Sumithira Vasu

Sumithira Vasu, MBBS


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5






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


Saint Vincent Hospital

Worcester, MA


Transfusion Medicine

Warren Magnuson Clinical Center

Bethesda, MD


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

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. Vasu has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


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 60 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.9/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.7/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.8/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (6 total comments)

Reviewed: 7/25/2019

Dr Vasu and her staff have been amazing through my husband's four years of treatment. My husband is alive today because of the James and Dr Vasu! Could not have asked for a better doctor.

Reviewed: 4/14/2019


Reviewed: 4/8/2019

My care by the doctor and staff was so great. I would recommend everyone to your facility. They were all super.

Reviewed: 3/24/2019


Reviewed: 1/28/2019

Dr Vasu is an amazing doctor. She is very knowledge and truly cares about all of her patients. Dr Vasu and her staff are wonderful!

Reviewed: 1/19/2019

Dr.Vasu is a great Doctor.

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