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Edmund Folefac — Distinguished Healthcare Professional

Dublin, OH — Edmund Folefac is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Healthcare Professional in the field of Medicine and in acknowledgment of his work at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James (OSUCCC).

Edmund Folefac has known he wanted to go into medicine since he was about five years old. As an Oncologist at OSUCCC, Dr. Folefac is passionate about his work and loves helping his patients feel comfortable and recover as quickly as possible. He mainly treats patients who have received cancer diagnoses and now need urgent treatment. These treatment options can include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, or a coordinated treatment plan that combines several types of therapies.

Alongside his clinical work, Dr. Folefac is the Co-Program Director for the Chemotherapy Oncology Fellowship Program at OSU. He is also a Mentor for young physicians.

Dr. Folefac began his medical training at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, completing a Medical Degree and a General Practice Residency. He later relocated to the United States, completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital. Following his residency, Dr. Folefac completed a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Boston University Medical Center, where we then earned a Master of Science degree. Dr. Folefac is board-certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led nonprofit organization that certifies doctors who achieve high standards for patient care in a quickly changing world.

In his research endeavors, Dr. Folefac has focussed on smoking cessation in the context of preventing lung cancer. He has advocated for screening health care efficiency in cancer, aging, and personalized medicine and has studied a brief, novel smoking cessation intervention. The doctor’s research is published in numerous journals, including the African Journal of Health Sciences.

In his professional affiliations, Dr. Folefac is a member of the American Medical Association, the International Society of the Study of Lung Cancer, and several other medical organizations.

In 2019, Dr. Folefac was featured on a YouTube video by OSUCCC, where he discussed the types of common and rare cancers he treats. Describing how he works with patients, he said, “It is important to realize the treatments are very, very complex and varied. One of the first things I like to do for my patients is, first of all, to feel at ease. Number two, understand their disease process, and number three, to really get to know how complex the treatments of cancer are and with increasing knowledge, the complexity keeps expanding.”

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