Maryam B Lustberg, MD, MPH

Maryam Lustberg


College of Medicine


Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Peripheral Nervous System Diseases, Hypersensitivity, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Lymphopenia, Pneumonia, Pneumocystis

Dr. Lustberg's wide-ranging research at the OSUCCC – James encompasses both clinical work as a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the innovative Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and as a member of the collaborative, multidisciplinary Cancer Control program. Her clinical practice is dedicated to providing personalized care combined with the latest advances in breast cancer and survivorship.

Dr. Lustberg's research interests focus on improving the long-term outcomes for breast cancer patients who have developed side effects associated with treatment and on investigating novel blood-based biomarkers to identify recurrence and treatment toxicity earlier. She is also interested in food-based interventions that may modulate inflammation as it relates symptoms experienced by cancer survivors. Dr. Lustberg has led and authored several studies that have provided new insights into the development and treatment of these conditions, such as peripheral neuropathy and febrile neutropenia.

She also serves as the Principal Investigator of a study to understand if social factors such as loneliness and isolation alter cancer-related gene activity in breast cancer. This was funded by Pelotonia, the annual bicycle tour that raises millions for research at OSUCCC – James.

Dr. Lustberg's work has also included academic articles in publications such as the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Carcinogenesis, and Cancer Research.

In addition, she has shared her expertise through community-education opportunities, including serving as a contributor to the “Toward a Cancer-Free World” series.

Education and Background


  • MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Baltimore, MD (USA)


  • Intern, Internal Medicine

    University of Maryland Medical System

    Baltimore, MD (USA)

  • Resident, Internal Medicine

    University of Maryland Medical System

    Baltimore, MD (USA)


  • Fellow in Breast Oncology

    The Ohio State University Medical Center

    Columbus, OH (USA)

  • Fellow In Medical Oncology

    The Ohio State University Medical Center

    Columbus, OH (USA)

Office Location

B421 Starling Loving Hall

320 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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