Philip D. Leming
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 a very small number of physicians in the nation to practice at 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 and cancer treatment.
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 Hospital Cancer Research Program until 2019.
With melanoma as his focus, Dr. Leming was a founding member of The Society for Melanoma Research and founding member of 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 M.D., Ph.D and Don Morton M.D., 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.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
American Board of Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky, BS Zoology
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