Clara D Bloomfield, MD

Clara Bloomfield


College of Medicine


Internal Medicine

Academic Title


Research Program

Leukemia Research

Research Interest

Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute ● Leukemia ● Cancer ● Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma ● Chromosome Aberrations ● Lymphoma ● Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin ● Myelodysplastic Syndromes ● Trisomy ● Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute

After serving as director of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1997 to July 2003, Dr. Bloomfield became Senior Advisor to the OSU cancer program and the charter member of the OSU Cancer Scholars Program, which is designed to help recruit and retain senior cancer investigators of international stature.

Bloomfield is renowned for her more than three decades of research in adult leukemia and lymphoma, research that has been described in more than 600 publications and which has helped change standards of treatment. She earned her MD from the University of Chicago and completed training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the University of Minnesota, where she became a full professor in seven years. In 1989 she became professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Oncology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as chair of the Division of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Dr. Bloomfield came to Ohio State in 1997, and in 2000 she was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. At the OSUCCC, she serves as cancer scholar and senior adviser. She is also a member of the Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Program, a professor of internal medicine and holder of the William Greenville Pace III Endowed Chair in Cancer Research.


  • MD, University of Chicago

    Chicago, IL (USA)

  • Fellowship, American Cancer Society (ACS)


  • Clinical Fellow & Junior Faculty Clinical Fellow

    American Cancer Society (ACS)

Office Location

C933 James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Inst

460 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210



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