I am a hematologist who specializes in the treatment of plasma cell dyscrasias, including multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. I received my Doctorate of Medicine from Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania and completed my fellowship in hematology and oncology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, where I was also chief fellow.
As a hematologist in an academic setting, I get the unique opportunity to study each cancer type in depth and lead clinical trials to develop better treatments and deliver the best care to my patients. I believe in treating each patient as if they were a member of my own family. I spend a lot of time getting to know their background, learning their goals and preferences, and educating patients and their families about the disease processes, treatment options and expected outcomes. I assist them in making informed decisions and believe that compliance with treatment and outcomes are better when patients become an integral part of the team. I am blessed to be able to treat and support my patients during the toughest period of their lives and aid them in their healing process.
In addition to my clinical work, I thoroughly enjoy teaching as an assistant professor in The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where I train students and trainees and help them realize their goals. I am also a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American College of Physicians.
I feel privileged to be part of the OSUCCC – James, where I get to work with some of the world’s best specialized cancer experts and have access to an exceptional array of resources. Most of the drugs and protocols that we test in clinical trials here become the standard of care in the arena of cancer therapy. It’s truly inspiring to be able to work in collaboration with very talented clinicians and research scientists at Ohio State as we strive towards our mission for a cancer-free world.