The Division of Medical Oncology is part of the Department of Internal Medicine and has a long history of providing compassionate, personalized service to those suffering from solid malignancies. The mission of the Division is to continue as a national leader in the field of Medical Oncology while developing a molecular approach to medicine for the 21st century. This is being accomplished by the organization of tumor-specific multidisciplinary teams working in close collaboration with surgical and radiation departments; a strong emphasis is placed on cancer prevention through clinical trials and a personalized approach to care through molecular evaluation of tumor specialties.

Compassionate Patient Care

Disease-specific, multidisciplinary care allows each patient access to a team of experts. Clinics are conducted in locations throughout the university medical system, including:

Recognized Leadership

  • All of our faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields.
  • Our faculty members hold leadership positions throughout The Ohio State University, The Wexner Medical Center and the OSUCCC – James.

Research Excellence

  • Areas of research focus within the Division of Medical Oncology include cancer prevention, carcinogenesis, nutrition, genetics, virology, bioinformatics, pharmacology and drug evaluation.
  • Faculty direct NIH grants, clinical trials, and research programs throughout The Ohio State University and hospital system.

Dedication to Education

  • Located in the heart of one of the largest research universities in the nation.
  • Our faculty members serve as mentors to students in all stages of their academic careers, from undergraduate honors students to post-doctoral researchers.
  • Our fellowship program offers an intensive clinical experience.

Amir Mortazavi, MD


Amir Mortazavi


As an oncologist, Dr.
Mortazavi manages all types of genitourinary
malignancies such as prostate, testicular, kidney and male genitalia cancers. His primary focus is clinical bladder cancer care.

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Contact the Division

A455A Starling-Loving Hall
320 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Division Administrator:
Katie Barnes

Phone: 614-366-3505
Fax: 614-293-7520

Administrative Manager:
Kristina Ambrosio

Phone: 614-293-5484

Claire Verschraegen, MS, MD, FACP

Division Leader

Claire Verschraegen


Dr. Verschraegen is director of the Division of Medical Oncology and associate
director of the translational research program at the OSUCCC – James.

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