Sumithira Vasu, MBBS

The James Cancer Center
Sumithira Vasu

Clinical Expertise

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemias
  • Anemia, Aplastic
  • Blood Cancers
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Hematology
  • Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
  • Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
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I’m an oncologist treating patients with leukemia. I specialize in hematology with a specific focus on acute myeloid leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes and bone marrow transplantation. Every day, my colleagues and I at the OSUCCC – James collaborate to create targeted therapies for each patient.

I serve as an assistant professor in Ohio State’s division of hematology. In addition to teaching, I participate in grant-funded research to better understand specific cancers. I focus on developing pharmacologic and immunologic therapies to pre-emptively manage cancer relapse following bone marrow transplantation.

Cancer is complex, but I’m confident our research continues to bring us closer to finding a cure. My work has been featured in medical publications, including Leukemia & Lymphoma, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

It’s an honor to work at one of the nation’s premier cancer hospitals. Our collective expertise results in faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope for cancer patients everywhere.

Education and Background


  • Thanjavur Medical College

    Thanjavur, India


  • Transfusion Medicine

    Warren Magnuson Clinical Center

    Bethesda, MD

  • Hematology/Oncology

    National Institute of Health - NHLBI

    Bethesda, MD

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)
  • American Board of Pathology (Subspecialty: Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine)

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 3/26/2018, Dr. Vasu 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 at 614-293-7802.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Navigant Consulting, Inc.


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