Soumit K. Basu, MD, PhD, a Hematologist-Oncologist with Geisinger Medical Center

Get to know Hematologist-Oncologist Dr. Soumit K. Basu, who serves patients in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Basu is a board-certified and fellowship-trained hematologist-oncologist who currently serves as Northeast Regional Director of Hematology/Oncology and Clinical Co-director of the Center for Bone Marrow Transplantation at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. In his role as Regional Director, he oversees the cancer programs at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Basu served as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Outpatient Medical Director and Co-leader of the Leukemia and Myeloid Neoplasia Program at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Kentucky. 

He is a clinical investigator for the Registered National Cancer Institute, as well as a member of the American Society for Blood Marrow Transplantation, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

In regards to his educational background, he attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he earned his medical degree in 2004. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2007, followed by his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Washington Medical Center – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in 2010. 

Board certified in internal medicine and hematology, Dr. Basu is trained to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers, non-cancerous blood disorders, and blood stem cell disorders. He holds clinical interests in blood and bone marrow transplantation, hematologic malignancies, bone marrow failure disorders, bone marrow stem cell disorders, myeloproliferative neoplasms, bleeding and clotting disorders, and rare blood disorders.

Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A hematologist-oncologist, like Dr. Basu, 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. 

In addition to English, he speaks Bengali and Spanish.

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