CLL Healthcare Providers

Although CLL is the most common blood cancer it is still an orphan disease. CLL treatment has changed radically in the last few years, and it is difficult for even dedicated experts to stay on top of the latest treatments. Having a true CLL expert leading the charge has been shown to have a survival advantage.

We’ve compiled a list to help you.

Arizona CLL Doctors (Back to Top)

Januario E. Castro, MD, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
Talal Hilal, M.B., B.Ch.Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
Abhijeet Kumar, MDUniversity of Arizona, Tucson
Jose F. Leis, MD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale
Robin Obenchain, MD, IMS Hematology & Oncology, Tempe
California CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Thomas Bradley, MD, PhDCancer and Blood Institute of Monterey, Monterey 
Elizabeth Brem, MDUC Irvine, Orange
Michael Choi, MD, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, San Diego
Catherine C. Coombs, MDUniversity of California, Irvine
Alexey Danilov, MD, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte
Robert W. Decker, MD, Cedars-Sinai, Tower Hematology & Oncology, Beverly Hills
Herbert Aaron Eradat, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles
Bita Fakhri, MD, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford
Preston Gable, MD, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego
Benjamin Heyman, MD, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, San Diego
Thomas Kipps, MD, Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla
Leslie Oesterich, MDKaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center, Redwood City
Susan O’Brien, MD, UC Irvine, Orange
Tycel J. Phillips, MDCity of Hope, Duarte
Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, UC Irvine, Orange
Steven T. Rosen, MD, City of Hope, Duarte
Tait Shanafelt, MD, Stanford University, Stanford
Sanjay Sharma, MD, St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton
Tanya Siddiqi, MD, City of Hope, Duarte
Laura J. Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNUCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco
Colorado CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
John M. Burke, MDRocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Aurora
Tara Gregory, MD, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Lukes’s Medical Center, Denver
Manali Kamdar, MD, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora
Jeffrey V. Matous, MD, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver
Patrick L. Moran, MD, Boulder Community Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital, Boulder

Connecticut CLL Doctors (Back to Top)

Francine Foss, MD, Yale Cancer Center, New Haven
Florida CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Alvaro Alencar, MD, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami
Jacqueline Barrientos, MD,Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Miami
Gregoire Bergier, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, Largo & Clearwater
Richard H. Buck, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, Sarasota
Asher A. Chanan-Khan, MD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
Julio Chavez, MDMoffitt Cancer Center, Tampa
Nam H Dang, MD, University of Florida Health, Gainesville
Kathleen B. Doughney, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach
Sameh Gaballa, MDMoffitt Cancer Center, Tampa
Geetha J. Kamath, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, St. Petersburg, Clearwater East
Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa
Jose Sandoval-Sus, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa
Daniel L. Spitz, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, Wellington North, West Palm Beach
Thomas H. Tang, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists, Spring Hill
Georgia CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Andres Chang, MD, PhDWinship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta
Jean Koff, MDWinship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta
Illinois CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Syed A. Abutalib, MD, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, part of City of Hope, Zion
Leo I. Gordon, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago
Joseph J. Kash, MD, Edward Hospital, Edward Hematology-Oncology, Naperville
Justin Kline, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago
Shua Ma, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago
Parameswaran Venugopal, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Jane N. Winter, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago
Indiana CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Jose M. Azar, MD, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis (Relocating out-of-state in April 2022)
Iowa CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Tara Graff, DO, Mission Cancer & Blood Center, Des Moines
Kansas CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Marc S. Hoffmann, MDUniversity of Kansas Cancer Center, Overland Park, KS
Kentucky CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Joseph M. Flynn, DO, Norton Cancer Institute, Louisville
Michael Kommor, MD, Baptist Health Medical Group, Consultants in Blood Disorders, Louisville
Louisiana CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Nakhle Saba, MD, Tulane Univ., New Orleans
Maine CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Jens Rueter, MD, Millinocket Regional Hospital, Millinocket, Maine
Maryland CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Ralph Boccia, MD,

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Bethesda and Germantown

Bruce Cheson, MD, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Bethesda and Germantown
Ravin Garg, MD,Maryland Oncology Hematology, Annapolis
Amy Goodrich, NPThe Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore
Barry R. Meisenberg, MD, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis
Carole Miller, MD,Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore
Nina Wagner-Johnston, MD,Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore
Christopher Pleyer, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Clare Sun, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Adrian Wiestner, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Massachusetts CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Inhye Ahn, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Tasneem Ali, MD, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Group, Fitchburg
Jennifer R. Brown, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Matthew S. Davids, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
David C. Fisher, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Arnold S. Freedman, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Boston
Ephraim P. Hochberg, MD, Mass General Cancer Center, Boston
Robin M. Joyce, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston
Ann S. LaCasce, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Kenneth B. Miller, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston
Josie Montegaard, NPDana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Jacob Soumerai, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Lisa B. Weissmann, MD, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge
Michigan CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
George S. Howard, MD, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy
Sami Malek, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Minnesota CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Wei Ding, MD, PhDMayo Clinic, Rochester
Paul Hampel, MDMayo Clinic, Rochester
Shernan G. Holtan, MD, University of Minnesota Health, Minneapolis
Neil E. Kay, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Saad Kenderian, MB, CHBMayo Clinic, Rochester
Sameer Parikh, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Yucai Wang, MD, PhDMayo Clinic, Rochester
Missouri CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Nancy Bartlett, MD, Washington University, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis
Kenneth R. Carson, MD,, Washington University, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis
Samir Dalia, MD, Mercy Cancer Center, Joplin
Marc S. Hoffmann, MDUniversity of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City
Brad S. Kahl, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Caron Rigden, MD, Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Peters
Nebraska CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Julie Vose, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
New Jersey CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Lori Leslie, MD John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack NJ
Iuliana Shapira, MD Regional Cancer Care Associates, Brooklyn, NJ
Megan C. Thompson, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Monmouth, Middletown Township New Jersey

New Mexico CLL Doctors (Back to Top)

Ian Rabinowitz, MD, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque
New York CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
John Allan, MD, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell, New York City
Steven Allen, MD, The Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success
Paul M. Barr, MD, Wilmot Cancer Institute, Rochester
Thomas Bradley, MD, The Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success
Carla Casulo, MD, Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Richard Furman, MD, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell, New York City
Nicole Lamanna, MD, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York City
Andrew Lipsky, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City
Lia Palomba, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
Kanti Rai, MD, Northwell Health, CLL Research and Treatment Program, New Hyde Park
Joanna Rhodes, MD, MSCENorthwell Health, Research and Treatment Program, New Hyde Park
Lindsey Roeker, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
Suchitra Sandaram, MD, Mount Sinai, New York City
Megan C. Thompson, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
Clive S. Zent, MD, Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester, Rochester
North Carolina CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Danielle M. Brander, MD, Duke Cancer Center, Durham
Nilanjan Ghosh, MD, Levine Cancer Center, Charlotte
Ryan Jacobs, MD, Levine Cancer Center, Charlotte
Andrea Sitlinger, MD,  Duke Cancer Center, Durham
Alan Skarbnik, MD, Novant Health Hematology, Charlotte
North Dakota CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Vijay Rao, MD, Mid Dakota Clinic, Bismarck, ND
Ohio CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Seema Bhat, MD, Ohio State University, Columbus
John Byrd, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati
Brian T. Hill, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
Adam Kittai, MD, Ohio State University, Columbus
Kerry A. Rogers, MD, Ohio State University, Columbus
Allison Winter, MDCleveland Clinic, Cleveland
Jennifer Woyach, MD, Ohio State University, Columbus
Oregon CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Jeff P. Sharman, MD, Williamette Valley Cancer Institute, Springfield
Stephen Spurgeon, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

Pennsylvania CLL Doctors (Back to Top)

Calvin Han, MD, Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute Meadville Medical Center, Meadville
Nadia Khan, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia
Stephen Schuster, MD, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Edward Stadtmauer, MD, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Jakub Svoboda, MD, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Mark Weiss, MD, Jefferson University Physicians, Philadelphia
John A. Youssef, MD, Regional Oncology and Hematology Associates, Langhorne
South Carolina CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Gary Thomas, MD, South Carolina Cancer Specialists, Hilton Head Island
South Dakota CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Vijay Rao, MD, Prairie Lakes Cancer Center, Watertown

Tennessee CLL Doctors (Back to Top)

Jia Bi, MD, Tennessee Oncology, Nashville
Ian Flinn, MD, Tennessee Oncology, Nashville
Texas CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Farrukh T. Awan, MD, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dallas
Jan Burger, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Robert Collins, Jr, MD, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
Alessandra Ferrajoli, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Elias Jabbour, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Nitin Jain, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Michael J. Keating, MB, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Christopher Maisel, MD, Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas
Scott A. McKenney, MD, Texas Oncology, Beaumont
Felipe Samaniego, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Lymphoma Clinic, Houston
Philip Thompson, MB, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
William Wierda, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Utah CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Boyu Hu, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Deborah M. Stephens, DO, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Vermont CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Julian R. Sprague, MD, University of Vermont, Burlington
Virginia CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Dipti Patel-Donnelly, MD,Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax
Craig A. Portell, MD,Emily Couric Cancer Center, UVA Health System, Charlottesville
Michael E. Williams, MDEmily Couric Cancer Center, UVA Health System, Charlottesville
Washington CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Virginia C. Broudy, MD, Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Harborview, University of Washington, Seattle
Arvind Chaudhry, MD, Medical Oncology Associates, Providence Health Services, Spokane
David Maloney, MD, PhD, Fred Hutch in Seattle
Krish Patel, MD, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle
Mazyar Shadman, MD, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle
Chaitra Ujjani, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Washington DC CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Kieron Dunleavy, MD,GW Cancer Center, Washington, DC
Mitchell Smith, MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Wisconsin CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Ehab Atallah, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Cancer Center, Milwaukee
Julie E. Chang, MD, University of Wisconsin, Carbone Cancer Center, Madison
Australia CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Cindy Lee, MB, Royal Adelaide Hospital/Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Perth/Western Australia
Paula Marlton, MB, Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane
James Morton, MB, Mater Medical Centre, South Brisbane
Stephen Mulligan, MB, Laverty Pathology, New South Wales
Andrew Roberts, MB, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research/Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Melbourne
John Seymour, MB, Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Melbourne
Constantine Tam, MB, Monash University, Melbourne
Belgium CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Fritz Offner, MD, Gent University/University Hospital Gent, Gent
Brazil CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Guilherme Perini, MD, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo
Canadian CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Andrew Aw, MD, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario
Versha Banerji, MD, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg
Christine Chen, MD, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
Carmen Chung, MD, Humber River Hospital, Toronto
Graeme Fraser, MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Alina Gerrie, MD, MPH, Vancouver General Hospital
Sue Robinson, MD, Dalhousie University & Nova Scotia Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia
David Spaner, MD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
Germany CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Michael Hallek, MD, Center of Integrated Oncology, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne
Stephan Stilgenbauer, MD, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm
Greece CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Kostas Stamatopoulos, MD, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki
India CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Ireland CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Patrick Thornton, MD, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Israel CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Dr. Tamar TadmorDirector of the division of Hematology and Blood Bank, at Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa- Israel.
Associate Professor, at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion- Haifa.
Aaron PolliackAssociate Professor, at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion- Haifa.
Italy CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Paolo Ghia, MD, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan
Netherlands CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Arnon Kater, MD, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Switzerland CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
France Laurencet, MD, Geneva, Switzerland
United Kingdom CLL Doctors (Back to Top)
Claire Dearden, MB, The Royal Marsden, London
Moez Dengarwalla, MB, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Milton Keynes
Joanne C. Ewing, MB, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
George Follows, MB, Cambridge University Hospital, Cambridge
John Gribben, MD, Barts Cancer Institute, London
Peter Hillmen, MB, University of Leeds, Leeds
Sunil Iyengar, MB, The Royal Marsden, London
Richard Lovell, MB, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Matthew Lumley, MD, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Chris McNamara, MD, University College/London Hospital, London
Donald W Milligan, MD, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Tahla Munir, MBBS, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
Amit Nathwani, MB University College London, London
Emmanouil Nikolousis, MB, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Shankaranarayana Paneesha, MD, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Piers Patten, MD, Kings College Hospital/Guy’s and St Thomas’, London
Guy Pratt, MD, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Saad Rassam, MB, Kims Hospital, Kent
Zbigniew Rudzki, MB, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Neil Smith MB, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

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