Narendranath Epperla, MD, MS

The James Cancer Center
Narendranath Epperla

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  • Hematology

Clinical Expertise

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
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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


  • Hematology/Oncology

    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

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 12/20/2018, 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.

  • AstraZeneca
  • Verastem
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