Naresh Bumma

Naresh Bumma, MD


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I am a hematologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of plasma cell disorders such as multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. These disorders are intricately intertwined with the immune system and my research focus on harnessing the power of the human body’s immune system to treat and cure cancer.

Since early childhood, I was taught the importance of sincerity, hard work and paying it forward. The driving force for my career is taking good care of my patients as if they were my own family members and striving to provide them with the best care possible. My goal is to improve the standard of care in hematology through new, groundbreaking clinical trials and edge closer to a cure. I value being at a medical center where the sole focus is cancer care and all health care providers are skilled at taking care of cancer patients.

I am an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology at Ohio State, where I teach both residents and medical students, as well as a member of several organizations, including the American Society of Hematology, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. My other role is as clinical investigator with a focus on research in the field of immunotherapy in multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. My research has been recognized nationally and internationally, and I was the recipient of the ASH Abstract Achievement Award multiple times.

What I enjoy most about the OSUCCC – James is being able to work with people who are as passionate as me about taking care of cancer patients. It is amazing to see how everyone comes together to fulfill the mission of the cancer center. There is a real collegial atmosphere that fosters collaboration and the advancement of health care and science, and it directly impacts our patients.

Education and Background


All India Institute of Medical Sciences

New Delhi, India, India


Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH



Karmanos Cancer Institute Wayne State Univ

Detroit, 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 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. Bumma has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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