David H. Vesole, MD,PhD| Myeloma, Hematology | MedStar Health

David H. Vesole, MD,PhD
Provider accepts MedStar Select insurance

4.8 out of 5 (255 reviews)

Specialties: Myeloma, Hematology, Medical Oncology

Languages: English


About me

David H. Vesole is director of the Myeloma Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and a professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. Concurrently, he is co-director of the Myeloma Division and director of Myeloma Research at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Vesole was director of the BMT Program at Loyola University in Maywood, IL, an attending physician at St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York, and Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Board certified in medical oncology and hematology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Vesole is active in several professional organizations including the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He previously served as co-chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Myeloma Committee and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) Plasma Cell Disorder Committee where he currently sits on the Nominating Committee. He is an inspector for the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and serves on FACT's Clinical Standards, Accreditation and Data Management Task Force Committees. Additionally, Dr. Vesole is a member of the International Myeloma Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and the International Myeloma Working Group, a board member of the New York City chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and a reviewer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Translational Grant Review Committee.

Dr. Vesole has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and book chapters. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals, including the American Journal of Hematology, Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplant, Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia, Leukemia and Lymphoma and Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma & Leukemia. Dr. Vesole has presented his research at medical meetings and symposia nationally and internationally.

David H. Vesole earned a medical degree at Northwestern University and a doctorate in immunology and microbiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. His postdoctoral medical training included a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The field of multiple myeloma is continuously evolving, with marked improvements in outcomes in the past 10 years. Our program provides treatment options to patients from initial diagnosis to recurrent disease. Since the biology of myeloma is unique for each patient, we tailor treatments to each individual, ranging from conventional agents to participation in clinical trials. Our most recent focus is on harnessing the power of the immune system to provide patient-specific treatments, targeting specific pathways for disease control. Ultimately, even if the disease is not cured, we strive to offer sequential therapies that result in changing myeloma from an incurable disease to one that is chronic, resulting in prolonged survival and excellent quality of life.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia And Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS)
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease
  • Cooley Anemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Familial Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Lymphopenia
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy Of Undetermined Significance
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative Diseases
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Petechiae
  • Platelet Disorder
  • Poems Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)
  • Primary Myelofibrosis
  • Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Purpura
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Red Blood Cell Disorders
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Splenomegaly
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Venous Occlusive Crisis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
  • White Blood Cell Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Anticoagulation
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center Podium A
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-6387

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92 2nd Street
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

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Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1990)

Residency Program: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1987)

Internship Program: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1985)

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School (1984)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Nov 28, 2022

    Probably the best stem cell trabsplant specialist I've met.

  • Nov 7, 2022

    Dr. Vesole is a wonderful doctor. I am still living today b/c of his lifelong dedication to overcoming Multiple Myeloma. He's very personable & answers all questions.

  • Sep 26, 2022

    No problem