I’m an associate professor of clinical internal medicine in the Division of Hematology at The Ohio State University. My job includes working as a hematologist specializing in treating patients with B-cell malignancies, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HD) and chronic lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and researching new therapies for these hematologic malignancies, largely through evaluating new targeted therapies in clinical trials.
I received my medical degree from the University of South Dakota, followed by my internal medicine internship and residency at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota. I completed my fellowship in hematology/oncology at The Ohio State University and stayed on to join the hematology team. I have board certification in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.
I am an investigator on several clinical trials in lymphoma, most of which are evaluating non-chemotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of lymphoma. I serve on the Alliance Lymphoma Committee, a multi-institution working group to develop clinical trials in lymphoma that can be done across several institutions.
I enjoy interacting with and treating patients and in 2015, 2016 and 2017 I received a Patient Satisfaction Award, given to the top 10 percent of providers nationally for patient satisfaction.
At the OSUCCC – James we have a true multi-disciplinary team in hematology-oncology that involves hematologist, oncologists, medical laboratory scientists, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists and physician assistants. We work together to continually improve patients’ quality of life as we search for answers that will one day lead to a cancer-free world.