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Jillian Hunt


Jillian has been caring for cancer patients for more than 15 years.
In that time, she has set the benchmark for her patient-centric approach in Cincinnati and beyond.


Her professional journey began at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1999 on the hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant unit and later the emergency department.


After spending five years caring for children, Jillian found her passion in caring for the adult oncology patient. Starting as a chemotherapy infusion nurse in private practice with Dr. Philip Leming at Cincinnati Hematology Oncology, she then pursued an advanced degree to offer a higher level of care to her cancer patients.


Jillian has been an oncology nurse practitioner for eight years and is passionate about patient care, education and staying current on research opportunities available for the patients she cares for.


Jillian is a national speaker traveling to educate clinicians on the use and management of toxicities of medications that are used in cancer treatment. She has spoken at national nursing conferences and sits on several advisory boards. Jillian feels strongly about staying on the front lines to improve patient care.


Jillian was born and raised in Cincinnati and graduated from Lakota High School. She has been married to her husband for 19 years and they have seven children (three biological and four foster children). Outside of her love and passion for oncology, Jillian and her husband are leaders on the global outreach team at their church and participate in yearly mission trips to serve orphaned children around the world.


Oncology Nurse Practitioner


Board Certification: 

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner


Master’s Program:

Indiana Wesleyan University


Master of Science in Nursing:

Primary Care


Undergraduate Studies:

Indiana Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Cincinnati

Associate of Applied Science



“I am a firm believer that you have to be passionate about what you do. I can’t help people fight a battle like cancer if I don’t have a fervent focus on the entire journey!”

Jillian Hunt MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AOCNP

Abdul Rahman Jazieh


Medical Oncologist and Hematologist


Board Certification:

  • Medical Oncology


Medical School:

  • Doctor of Medicine from Damascus University in Syria 

  • Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University



St Francis Hospital, Evanston, Ill, an affiliate of University of Illinois



  • Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences




With a deep passion for helping others, Dr. Jazieh was driven to become an oncologist by the desire to minimize cancer patients’ suffering and enhance their chance of a cure. He aims to act as an expert guide for patients throughout their cancer journey and find the right balance between hope and science that fits each individual and helps them get back to their normal routine. 


Dr. Jazieh joins the Cincinnati Cancer Advisors team as a Senior Oncology Consultant and its Director of Innovation and Research, as well as the Director of International Programs. He was a professor and chief of the Hematology and Oncology Division at the University of Cincinnati before moving to the Middle East as Chairman of the premier Oncology department in Saudi Arabia, where he was one of the foremost authorities on lung cancer in the Middle East.

He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Damascus University in Syria and his Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Jazieh did his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois and Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas.


Dr. Jazieh has been very active in his professional community by participating as a member of the American Board of Oncology, has been an Advisor on Oncology Quality Care and Patient Safety at UC Cancer Institute since September 2017, the Editor-in-Chief of the Global Journal on Quality and Safety in Healthcare since November 2017 and was the former Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  


Bringing his world-renowned expertise and global perspective, Dr. Jazieh further enhances the world-class cancer care offered by the Cincinnati Cancer Advisors Oncology team.


"My interest in becoming an oncologist was driven by a desire to help patients with cancer navigate through the challenges they face with their disease and to help minimize their suffering and enhance their chance of a cure. I see myself as an expert guide for patients with cancer throughout their journey, and I always try to find the right mix of hope and science that fits each individual patient and helps her or him return to their normal life."

Abdul Rahman Jazieh, M.D., MPH


Philip D. Leming



Compassion, hard work, and freedom of thinking have been core values of Dr. Leming’s since childhood, instilled in him by his self-made parents. These characteristics, plus an inherent curiosity, led him to pursue a career in the medical arts and ultimately improve the outcomes of hundreds of cancer patients in the Tri-State.

Dr. Leming’s extensive educational credentials include receiving the prestigious Oswald Undergraduate Research Award at the University of Kentucky followed by studies at the University of Louisville Medical School. Following medical school, he completed his residency at The University of Cincinnati for Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, eventually serving as a chief medical resident.


During his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Leming was accepted as one of only ten in the nation to attend The National Cancer Institute – widely regarded as one of the premier organizations for oncology- and was appointed to the Medicine Branch. There, he studied under some of the most influential cancer specialists in the world, which shaped his future in cancer medicine.


Upon returning to Cincinnati, Dr. Leming joined an elite group of subspecialty academic physicians in private practice. He also co-founded and developed the medical oncology department at The Christ Hospital and founded and led the Christ Cancer Research Program until 2019.


With Melanoma as his focus, Dr. Leming was a founding member of The Society for Melanoma Research and founding the Cincinnati-based organization, Melanoma Know More. He has contributed to many of the major new developments in melanoma treatment and has extensive experience in immunotherapy having been trained by Steve Rosenberg MD, PhD, Don Morton MD as well as many other leaders in the world of Melanoma Research and Treatment. He is widely regarded as a local expert in melanoma and complex skin malignancies.


In our new mission to provide high level, independent second opinion consultations for cancer patients, we hope to continue the personal, caring, highly skilled approach to complement the care of people in our community.


Medical Oncologist and Hematologist


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Medical Oncology

  • Hematology



University of Kentucky, BS Zoology


Medical School:

University of Louisville



Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati


Chief Residency Internal Medicine:

University Of Cincinnati



  • Medical Oncology, University of Cincinnati

  • Hematology, University of Cincinnati

  • Medical Oncology Research, Medicine Branch/ National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland


“Over the years of cancer research and treatment, I find caring for ill patients is my calling. One can never master medicine, but you can always care for people. Listening, understanding, being there, caring and realizing that you can always help are what matters”

Philip D. Leming, MD

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