I’m a medical oncologist specializing in genitourinary cancers, melanomas and lung cancers. I received my medical training from the University of Ife in Nigeria, and I completed a fellowship in hematology, oncology and geriatrics at Boston University. I also serve as a member in the American Medical Association, the International Society for the Study of Lung Cancer and other medical societies.
My research focuses primarily on smoking cessation in the context of preventing lung cancer. In addition, I focus on screening, health care efficiency, cancer and aging, and personalized medicine. I’ve participated in numerous clinical trials, including one that focused on creating a brief, novel smoking cessation intervention. My research has been published in a number of journals, including the African Journal of Health Sciences.
At The James, we work to both treat patients’ diseases and prevent cancer through cutting-edge research and collaboration between skilled and diverse medical professionals. We provide individualized treatment plans to give our patients the best possible outcomes, because everyone’s individual cancer is different. I try to focus on how my patients are coping with their disease to ensure they have the support they need during this difficult time. The OSUCCC – James gives me the resources to pursue this goal of a cancer-free world.
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. Folefac has reported no relationships with companies or entities.
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
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4.9 out of 5
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Patient Comments (7 total comments)
Doc is the best, he listens, and understands how to talk to us and let us know what are options are going to be
Doctor Folefac Is an excellent doctor and takes the time to explain things and seems to be genuinely concered.
The best doctor.
excellent conversation and explanation
Dr Folefak was amazing! He's not in a hurry and takes an interest in the patient's goals, lifestyle etc.
Dr. Folefac was a great doctor, spent time explaining everything to us. Bed side manner was great, very knowledgeable.
The doctor is new to me, so I'm still trying to get a feel for him. He is pleasant when I have had appointments with him.