Director

Don Benson

Don Benson, MD

Interim Director, Division of Hematology
Dr. Benson is an oncologist and hematologist caring for patients with multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and other blood cancers. He is also actively involved in clinical and laboratory-based research to develop new treatments and approaches to these conditions.



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Clinicians

Lapo Alinari

Lapo Alinari, MD, PhD


Dr. Alinari is a board certified hematologist with a clinical and research focus on lymphoid malignancies. My clinical expertise includes indolent and aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphomas as well as Hodgkin disease



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Leslie Andritsos

Leslie Andritsos, MD


Dr. Andritsos specializes in treating blood cancers, such as hairy cell leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other blood cancers.



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Farrukh Awan

Farrukh Awan, MBBS


Dr. Awan is an oncologist treating patients with leukemia and other blood cancers. He has specific expertise with chronic lymphocytic leukemias (CLL), hairy cell leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL).



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Sabarish Ayyappan

Sabarish Ayyappan, MBBS


Dr. Ayyappan specializes in B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphoma in the elderly.



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Robert Baiocchi

Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD


Dr. Baiocchi is an oncologist treating patients with blood cancers. His clinical expertise includes hematology, AIDS-related lymphomas and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.



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Gregory Behbehani

Gregory Behbehani, MD, PhD


 Dr. Behbehani is a hematologist-oncologist and provides clinical, inpatient care of patients with acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia.



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Bhanana Bhatnagar

Bhavana Bhatnagar, DO


Dr. Bhatnagar is a hematologist specializing in acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and other blood cancers.



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James Blachly

James Blachly, MD


Dr. Blachly is an oncologist focused on the treatment of patients diagnosed with hairy cell, acute myeloid, acute lymphocytic and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.



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Jonathan Brammer

Jonathan Brammer, MD


Dr. Brammer is a hematologist specializing in patients with T-cell lymphoma, T-cell leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and allogenic and autologous stem cell transplantation.



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John Byrd

John Byrd, MD

Dr. Byrd is a board certified hematologist and his area of focus is caring for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).



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Spero Cataland

Spero Cataland, MD

Dr. Cataland is a hematologist with a focus on non-malignant blood disorders. His specific areas of expertise include platelet abnormalities, blood clotting and bleeding disorders.



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Maria Chaudhry

Maria Chaudhry, MD

Dr. Chaudhry is an assistant professor and cares for patients with plasma cell dyscrasias and other blood cancers.



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Hannah Choe

Hannah Choe, MD

Dr. Choe is a hematologist and instructor in the Division of Hematology.



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Beth Christian

Beth Christian, MD

Dr. Christian is a hematologist and oncologist who specializes in treating patients with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.



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Payal Desai

Payal Desai, MD

Dr. Desai is a hematologist and her area of expertise is treating patients with sickle cell disease. She also serves as an assistant professor of Internal Medicine.



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Steven Devine

Steven Devine, MD

Dr. Devine is a hematologist with a clinical focus on acute and chronic leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), myeloma and stem cell transplantation.



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Yvonne Efebera

Yvonne Efebera, MD

Dr. Epperla's clinical focus at the OSUCCC – James is B-cell lymphoid malignancies, including multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, Waldenstrom's disease and stem cell and bone marrow transplant.



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Naren Epperla

Naren Epperla, MD

Dr. Epperla is a hematologist specializing in treating non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and other blood cancers. He also serves as an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Ramiro Garzon

Ramiro Garzon, MD

Dr. Garzon is an oncologist treating patients with leukemia and other blood cancers. His specific areas of focus include adult T cell leukemia-lymphoma, bone marrow transplantation and chronic B-cell lymphocytic leukemia.



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Craig Hofmeister

Craig Hofmeister, MD

Dr. Hofmeister specializes in treating people with multiple myeloma, AL amyloidosis and other blood cancers.



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Samantha Jaglowski

Samantha Jaglowski, MD

Dr. Jaglowski is a hematologist specializing in stem cell transplants for patients battling lymphoma and chronic lympocytic leukemia.



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Crystal Kelly

Crystal Kelly, MD

Dr. Kelly is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine with clinical Interests in the diagnostic evaluation of hematologic and oncologic malignancies.



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Eric Kraut

Eric Kraut, MD

As a hematologist, Dr. Kraut focuses on treating bleeding and clotting disorders, sickle cell anemia, myeloproliferative disease, hairy cell leukemia and multiple myeloma. I’m a professor of Internal Medicine and serve as director of benign hematology.



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Karilyn Larkin

Karilyn Larkin, MD

I’m a hematologist with specialties in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and blood and marrow transplant (BMT). I also serve as a clinical instructor at The Ohio State University.



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Meixiao Long

Meixiao Long, MD, PhD

As a hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Long has a special interest in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). His research focus has been on developing novel therapeutics that will boost the patient’s immune system to naturally fight the disease. Presently, I’m clinical instructor in hematology-oncology.



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Kami Maddocks

Kami Maddocks, MD

Dr. Maddocks is an associate professor of clinical internal medicine in the Division of Hematology. Her job includes working as a hematologist specializing in treating patients with B-cell malignancies, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic Leukemia, and researching new therapies for these hematologic malignancies, largely through evaluating new targeted therapies in clinical trials.



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Alice Mims

Alice Mims, MD

Dr. Mims is a medical oncologist with a special focus in treating patients suffering from acute and chronic myeloid diseases, focusing particularly on acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She also serves as an assistant professor of Hematology.



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Luay Mousa

Luay Mousa, MD

Dr. Mousa is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine. His clinical interests include lymphomas, myeloma, and new cancer diagnosis and management.



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Sam Penza

Sam Penza, MD

Dr. Penza is a senior transplant physician with more than 20 years experience in blood and marrow/hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (BMT/HSCT). Additionally, he serves as medical director of quality at The James and physician advisor for Ohio State.



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Kerry Rogers

Kerry Rogers, MD

Dr. Rogers is a hematologist and oncologist dedicated to advancing the care and treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and autoimmune cytopenias. She also serves as an assistant professor.



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Ashley Rosko

Ashley Rosko, MD

Dr. Rosko is an oncologist treating patients with blood cancers. Her areas of expertise include hematology, geriatric oncology and multiple myeloma. She serves as an assistant professor and is the director of the Blood Cancer and Aging Program.



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Sumithira Vasu

Sumi Vasu, MBBS

Dr. Vasu is an oncologist treating patients with leukemia. She specializes in hematology with a specific focus on acute myeloid leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes and bone marrow transplantation. She serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology.



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John Vaughn

John Vaughn, MD

Dr. Vaughn is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine. His clinical interests include acute myeloid leukemia, hematopoietic cell  transplantation, critical care and benign hematology.



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Alison Walker

Alison Walker, MD

Dr. Walker is an oncologist treating patients with leukemia and other blood cancers. Her specific areas of focus include acute myeloid leukemias (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes. I serve as an associate professor in the Division of Hematology and director of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.



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Katherine Walsh

Katherine Walsh, MD

Dr. Walsh is an assistant professor of Clinical Internal Medicine. Her clinical interest is in cytopenia.



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Tzu-Fei Wang

Tzu-Fei Wang, MD

Dr. Wang is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine. Her research interests are emostasis and thrombosis, including venous thromboembolism, bleeding disorders, von Willebrand disease, hemophilia and benign hematolgy.



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Basem William

Basem William, MD

Dr. William is an assistant professor and hematologist with interest, and expertise, in treating lymphoma especially cutaneous lymphomas. He also leads the multidisciplinary cutaneous lymphoma program.



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Jennifer Woyach

Jennifer Woyach, MD

Dr. Woyach is an oncologist treating patients with blood cancers. She specializes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and B-cell lymphomas. She also serves as an associate professor in the Division of Hematology.



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Researchers

Clara Bloomfield

Clara Bloomfield, MD


Dr. Bloomfield is a distinguished university professor & William G. Pace III Professor of Cancer Research.



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Jonathan Butchar

Jonathan Butchar, PhD


Dr. Butchar is a research assistant professor in the Division of Hematology. His work involves bringing pathogenesis and tumor immunotherapy together by studying the interactions between Fc-gamma receptor and Toll-like receptor signaling.



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Michael Caligiuri

Michael Caligiuri, MD

Dr. Caligiuri is holder of the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research. He is also president of the American Association of Cancer Research.



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Adrienne Dorrance

Adrienne Dorrance, PhD

Dr. Dorrance is an instructor in the Division of Hematology. Her research centers on identifying pathways important for the regulation of normal and leukemic stem-cell functions.



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Erin Hertlein

Erin Hertlein, PhD

Dr. Hertlein is a research assistant professor and her research focuses on acute myeloid leukemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.



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Rosa Lapalombella

Rosa Lapalombella, PhD

Dr. Lapalombella is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine. Her research interests are experimental Therapeutics in B-Cell malignancies and benign hematology.



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David Lucas

David Lucas, PhD

Dr. Lucas is a research assistant professor of Internal Medicine. His research interests include Pharmacology of novel anti-leukemic agents, role of transcriptional and translational regulation in tumor cell survival and drug resistance.



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Bethany Mundy-Bosse

Bethany Mundy-Bosse, PhD

Dr. Mundy-Bosse's research is focused on defining the mechanisms driving innate immune cell defects in cancer patients, primarily hematologic malignancies.



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Raj  Muthusamy

Raj Muthusamy, DVM, PhD

Dr. Muthusamy is a professor of Internal Medicine. His research interests include biological therapeutics in B cell malignancies, signaling and lymphocyte development, animal models of lymphoid malignancies, and mircoRNA and targeted delivery.



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Chris Oakes

Chris Oakes, PhD

Dr. Oakes is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine. His current research focuses on investigating the role of epigenetics in hematological malignancies, with a primary focus on understanding the evolution and impact of epigenetic programming on the cancer cell phenotype.



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Lynn O'Donnell

Lynn O'Donnell, PhD

Dr. O'Donnell is an associate professor of Internal Medicine. Her research interests novel cellular therapies for malignancies and regenerative medicine, translational development, GMP manufacturing, IND and IDE submissions for FDA



Parvathi Ranganathan

Parvathi Ranganathan, PhD

Dr. Ranganathan is a research assistant professor. Her research interests include immunobiology of aGVHD, non-coding RNAs in aGVHD, experimental therapeutics in aGVHD



Deepa Sampath

Deepa Sampath, PhD

Dr. Sampath is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the Leukemia Research Program at OSUCCC – James, where her research focuses on the epigenetics of lymphoid malignancies.



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 Susheela Tridandapani

Susheela Tridandapani, PhD

Dr. Tridandapani's research examines the molecular mechanisms of innate immune responses to bacterial pathogens and IgG-immune complexes, particularly in the context of monoclonal antibody therapy for cancer.



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Pearlly Yan

Pearlly Yan, MD

Dr. Yan is a research assistant professor. Her research uses sequencing approach to interrogate cancer and disease-related methylomes, developing novel sequencing library protocols and custom computation pipeline to capture the methylome at high resolution.



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Jianhua Yu

Jianhua Yu, MD

Dr. Yu is an associate professor in the Division of Hematology. His research interests include immuno-cellular therapy, blood and marrow transplantation, NK cell biology, gene regulation and cell signaling in immune response, and malignant transformation.



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The James Cancer Network

Yaser Al-Marrawi

Yaser Al-Marrawi, MD


Dr. Al-Marrawi is a physician in the Division of Hematology.



Mark Collins

Mark Collins, MD


Dr. Collins is a medical oncologist with a focus on hematology. He treats a variety of cancers, including blood, lung, breast and gastrointestinal cancers.



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Adewale Fawole

Adewale Fawole, MBBS


Dr. Fawole is an oncologist specializing in patients with cancer and blood disorders. He serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology



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Cassandra Grenade

Cassandra Grenade, MD


Dr. Grenade is a general medical oncologist, and she treats patients with many types of cancers at JamesCare at University Hospital East, part of our General Oncology Outreach group. She is also an assistant professor of Internal Medicine.



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Mansour Isckarus

Mansour Isckarus, MBBCH


Dr. Isckarus is a physician in the Division of Hematology.



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Joseph Prah

Joseph Prah, MBCHB


Dr. Prah is a physician in the Division of Hematology.



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Robert Rupert

Robert Rupert, MD


Dr. Rupert is a general medical oncologist with additional focus on hematology and thrombosis. He has extensive experience treating patients with solid tumors and hematologic disorders. He serves as medical director of oncology at JamesCare at University Hospital East and as an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.



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Don Benson, MD

Division Leader


Don Benson

 

Don Benson, interim director of the Division of Hematology, is an oncologist and hematologist caring for patients with multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and other blood cancers. He is also actively involved in clinical and laboratory-based research to develop new treatments and approaches to these conditions.

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Contact the Division

Division Administrator: Derek West


B302 Starling Loving Hall
320 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-293-9869
Fax: 614-293-7526
derek.west@osumc.edu

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