Medical Oncology Team


Leadership

Claire Verschraegen

Claire Verschraegen, MD

Director, Division of Medical Oncology
In addition to being director of the Division of Medical Oncology, Dr. Verschraegen serves as associate director of the translational research program at the OSUCCC – James and as a professor of Internal Medicine.



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Amir Mortazavi

Amir Mortazavi, MD

Co-Director, Division of Medical Oncology


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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Breast Cancer

Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy

Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD, MRCP


Dr. Ramaswamy serves as academic chief of the Breast Oncology Section and director of the Breast Cancer Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.



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Maryam Lustberg

Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH


Dr. Lustberg is an associate professor on the tenure track in the Division of Medical Oncology, where she specializes in treating patients with breast cancer and conduct world-class NIH-funded research.



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Anne Noonan

Anne Noonan, MD, MSc, MSRPI


Dr. Noonan is a medical oncologist focusing on breast cancer and gastrointestinal malignancies such as esophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma.



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Raquel Reinbolt

Raquel Reinbolt, MD


Dr. Reinbolt is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. She treats patients in all stages of disease.



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Sagar Sardesai

Sagar Sardesai, MD, MBBS, MPH


Dr. Sardesai is a breast medical oncologist and researcher who joined the Division of Medical Oncology in 2016.



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Daniel Stover

Daniel Stover, MD


Dr. Stover is a breast medical oncologist and researcher who joined the Division of Medical Oncology in 2017.



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Jeffrey VanDeusen

Jeffrey VanDeusen, MD, PhD


Dr. VanDeusen is a medical oncologist focusing on the clinical care of patients with breast and gastrointestinal malignancies. He has a special interest in immunotherapy and novel therapeutic strategies for cancer. He also serves as the James Clinical Network medical director, helping to coordinate cancer care among hospitals affiliated with The James.



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Robert Wesolowski

Robert Wesolowski, MD


Dr. Wesolowski is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer. His clinical specialties include female and male breast cancers, breast cancer immunology, ductal breast carcinomas, lobular carcinomas, medullary carcinomas, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, and inflammatory breast cancers.



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Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams, MD


Dr. Williams is a medical oncologist who specializes in managing the treatment of patients with breast cancer.



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Endocrine Cancers

Manisha Shah

Manisha Shah, MD


Dr. Shah is a medical oncologist specializing in treating patients with neuroendocrine, thyroid and adrenal cancers.



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Allan Espinosa

Allan Espinosa, MD


Dr. Espinosa is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Bhavana Konda

Bhavana Konda, MD, MPH


Dr. Konda is a medical oncologist specializing in thyroid, adrenocortical and neuroendocrine tumors.



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Gastrointestinal Cancers

John Hays

John Hays, MD, PhD


Dr. Hays specializes in treating peritoneal cancers stemming from gastrointestinal and gynecological origins such as ovarian, colorectal cancer and cancers of the appendix and small intestine.



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Rishi Jain

Rishi Jain, MD


Dr. Jain is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Anne Noonan

Anne Noonan, MD, MSc, MSRPI


Dr. Noonan is a medical oncologist focusing on breast cancer and gastrointestinal malignancies such as esophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma.



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Sameek Roychowdhury

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD


As a medical oncologist, Dr. Roychowdhury specializes in treating patients with advanced prostate and colorectal cancers, including soft tissue sarcoma.



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Jeffrey VanDeusen

Jeffrey VanDeusen, MD, PhD


Dr. VanDeusen is a medical oncologist focusing on breast malignancies. His clinical interests include immunotherapy of cancer, improving survivorship among cancer patients, and improving clinical education.



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Genitourinary Cancers

Steven Clinton

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD


Dr. Clinton is a medical oncologist specializing in genitourinary cancers and has more than three decades of experience focusing on prostate cancer and other urogenital cancers.



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Paul Monk

J. Paul Monk, MD


Dr. Monk specializes in GU (or genitourinary) cancers, which include cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidneys and testicles.



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Amir Mortazavi

Amir Mortazavi, MD


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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Thomas Olencki

Thomas Olencki, DO


Dr. Olencki treats patients with kidney cancer and skin cancers such as melanoma, squamous cell, basal cell, Merkel cell and adnexal carcinomas.



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Ming Yin

Ming Yin, MD


Dr. Yin is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Head and Neck Cancers

Marcelo Bonomi

Marcelo Bonomi, MD


Dr. Bonomi is an associate professor and specializes in head and neck cancers.



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Hospitalists

Jishu Das

Jishu Das, MD


Dr. Das is a clinical assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Rajalakshmi Esakky

Rajalakshmi Esakky, MD


Dr. Esakky is a hospitalist in Medical Oncology and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.



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Marium Husain

Marium Husain, MD


Dr. Husain is a clinical assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Sandipkumar Patel

Sandipkumar Patel, MD


Dr. Patel is an internal medicine physician and also serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Medical Oncology.



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Imran Rafique

Imran Rafique, MBBS


Dr. Rafique is a clinical assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Lung Cancer

Gregory Otterson

Gregory Otterson, MD


Dr. Otterson is a medical oncologist dedicated to advancing the care and treatment of patients with thoracic malignancies – such as adenocarcinoma, mesothelioma and thymic cancers – by helping develop novel therapeutic approaches to these diseases.



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Erin Bertino

Erin Bertino, MD


Dr. Bertino is a medical oncologist with a clinical focus on patients who suffer from lung and other related cancers, such as mediastinal, mesothelioma, tracheal tumors, pleural and thymus cancers.



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David Carbone

David Carbone, MD, PhD


Dr. Carbone is a medical oncologist and his 25-year career as an oncologist has been focused on creating cutting-edge treatments for patients with lung cancer.



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Kai He

Kai He, MD, PhD


Dr. He is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Sope Olugbile

Sope Olugbile, MD


Dr. Olugbile is a physician-scientist. He provides clinical care for patients with lung cancer and his laboratory research is focused on characterizing the interactions between the immune system and lung cancer cells.



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Dwight Owen

Dwight Owen, MD


Dr. Owen is a medical oncologist specializing in treating patients with thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic cancers. He is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Carolyn Presley

Carolyn Presley, MD


Dr. Presley is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Peter Shields

Peter Shields, MD


Dr. Shields is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of lung cancer. His research focus is on cancer prevention and the causes of cancer, with a focus on developing tests to identify people who are at the most risk of cancer.



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Melanoma

Kari Kendra

Kari Kendra, MD, PhD


Dr. Kendra is a medical oncologist focusing on skin cancers and an associate professor of internal medicine. She also serves as chair of the Melanoma Disease Specific Committee.



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Joanne Jeter

Joanne Jeter, MD


Dr. Jeter is an oncologist with a special focus on genetics. She has a clinical practice in medical oncology treating patients with advanced melanoma, and patients with germline mutations predisposing them to many other types of cancer such as breast, ovarian and colon cancers.



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Thomas Olencki

Thomas Olencki, DO


Dr. Olencki treats patients with kidney cancer and skin cancers such as melanoma, squamous cell, basal cell, Merkel cell and adnexal carcinomas.



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Sarcoma

James Chen

James Chen, MD


Dr. Chen is a medical oncologist treating patients with sarcomas as well as poorly classified and difficult treat tumors.



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David Liebner

David Liebner, MD


Dr. Liebner is a medical oncologist with a clinical specialization in bone and soft-tissue sarcoma and a research focus in cancer bioinformatics.



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Gabriel Tinoco

Gabriel Tinoco, MD


Dr Tinoco is a clinical assistant professor in Internal Medicine.



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Research Faculty

Rajeswara Arasada

Rajeswara Rao Arasada, PhD


Dr. Arasada is a research assistant professor with interests in lung and breast cancer.



Tong Chen

Tong Chen, MD, PhD


Dr. Chen is an assistant professor with interests in cancer prevention, nutrition and carcinogenesis.



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Mikhail Dikov

Mikhail Dikov, PhD


Dr. Dikov is a research associate professor.



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Elena Tchekneva

Elena Tchekneva, MD


Dr. Tchekneva is a research assistant professor and will be working in Dr. Carbone’s Lab on a NIH/NCI funded RO1 grant.



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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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Amir Mortazavi, MD

Co-Director


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 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Division Administrator: Michael Graham

Phone: 614-366-3505
Fax: 614-293-7520
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Fiscal Officer:
Kristina Ambrosio


Phone: 614-293-5484
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