcare goals.

When she's not working, Dr. Sohal enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys the arts and cultural experiences, cooking and spending time outdoors.

Medical School / Education

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY


(Pediatrics) University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS


(Hematology/Oncology) Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Clinical Instructor, Creighton University School of Medicine

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Children's Oncology Group

American Academy of Pediatrics

Porter DL, Levine BL, Bunin N, Stadtmauer EA, Luger S, Goldstein S, Loren A, Phillips J, Nasta S, Perl A, Schuster S, Tsai D, Sohal A, Veloso E, Emerson S, and June CH. Enhancing graft vs. tumor activity of a phase I trial of donor lymphocyte infusions by expanded and activated ex-vivo expansion and activation with CD3/CD28 co-stimulation. Blood. 2006 Feb; 107(4): 1325-1331.

Rapoport AP, Stadtmauer EA, Aqui N, Badros A, Cotte J, Christley L, Veloso E, Zheng Z, Westphal S, Mair R, Chi N, Ratterree B, Pochran MF, Natt S, Hinkle J, Sickles C, Sohal A, Ruehle K, Lynch C, Zhang L, Porter DL, Luger S, Guo C, Fang HB, Blackwelder W, Hankey K, Mann D, Edelman R, Frasch C, Levine BL, Cross A, and June CH. Restoration of immunity in lymphopenic individuals with cancer by vaccination and adoptive T-cell transfer. Nature Medicine. 2005 Nov; 11(11): 1230-1237.

Sohal A, Mirea L, McNulty A, Stahlecker J, Magee K, Beebe K, Salzberg D. Adams R, and Shah NC. Diagnosis of Hepatic Veno-Occulsive Disease/Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome in Stem Cell Transplant Patients: Phoenix Children's Hospital Experience [abstract]. In Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 June; 64(S1): S96.


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