James I. Geller, MD

Medical Director, Kidney and Liver Tumors Program

Co-Medical Director, Retinoblastoma Program

Associate Director, Global Cancer Programs

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4266

Fax: 513-636-3549


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Clinical Interests

Developmental therapeutics; renal / liver / retinoblastoma / neuro-oncology

Research Interests

Elucidating ways to translate the use of biological response modifiers in combination with conventional chemotherapeutics


James I. Geller, MD, completed his undergraduate training at Dartmouth College, graduate medical training at the Sackler School of Medicine, residency training in pediatrics at New York Medical College and pediatric hematology / oncology training at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His current appointment is with the University of Cincinnati and Children's Hospital Medical Center in the capacity of associate professor of pediatrics.

Dr. Geller's clinical and academic interests pertain to children and families affected by solid tumors, including brain tumors. Dr. Geller's expertise is recognized both nationally and internationally in the fields of retinoblastoma, renal tumors, liver tumors and brain tumors, as witnessed by his appointments to the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Rare/Retinoblastoma Committee as both a Steering/Voting Member and as liaison to the COG Young Investigator Committee; the COG Renal Tumor Committee (RTC) as Steering/Voting Member, RTC Sub-Committee Chair of Developmental Therapeutics, and RTC liaison to both the COG Developmental Therapeutics Committee and the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program Guidance Committee; and to the Central Nervous System (Brain Tumor) Committee as a voting member. Dr. Geller has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings and symposia and spearheads both local and national clinical research initiatives in these areas, with an emphasis on finding new treatment options.

Education and Training

MD: Sackler School of Medicine, 1997.

Residency: New York Medical College, 2000.

Fellowship: St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 2004.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2000, 2007; Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, 2005.


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