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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 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 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 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 MD, Ph.D., and 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 cancer second opinions and consultations for cancer patients, we hope to continue the personal, caring, highly skilled approach to complement the care of people in our community.

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Medical Director


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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