Payal C. Desai, MD

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Payal C. Desai, MD is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, where she is director of sickle cell disease research.

Dr. Desai received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. She completed her residency at University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and her fellowship in hematology and oncology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. During her fellowship, she pursued disease specific training in sickle cell disease on a T32 training award. She is board certified in internal medicine and hematology.

Dr. Desai has authored or co-authored 16 papers and 26 abstracts, primarily in the field of sickle cell research. Dr. Desai is a 2008 Annual Resident Teacher Award Winner, the 2011 American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award Winner, and the 2015 Dr. Richard and Lynda Goldberg Award for Clinical Excellence Winner.

Dr. Desai holds professional memberships with the American Society of Hematology and the Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN). She is currently the youngest board member of the Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network. She is the founder of the Sickle Cell Provider Network, Jr, an organization committed to the development of young researchers in the field of sickle cell disease. She is also the adult leader for the state of Ohio in the STORM Network (Sickle Treatment and Outcomes Research in the Midwest). 

Eric H. Kraut, MD

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Eric H. Kraut, MD is a professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, where he also directs the Benign Hematology Program, the Sickle Cell Program, and the Thrombosis and Hemophilia Center.

Dr. Kraut received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed an internship and residency at University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and a fellowship at The Ohio State University, Division of Hematology and Oncology. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.

Dr. Kraut has authored or co-authored 103 journal articles, 10 book chapters and monographs, and 99 abstracts, in addition to frequently lecturing. He is a 2012 Biographical Candidate in the “Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, Honors Edition" Registry and in 2013 and 2014 was nominated for Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Kraut holds professional membership with the American Society of Hematology (ASH). He also serves on multiple committee including the ASH Teaching Cases Subcommittee (Chair), Internal Medicine Appointment and Promotion Tenure Committee (Chair). He is also a member of the NCCN Cancer- and Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia Panel.

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