Edmund Folefac

Edmund Folefac, MBCHB


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9 out of 5






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.

Education and Background


Obafemi Awolowo University

IIle-Ife, Nigeria,


North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital

Salem, MA

Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

Ile-Ife, Nigeria,



Boston University Medical Center

Boston, United States

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 Medical Oncology

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. Folefac has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


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 122 reviews)
4.9 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 (14 total comments)

Reviewed: 10/7/2019

Dr. Folefac has excellent relationship skills. Listens carefully and answers all questions is friendly and professional but light enough to laugh with me.

Reviewed: 9/23/2019

Dr. Folefac is the best!

Reviewed: 9/18/2019

what can I say. super impressed with everyone.

Reviewed: 9/17/2019

Dr. Folefac is wonderful - gives you the time you need & answers all questions.

Reviewed: 8/8/2019

Wonderful doctors-

Reviewed: 7/20/2019

Very down to earth doctor and answered all my questions

Reviewed: 7/6/2019

Very informative. Takes time with me to explain and answer my questions.

Reviewed: 5/11/2019

Doc is the best, he listens, and understands how to talk to us and let us know what are options are going to be

Reviewed: 5/6/2019

Doctor Folefac Is an excellent doctor and takes the time to explain things and seems to be genuinely concered.

Reviewed: 3/14/2019

The best doctor.

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