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Basem William
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I’m a hematologist and a clinical/translational investigator with a research focus on cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, drug development, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy approaches to treat lymphomas. My overall research goal is to help expand the portfolio of lymphoma, transplant and cellular therapies. I also serve as an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

I believe in taking a holistic approach to caring for patients. Their courage and resilience, in the face of life-threatening illness, has been one of the major influences on my growth as an individual and a professional. I try to empower patients by providing them information about their illness so they can truly become partners in their own healthcare.

The James has genuine culture of patient-centered care. Everyone pulls through to provide care for patients, and for each other as well. It often feels like working among friends and family, and I’m privileged to serve alongside such outstanding professionals.

Recently I assumed leadership of the multidisciplinary cutaneous lymphoma program. This program is unique for the high level of vertical (bench to bedside) as well as horizontal (multispecialty) integration. I’m honored to lead such an eminent program that was developed by my colleague, Dr. Pierluigi Porcu, an internationally renowned expert in cutaneous lymphomas.

Medical Degree

  • M.B./B.C.H.
    Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine


  • Hematology/Oncology
    Ain Shams University Hospitals
    5/1/1998 - 5/31/2001
  • Internal Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    7/1/2003 - 7/31/2005

Additional languages I speak

  • Arabic

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Hematology

Locations where I practice

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More about my work

My background


  • Hematology/Oncology
    The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
    7/1/2008 - 8/8/2008
  • Hematology/Oncology
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/28/17, Dr. William has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.