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Kari Kendra, MD, PhD

Current OSU Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine
  • Chair, Melanoma Disease Specific Committee


Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Loyola University
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois       
  • M.D., Rush Medical College                    
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Wisconsin
  • Medical Oncology Fellowship, University of Wisconsin


Dr. Kendra is Associate Professor of Medical Oncology. Her clinical responsibilities include Attending Physician for in-patient and out-patient solid tumor services at the James Cancer Center.  She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, and completed fellowships in Medical Oncology and Biotherapy through the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Dr. Kendra has focused her research on the treatment of melanoma and other cancers.  She has received grants from the Komen Foundation, the Department of Defense, and Cancer Action.  Dr. Kendra is an award-winning Board Certified Medical Oncologist with a clinical focus in melanoma.