Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment Team

The following treatment team members specialize in non-Hodgkin's and other lymphomas at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.  To make an appointment, please call The James Line at (614) 293-5066 or toll-free 1-800-293-5066.  The James Line is a free, 24-hour, confidential telephone service staffed by oncology nurses weekdays from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to provide callers with cancer information and physician referrals throughout central Ohio.  For further information about a physician listed below, click on the name:

Medical Oncology

John C. Byrd, MD*
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Medicinal Chemistry
Director of Hematologic Malignanacies Program, Division of Hematology and Oncology
D. Warren Brown Professor in Leukemia Research
(CLL/SLL, Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia)

Belinda R. Avalos, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
(Transplantation: Lymphoma)

Kristie A. Blum, MD*
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
(Large Cell Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and CLL/SLL)

Charles Eisenbeis, MD, PhD*
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
(Lymphoma)

Sherif S. Farag, MD, PhD*
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
(Multiple Myeloma, Autoimmune Complications of Lymphoma)

Joseph M. Flynn, DO*
Clinical Director, Hematologic Malignancies
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Eric Kraut, MD*
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
(Multiple Myeloma, Autoimmune Complications of Lymphoma)

Sam L. Penza, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, James Outpatient Clinic, Division of Hematology and Oncology
(Transplantation: Lymphoma)

Pierluigui Porcu, MD*
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
(T-cell Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Other Lymphomas, Hodgkin's Disease)

* Denotes to whom new direct clinical patient referrals can be made

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 300 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu