Dr. Puja Whitlow knows that helping children grow toward a healthier future takes more than medicine. That's why the board-certified general pediatrician encourages honest communication with her young patients as well as their parents and guardians. She also is a strong advocate for preventive health care for her patients.
A native of South Bend, Dr. Whitlow received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and her Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies and biology from IU in Bloomington. Her medical training included a fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she concentrated on pediatric hematology-oncology. While an assistant professor of pediatric hematology-oncology at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, she received a Clinical & Translational Research Graduate Certificate and a St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant to study advanced treatment of pediatric leukemia patients. Dr. Whitlow continued teaching as an adjunct professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. As a pediatric oncology hospitalist for the Cincinnati hospital, she delivered care for hospitalized children.
Dr. Whitlow balances the busy activities of family life with her husband, son and dog. She blends a love of travel and outdoor activities with an interest in photography – particularly when the focus is on her family.
Dr. Whitlow sees patients at the main campus of The South Bend Clinic on North Eddy Street.