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Licking Memorial Hematology/Oncology
Licking Memorial Hospital, Fifth Floor
Newark, Ohio 43055
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: (220) 564-4475
Fax: (220) 564-4412
Emergency After Hours: (220) 564-1624

Oncology is the study of the causes, development, characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of tumors. Hematology is a branch of medicine focused on the treatment of diseases of the blood and blood-forming tissues. Licking Memorial Health Systems, through a relationship with the Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program (NCORP), offers a comprehensive cancer treatment program and long-term follow-up care for adults with cancer, unique for a community hospital.

Our Oncology service provides major forms of cancer care, including:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy (as a referred service)

In addition, we offer a Patient Navigator Program, which offers assistance to patients and their families or caregivers dealing with a cancer diagnosis. This program is provided free of charge to those who need assistance. 

Hematology/Oncology Department at Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) has been continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 2000. In 2015, the CoC granted a three-year approval with commendations to our program, indicating that LMH demonstrates compliance with all mandatory standards for organizational and operational elements. We are also a proud recipient of the Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award. The LMH Hematology/Oncology Department received top scores in all eight categories of standards being reviewed, including:

  • Institutional and programmatic resources
  • Cancer committee leadership
  • Cancer data management and cancer-registry operations
  • Clinical management
  • Research
  • Community outreach
  • Professional education and staff support
  • Quality improvement
Healthcare Provider(s)
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Aruna C. Gowda, M.D., received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangalore, India. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Gowda is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.
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D’Anna Mullins, M.D., Ph.D., received her Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in biological sciences degrees at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Mullins completed a residency in internal medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She also completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University. Dr. Mullins is board certified in internal medicine and oncology.
Service Information

All visits with the physicians are by referral.