Narendranath Epperla

Narendranath Epperla, MD, MS


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9 out of 5




I am a hematologist who specializes in treating patients with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas at the OSUCCC – James. I am also an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

After receiving my medical degree in India, I came to the United States and completed an internal medicine residency in 2013 at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin. I then obtained a master's degree in clinical and translational science and completed my fellowship training in hematology/oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin before joining the faculty at Ohio State in July 2017. I received several awards during my residency and fellowship, along with multiple honors from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

My research focuses on conducting clinical trials using novel drug combinations to treat patients with lymphoid malignancies, including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. I am also working to identify biomarkers that can predict treatment response as well as early relapse. I have authored or co-authored numerous articles in scientific journals, as well as several meeting abstracts and book chapters.

I have always aspired to be a complete physician by providing quality care to my patients, conducting impactful research on their diseases and mentoring students. The OSUCCC – James enables me to do this while also working with deeply experienced medical colleagues. I'm hopeful that the combination of high-quality research, state-of-the-art technology and targeted treatment will help us achieve our vision of a cancer-free world.

Education and Background


Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences

Nalgonda, India,


Marshfield Clinic

MARSHFIELD, United States



Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Milwaukee, WI

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 Hematology

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. Epperla 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.




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 64 reviews)
4.9 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.9/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.9/ 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 (6 total comments)

Reviewed: 9/26/2019

Dr. Epperla is a true gift to my family, OSU, USA, and the world. Thank God for talented dr.'s like him.

Reviewed: 8/29/2019

Dr Epperla has been wonderful. We are certain that but for the skill of the doctors and staff, my father would not still be with us.

Reviewed: 5/23/2019

My doctor is great. He is always pleasant and has all the time you need to assure you of your condition.

Reviewed: 5/1/2019

Excellent, considerate, compassionate, caring physician - Dr. Epperla.

Reviewed: 3/25/2019

I have the utmost confidence in my oncologist, Dr. Epperla - I think the world of him and would recommend his services to anyone in my shoes. Dr. Is very attentive, concerned for your care, and explains things in a manner for which is easily understood. He has great bedside manner as well, along with a sense of humor which puts you at ease.

Reviewed: 2/5/2019

Epperla - very thorough and conscientious.

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