Basem William

Basem William, MBBCh


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5






I’m a hematologist with interest and expertise in treating lymphoma especially cutaneous lymphomas. My overall research goal is to improve patients’ lives through developing novel clinical trials.

I believe in taking a holistic approach to caring for patients. Their courage and resilience, in the face of life-threatening illness, has been one of the major influences on my growth as an individual and a professional. I strive to empower patients by providing them information about their illness so they can truly become partners in their own healthcare.

The James has genuine culture of patient-centered care. Everyone pulls through to provide care for patients, and for each other as well. It often feels like working among friends and family, and I’m privileged to serve alongside such outstanding professionals.

Recently I assumed leadership of the multidisciplinary cutaneous lymphoma program. I’m honored to lead such an eminent program that was developed by my colleague, Dr. Pierluigi Porcu, an internationally renowned expert in cutaneous lymphomas.

Education and Background


Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine

Cairo, Egypt


Ain Shams University Hospitals

Cairo, Egypt

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA



The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY


University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

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 11/21/2019, Dr. William 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.

Celgene Corporation

The American Society of Hematology

Defined Health, a Cello Health Business


Kyowa Kirin

Decision Resources Group



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 72 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.8/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.7/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.8/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.8/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.8/ 5

Patient Comments (2 total comments)

Reviewed: 3/20/2019

Dr. William is an excellent doctor, extremely knowledgeable and very kind and concerned.

Reviewed: 2/4/2019

My doctor gave me all the time I needed to have the things of concern for me


Preclinical Targeting of MicroRNA-214 in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL).

Kohnken R, McNeil B, Wen J, McConnell K, Grinshpun L, Keiter A, Chen L, William B, Porcu P, Mishra A

J Invest Dermatol in press


Waldenström's macroglobulinemia masquerading as ovarian cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis, ascites, and elevated CA-125.

Eulitt P, Fabian D, Kelly C, Hemminger J, William BM

Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther 12


Clinical Trials | Lead




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