About Leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. Most blood cells form in the bone marrow. In leukemia, cancerous blood cells form and crowd out the healthy blood cells in the bone marrow.

The type of leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that has become cancerous. For example, acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of the lymphoblasts (white blood cells that fight infection). White blood cells are the most common type of blood cell to become cancer. But red blood cells (cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body) and platelets (cells that clot the blood) may also become cancer.

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If you are a new patient and need an appointment, please call 501-296-1200.
For returning patients,  please visit Appointments  for your clinic number.

Hematologist Oncologist

A hematologist oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of blood diseases and cancers such as iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia and lymphoma.

Akash Mukherjee, M.D.
Akash Mukherjee, M.D.
Hematologist
Appalanaidu Sasapu, M.D.
Appalanaidu Sasapu, M.D.
Hematologist Oncologist
Muthu Veeraputhiran, M.D.
Muthu Veeraputhiran, M.D.
Hematologist Oncologist

Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancers with radiation therapy by using high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells.

Gary Lewis, M.D.
Gary Lewis, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncologist/Department Chairperson

Palliative Care

Palliative Care doctors focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

James Fletcher
James Fletcher, M.D.
Palliative Care
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Palliative Care
Carrie Hyde, M.D.
Carrie Hyde, M.D.
Palliative Care
Heather Moore, M.D.
Heather Moore, M.D.
Palliative Care
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Palliative Care

Geneticist

A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

Jill Kelsay
Jill Kelsay
Genetic Counselor
Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Geneticist

Interventional Radiologists

Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

James Meek, M.D.
James Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Leukemia Support Team

Carrie Calhoon
Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
Social Worker
Cosgrove
Peggy Cosgrove
Dietitian
Cindy Dilport MSW/LCSW
Cindy Dillport MSW/LCSW
Social Worker
Harriet Farley
Harriet Farley, LCSW
Social Worker
Candace Johnson, MSW, LCSW
Candace Johnson, MSW, LCSW
Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison, LCSW
Social Worker
Dana McClendon
Dana McClendon
Dietitian
Leann Mullens
Leann Mullens
Dietitian
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Pharmacist
Amanda Tennyson
Amanda Tennyson
Dietitian

Leukemia Clinical Trials

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Radiation Oncology Center

501-664-4568

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