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Richard Goldberg, MD
Interim Division Director of Medical Oncology

Clinical interests: colorectal, other GI cancers; carcinoid/GI tract neuroendocrine cancers
Research interests: clinical trials, translational studies with laboratory collaborators on biologic specimens from patients with cancer, development of new cancer drugs and drug combinations, clinical trials methodology

 

Breast Oncology

Rachel Layman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: breast oncology
Research interests: clinical trials; reversing hormone resistance; breast cancer stem cell therapies

 

Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: breast oncology
Research interests: breast cancer survivorship, novel blood based biomarkers

 

Ewa Mrozek, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: breast oncology
Research interests: experimental therapeutics and cancer in elder adults
 

Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD, MRCP
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: breast oncology; drug resistance
Research interests: experimental therapeutics; endocrine resistance

 

Robert Wesolowski
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: breast oncology
Research interests: breast cancer immunology

 

 

Endocrine Oncology

Manisha Shah, MD
Professor
Director, Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic Program

Clinical interests: thyroid cancers; targeted therapies for cancers
Research interests: adrenal, neuroendocrine and thyroid cancers; targeted therapies for cancers

 

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Disease Committee

Clinical interests: gastrointestinal malignancies
Research interests: drug development and experimental therapeutics as pertaining to gastrointestinal malignanices and more specifically pancreatico-biliary cancers

Kristen Ciombor, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: gastrointestinal oncology
Research interests: colorectal cancer, genomis profiling and biomarker
development, experimental therapeutics, phase I clinical trials.
 

John Hays, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: upper GI and colorectal cancers  
Research interests: developing new combinations of targeted therapies for peritoneal malignancies, including ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, appendiceal carcinomas, and peritoneal carcinomatosis

Sam Mikhail, MD
Assistant Professor
 

Clinical interests: gastrointestinal oncology 
Research interests: disease of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

 

Anne Noonan, MD,MSc, MSRPI
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: gastrointestinal malignanciesResearch interests: development of biomarker driven targeted therapies for gastrointestinal malignancies through clinical trials and translational research with a specific focus on hepatobiliary cancers.
 

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: advanced prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and rare cancer subtypes
Research interests: translating next generation DNA sequencing strategies for the development of genomics-driven clinical trials

Christina Wu, MD
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: colorectal cancer/high risk colon cancer
Research interests: colorectal cancer, specifically in developing targeted therapies

 

 

Genitourinary Oncology

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD
Professor
Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Oncology Disease Committee

Clinical interests: prostate cancer; experimental therapies
Research interests: diet, nutrition, and cancer; etiology and prevention of genitourinary cancers

J. Paul Monk, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical interests: genitourinary malignancies including bladder, prostate, renal and testicular malignancies
Research interests: experimental therapeutics; human clinical trials. 

 

Amir Mortazavi, MD
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: bladder cancer; genitourinary malignancies
Research interests: epigenetic modifications for prevention and treatment of genitourinary cancers

 

Thomas Olencki, MD
Clinical Professor

Clinical interests: renal cell carcinoma; skin cancer
Research interests: renal cell carcinoma; skin cancer

 

 

Head and Neck Oncology

Maura Gillison, MD, PhD
Professor
Director, Head and Neck Disease Committee

Clinical interests: head and neck malignancies
Research interests:
head and neck cancer, human papillomavirus, infectious-disease tumor associations

 

Melanoma

Kari Kendra, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Melanoma Disease Committee

Clinical interests: melanoma; breast cancer
Research interests: biotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of cancer

 

 

Outreach and General Oncology

Muhammed Alam, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: general oncology
Research interests: general oncology

 

Mark Collins, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: general oncology
Research interests: general oncology

 

Shabana Dewani, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: general oncology
Research interests: general oncology, benign and malignant hematology

 

Cassandra Grenade, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: general oncology
Research interests: general oncology

 

Anterpreet Neki, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: general oncology
Research interests: general oncology, head and neck cancer; sarcomas

 

Robert Rupert, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Medical Oncology at OSU East

Clinical interests: general hematology and oncology; blood disorders; sickle cell anemia
Research interests: general hematology and oncology

 

 

Psychiatry

Anne McVey, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: psychiatry
Research interests: cognitive effects of cancer drugs on patients

 

 

Sarcoma

James Chen, MD
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: personalized medicine, medicine in sarcoma, prostate, kidney and bladder cancers
Research interests
translational bioinformatics, integrative genomics, gene signatures
 

David A. Liebner, MD
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: melanoma; sarcoma
Research interests: translational bioinformatics

 

 

Thoracic Oncology

Gregory Otterson, MD
Professor
Director, Thoracic Malignancy Disease Committee

Clinical interests: lung cancer
Research interests:
methylation and gene silencing
 

Erin Bertino, MD
Assistant Professor

Clinical interests: inpatient hospitalization; general inpatient consult, thoracic oncology
Research interests: thoracic oncology

 

David Carbone, MD, PhD
Professor

Clinical interests: lung cancer, mesothelioma
Research interests: g
enetics; proteomics; biomarkers; targeted therapy

 

Peter Shields, MD
Professor

Clinical interests: lung cancer
Research interests:
cancer prevention, causes of cancer, breast and lung cancer

 

   

Miguel Villalona-Calero, MD, FACP
Professor

Clinical Interests: lung cancer
Research Interests: thoracic malignancies; drug development-phase I/II clinical trials; experimental therapeutics/translational research; molecular targeted therapy; modulation of anticancer drugs through molecular pharmacology

 

Research

Joseph Amann, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: lung cancer, targeted therapies

 
 

Rajeswara Arasada, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: lung and breast cancer

 

Tong Chen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research interests: cancer prevention, nutrition, carcinogenesis

 

Mikhail Dikov, PhD
Research Associate Professor

 

 

Wenrui Duan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: lung cancer genetics, the mechanisms by which genetic and epigenetic alterations contribute to chemoresistance of cancer therapeutics, and evaluations of novel chemotherapeutic agents with animal models

Gregory Lesinski, PhD
Associate Professor

Research interests: immunotherapy, experimental therapeutics, melanoma, immunomodulatory effects of natural products.

 

Jingfeng Li, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
 
Research interests: head and neck cancer

 

Elena Tchekneva, MD
Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: Dr. Tchekneva’s will be working in Dr. Carbone’s Lab on a NIH/NCI     funded RO1 grant 


 

 

Adjunct Faculty 

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD
Associate Professor

Clinical Interests: thoracic malignancies; critical care medicine; smoking related lung disease.
Research Interests: eicosanoid biology in smoking related lung disease; angiogenesis; tumor microenvironment; murine models of carcinogenesis; biomarkers in lung cancer 

Shaheen Islam, MBBS
Associate Professor

Clinical Interests: interventional pulmonary medicine; asthma; lung cancer; pulmonary medicine and critical care
Research Interests: interventional pulmonary medicine; asthma
 

Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD

Specialties: Pediatrics, Medical Oncology, Hematology