Dr. Jamie Waselenko was born in Kentucky and raised in Michigan, where she graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University in 1988. She then attended medical school while serving in the United States Army at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. She is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and holds professional associations in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and American Society of Hematology.
Dr. Waselenko then completed her internal medicine internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), her internal medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, and her hematology and oncology fellowship at WRAMC. She received additional post-graduate training in translational research and bone marrow transplantation at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Waselenko served at two of the Army's teaching hospitals, WRAMC and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She proudly served 17 years in the U.S. Army and thoroughly enjoyed caring for military beneficiaries.
After completing her service obligation, Dr. Waselenko joined the research team at Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Tennessee Oncology to develop a leukemia program and lead a team to create a new stem cell transplant program. While there, she became clinical director of the Sarah Cannon Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and the director of leukemia research at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute. Dr. Waselenko has conducted research and has publications focused on leukemia, lymphoma, stem cell transplantation, and acute radiation syndrome management.
Dr. Waselenko is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. She offers a unique approach, utilizing personalized, faith-based medicine in her practice to provide state of the art care to patients with both blood disorders and cancer. She sees patients with virtually all facets of blood and cancer diagnoses. She also offers prayer to patients and families at their request.
Dr. Waselenko is active with her church and periodically joins others in mission work around the globe. She enjoys reading, serving others, and spending time with her husband and best friend, Joseph, and their children.