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Malignant Hematology Oncology

If you’ve been diagnosed with a hematologic malignancy, it’s important to be evaluated by hematology experts before beginning treatment.  We can help.

Karmanos’ Malignant Hematology Specialists

Our Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team includes hematologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, cytogeneticists, pharmacists, specialized nurse practitioners, dietitians, and social workers. The team is entirely focused on treating hematologic malignancies and shares its collective expertise to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. 

Cancer and conditions treated include:

Evaluation & Diagnosis

Each patient receives personal attention from the Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team. During your initial visit to the new Dresner Clinic for Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation at the Karmanos Cancer Center, a physician will review your medical records, medical history, and review your x-rays and pathology slides. The team meets regularly to discuss patient care issues and refine individual patient treatment plans. Depending on your diagnosis, our Malignant Hematology team may discuss your case with our Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Team to ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. 

Innovative, Individualized Care

Here’s what patients can expect from our Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team:

  • A passionate, caring, expert team, giving you the best chance of success.
  • A collaborative approach that considers all available treatment options, including clinical trials, for your specific type of cancer.
  • A carefully constructed treatment plan designed to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Respectful, compassionate care that is responsive to your emotional needs and lifestyle.
  • Proactive, timely communication with you and your loved ones, and your personal physician.

Meet Our Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team

Team Leader
Charles A. Schiffer, M.D., Hematology Oncology

Hematology- Oncology
Divaya Bhutani, M.D.
Carter Bishop, M.D.
Abhinav Deol, M.D.
Radhakrishnan Ramchandren, M.D.
Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D.
Jay Yang, M.D.

Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis
Jeffrey Zonder, M.D.

Immunotherapy
Lawrence Lum, M.D., D.Sc.

Pathology
Ali Mahdi Gabali, M.D., Ph.D. 
Barbara O’Malley, M.D.
Margarita Palutke, M.D.
Syed Yasir Zaidi, M.D.

Radiation Oncology
Jordan Maier, M.D.

Radiology
Hussein Aoun, M.D.
Michael Petrich, M.D.

Appointment Information 

To schedule an appointment with the Karmanos Malignant Hematology Team you can call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266) or request an appointment online.


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