Basem William, MBBCh

The James Cancer Center
Basem William

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  • Hematology

Clinical Expertise

  • Lymphomas
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Peripheral
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
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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


  • Hematology/Oncology

    The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center

    New York, NY

  • Hematology/Oncology

    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

I see patients at

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


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. 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.

  • Defined Health, a Cello Health Business
  • Guidepoint
  • Inside Edge Consulting Group
  • Kyowa Kirin, Inc.
  • Triangle Insights Group, LLC


Clinical Trials | Lead

  • OSU-17225

  • OSU-18331

  • OSU-17204

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