The OSUCCC – James internationally recognized teams of disease specialists and sub-specialists span a broad range of medical disciplines with internationally recognized expertise in cancer and disease research, prevention, detection, treatment and cures.

Although there is currently no preventive tool or cure for amyloidosis, the OSUCCC – James Comprehensive Amyloidosis Clinic experts continue to work toward those goals.

The clinic’s team is led by internationally renowned hematologist and cancer expert Dr. Yvonne Efebera and comprises highly specialized researchers, scientists and therapists who coordinate this extraordinary program with virtually every medical discipline, specialty and sub-specialty.

Each team member has a specific and specialized focus, and each has a well-established, nationally and/or internationally recognized background:


Yvonne Efebera

Yvonne Efebera, MD

My clinical focus at the OSUCCC – James is B-cell lymphoid malignancies, including multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, Waldenstrom's disease and stem cell and bone marrow transplant.

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Naresh Bumma

Naresh Bumma, MD

I am a hematologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of plasma cell disorders such as multiple myeloma and amyloidosis.

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Rami Kahwash, MD

I am a cardiologist and assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Ajay Vallakati, MBBS

I am a cardiologist who specializes in advanced heart failure and transplants.

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Samir Parikh, MD

I am a nephrologist who treats patients with kidney diseases, renal dialysis and other kidney-related conditions.

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Jason Prosek, MD

As an onco-nephrologist, I see patients with kidney dysfunction, hypertension and electrolyte disorders caused by cancer or cancer therapies.

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Salem Almaani, MBBS

As a nephrologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in caring for patients with immune diseases of the kidney.

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Samantha LoRusso, MD

I am a neurologist specializing in the treatment of neuromuscular conditions.

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Amro Stino, MD

As a neurologist, I specialize in neuromuscular disorders, autonomic neurology, peripheral nerve disorders, autoimmune neurology and general neurology.

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Physical Therapy

Elyse Redder, PT

I am a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of oncology patients. In addition to being a certified lymphedema therapist, I have an interest in working with all oncology patients to reduce the functional limitations and side effects from their cancer treatment.

Amy Compston, PT

I am a certified lymphedema therapist specialized in the treatment of oncology patients to reduce the functional limitations and side effects from cancer treatment in order to improve quality of life.

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