Alison Walker

Alison Walker, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5




I’m an oncologist treating patients with leukemia and other blood cancers. My specific areas of focus include acute myeloid leukemias (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes. I also serve as an associate professor in the hematology division of Ohio State. I'm honored to continue my career at one of the nation’s premier cancer centers.

Research is a big part of my work. I take part in grant-supported clinical trials and experimental therapies to improve patient care for those with AML. My findings have been published in numerous medical journals including Leukemia & Lymphoma, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, and Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

At the OSUCCC – James, providing individualized patient care is our top priority. I've delivered lectures around the country to share knowledge and research about personalized and targeted treatments that could improve patient outcomes. I've also been honored with several awards, including the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service award and the 2015 College of Medicine Faculty Achievement award.

I stay current with developments in my field through my involvement with several professional associations. I'm a member of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Education and Background


University of Rochester School of Medicine

Rochester, NY


Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY



Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

Academic Department

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Hematology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Walker has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

National Football League

The American Society of Hematology


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 45 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.8/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.8/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.9/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (6 total comments)

Reviewed: 3/22/2019

Dr. Walker is the best doctor I have ever had. She is compassionate and highly skilled

Reviewed: 3/18/2019

Dr. Walker has been my doctor for 8 years - I never regret picking her - she is excellent!

Reviewed: 3/17/2019

dr Alison walker is awesome

Reviewed: 3/11/2019

Good Experience.

Reviewed: 1/15/2019


Reviewed: 1/14/2019

She is very receptive to my questions Tells me if she is happy with results, understanding my pains


Expression and functional relevance of long non-coding RNAs in acute myeloid leukemia stem cells.

Bill M, Papaioannou D, Karunasiri M, Kohlschmidt J, Pepe F, Walker CJ, Walker AE, Brannan Z, Pathmanathan A, Zhang X, Mrózek K, LaRocco A, Volinia S, Bloomfield CD, Garzon R, Dorrance AM

Leukemia in press


Randomized trial of 10 days of decitabine ± bortezomib in untreated older patients with AML: CALGB 11002 (Alliance).

Roboz GJ, Mandrekar SJ, Desai P, Laumann K, Walker AR, Wang ES, Kolitz JE, Powell BL, Attar EC, Stock W, Bloomfield CD, Kohlschmidt J, Mrózek K, Hassane DC, Garraway L, Jané-Valbuena J, Baltay M, Tracy A, Marcucci G, Stone RM, Larson RA

Blood Adv 2


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