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Sumithira Vasu
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I’m an oncologist treating patients with leukemia. I specialize in hematology with a specific focus on acute myeloid leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes and bone marrow transplantation. Every day, my colleagues and I at the OSUCCC – James collaborate to create targeted therapies for each patient.

I serve as an assistant professor in Ohio State’s division of hematology. In addition to teaching, I participate in grant-funded research to better understand specific cancers. I focus on developing pharmacologic and immunologic therapies to pre-emptively manage cancer relapse following bone marrow transplantation.

Cancer is complex, but I’m confident our research continues to bring us closer to finding a cure. My work has been featured in medical publications, including Leukemia & Lymphoma, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

It’s an honor to work at one of the nation’s premier cancer hospitals. Our collective expertise results in faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope for cancer patients everywhere.

Medical Degree

  • M.B.B.S
    Thanjavur Medical College
    3/31/2001

Residency

  • Internal Medicine
    Saint Vincent Hospital
    7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006

Additional languages I speak

  • Tamil

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Hematology
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
  • Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
  • Anemia, Aplastic
  • Blood Cancers

Locations where I practice

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More about my work

My background

Fellowships

  • Transfusion Medicine
    Warren Magnuson Clinical Center
    6/1/2006 - 7/14/2008
  • Hematology/Oncology
    National Institute of Health - NHLBI
    7/15/2008 - 6/30/2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/21/2006

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)
11/17/2011

American Board of Pathology (Subspecialty: Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine)
9/7/2010

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Hematology

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, etc. 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 03/25/2016, Dr. Vasu has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies, etc. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.