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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Geetha Puthenveetil, MD

  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Additional Language Spoken
Malayalam, Hindi, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
CHOC Children's Specialists - Hematology Oncology
1201 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

CHOC Children's Specialists - Hematology Oncology
1201 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
Get Directions
(714) 509-8636
(714) 509-4748

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatric Hematology Oncology
    Education & Training
    • Fellowship
      Children's Hospital of Los Angeles - 2003
    • Medical School
      St John's Medical College And Hospital, Bangalore University - 1989
    • Residency
      St. John's Medical College of Hospital - 1994
    • Internship
      St. John's Medical College of Hospital - 1990
  • Biography


    Dr. Geetha Putheveetil specializes in all aspects of hematology with emphasis in hemoglobinopathies, including beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease, and is part of the national sickle cell network. She is currently part of an international study looking at standards of care with sickle cell patients. Helping to facilitate this research, Dr. Putheveetil established a comprehensive red cell clinic at CHOC to treat patients with red cell disorders—including sickle cell disease, thalassemia, aplastic anemia, and Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. The clinic is attended by a cardiologist, endocrinologist, and hematologist and provides comprehensive care for patients. Dr. Puthenveetil is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Puthenveetil attended medical school in India at St. John’s Medical College. She served her pediatric residency training at St. John’s Medical College Hospital and at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and completed a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California. Dr. Puthenveetil was voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors and speaks fluent Hindi and Malayalam.