Farrukh Awan, MBBS

The James Cancer Center
Farrukh Awan

Clinical Expertise

  • Blood Cancers
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemias
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hematology
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
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I’m an oncologist treating patients with leukemia and other blood cancers. I have specific expertise with chronic lymphocytic leukemias (CLL), hairy cell leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). At the OSUCCC – James, patient-centered care is our top priority. We work tirelessly to develop targeted methods of cancer prevention, detection and treatment. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

I’m an associate professor in the hematology division at OSU. I also run a lymphoid malignancies clinic and research laboratory where we develop novel therapies for CLL and NHL. I recently received a clinical career development award from the Leukemia Research Foundation.

The James is transforming the way we integrate cancer research and patient care. I collaborate with other cancer experts as well as with the basic science faculty to conduct research projects and clinical trials. My work has been published in medical journals including, The New England Journal of Medicine and Oncotarget. I've presented my findings in lectureships nationwide.

I stay abreast of emerging knowledge in my field as an active participant in several professional associations. I’m a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Board of Medical Oncology. I also serve on OSU’s Clinical and Scientific Review Committee and the Columbus Academy of Leadership’s board of directors.

Education and Background


  • Aga Khan University Medical School

    Karachi, Pakistan


  • Hematology/Oncology

    Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Columbus, OH

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)
  • 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 3/26/2018, Dr. Awan 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 at 614-293-7802.

  • Clinical Care Options (CME provider)
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Pharmacyclics, Inc.
  • Wake Forest University
  • Med Learning Group


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