Benjamin T. Herms, M.D.
Medical Oncology and Hematology
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Benjamin T. Herms is a medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in lung cancer and genitourinary cancer. Dr. Herms is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and serves as OHC’s principal investigator for genitourinary clinical trials. He also has a special interest in palliative care.
“Specializing in cancer care gives me the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of science and medicine with the opportunity to interact very personally with my patients and their families. I take the time to get to know them so I can identify additional support they may need and help them through their cancer journey,” said Dr. Herms.
In his free time, Dr. Herms enjoys spending time with his family: his wife, their four children and their dog.
Education & Training
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
Residency: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Fellowship: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Dr. Herms has been the best oncologist since my journey with CML started in 2001. He has always been very kind, patient and never in a rush to move on. All of his staff knows me well and are very kind as well. – Evelyn, December 2019
Dr. Herms is the best. – Carolyn, November 2019
Dr. Ben Herms saved my life, literally I had 4th stage lung cancer and I was taking IV chemo therapy, and it was making me so sick that I would have to have fluids put back in my body. It looked bleak, but I went to see Ben, who has been a long-time friend of my family, and he suggested getting blood test to see if I was ALK positive. Lucky for me, I was, which meant I could stop the IV therapy and take a chemo pill twice a day. After most doctors gave me 3 to 6 months, here I am exactly 3 years later cancer-free. Thank you Ben, for letting me have my life back, I will be forever in your debt and you will be forever in my prayers. – Peggy, October 2019
Dr. Herms is such a caring and compassionate doctor! Thank you to Dr. Herms and all oncologists who work SO hard to help patients with cancer!!! – Jennifer, June 2019
Dr. Herms and the staff always make you feel like you are special. – Pamela, April 2019