Blood and Marrow Transplant Physicians

Steven Devine, MD
Dr. Steven Devine is the director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and associate professor of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College and his Medical Degree from the University of Massachusetts. After completing his internship and residency training at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago, he concluded his fellowship education at the University of Chicago and Emory University in Atlanta. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dr. Devine’s clinical and research interests include blood and marrow transplantation, leukemia, lymphoma and stem cell mobilization.

Leslie Andritsos, MD
Dr. Leslie Andritsos joined the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in 2006. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and her Medical Degree from the University of Texas.  She completed her internship, residency and fellowship training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Andritsos’s clinical and research interests include hematologic malignancies, blood and marrow transplantation and iron overload. She is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Don Benson, MD, PhD
Dr. Don Benson became a member of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in 2006. Obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheeling Jesuit College in West Virginia, he received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Kent State University in Ohio and his Medical Degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and his fellowship education at The Ohio State University.  Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, his clinical and research interests include multiple myeloma, hematologic malignancies, and blood and marrow transplantation. He is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

William Blum, MD
Dr. William Blum joined the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Medical Degree from The Medical College of Georgia. He completed his internship and residency training at the University of Virginia and his fellowship training at Washington University. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, his clinical and research interests include blood and marrow transplantation and leukemia. Dr. Blum is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Ramiro Garzon, MD
Dr. Ramiro Garzon became a member of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in 2006. He received his Medical Degree from the National University of Cordoba, School of Medicine, in Argentina. He completed his internship and residency training in Argentina at San Roque Hospital and Catholic University of Cordoba Hospital and in the United States, at Yale Medical School, Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.  Dr Garzon completed his fellowship training at the Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia and The Ohio State University in Columbus. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, his clinical and research interests include leukemia, molecular virology, immunology and human genetics. He is an instructor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Craig Hofmeister, MD
Dr. Craig Hofmeister has been a member of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program since 2006. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Brown University and his Medical Degree from The Ohio State University.  He completed his internship, residency and fellowship training at Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Illinois. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, his clinical and research interests include multiple myeloma and blood and marrow transplantation.  Dr. Hofmeister is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Rebecca B. Klisovic, MD
Dr. Rebecca Klisovic joined the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in 2005. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and her Medical Degree from The Ohio State University. Completing her internship and residency at the University of North Carolina, she returned to Columbus, Ohio to complete her fellowship training at The Ohio State University. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, her clinical and research interests include hematologic malignancies, acute and chronic phase leukemia and drug development in leukemia. She is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Sam Penza, MD
Dr. Sam Penza joined the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University and his Medical Degree from The Ohio State University. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at The Ohio State University. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, his clinical interests include blood and marrow transplantation, hematology, multiple myeloma and fungal infections in immunocompromised hosts. Dr. Penza currently serves as the chief of staff for Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and medical director for Outpatient Clinical Services. He is a clinical associate professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center. 

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