Meet the Team 
 
 
 
 
            Friedrich Schuening, MD

Dr. Schuening joined the faculty of Saint Louis University School of Medicine as a Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Schuening earned his medical degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany, followed by subspecialty training in hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He joins SLUCare from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Schuening is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. The author of numerous publications, Dr. Schuening also lectures frequently on gene therapy and cellular therapy for acute myocardial infarction and chronic coronary heart disease.  Dr. Schuening has clinical expertise in leukemia, multiple myeloma, lymphomas and bone marrow transplantation. In addition to patient care and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Schuening has research interests in gene therapy, cellular therapy and regenerative medicine.

 

Steven Pincus, MD

Dr. Pincus is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine for Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and is the Medical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.  Dr. Pincus received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1980, and a PhD in Pharmacology in 1986, also from Tulane University. His subspecialty training in medical oncology was completed at John Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD from 1987-1990. Dr. Pincus is ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He spent five years at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center prior to coming to Saint Louis University in July 1995 as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Pincus has interests in leukemia, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, blood and marrow transplant, prostate cancer and lung cancer.

 

John M. Richart, MD

Dr. Richart is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine for Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and is the Marrow Collection Facility Medical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.  Dr. Richart received his medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Richart’s training includes a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship from Saint Louis University. Dr. Richart is ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. In addition to his work as an Associate Professor, he is also Co-Program Director of the Liver Cancer Fellowship Program; Course Director, of the Clinical Trials Design Course, and he is at present the Interim Director of the Hemophilia Clinic.  Dr. Richart has interests in, malignant melanoma, multiple myeloma, liver cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma,  amyloidosis, leukemia and blood and marrow transplant.

 

Mark J. Fesler, MD

Dr. Fesler is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine for Saint Louis University School of Medicine.  He earned a medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, followed by a residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he was chief resident his final year. Dr. Fesler then returned to Saint Louis University School of Medicine to complete a fellowship in hematology and oncology.  Dr. Fesler is ABIM board-certified in Internal Medicine and both Hematology and Medical Oncology and is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Fesler has clinical expertise in lymphoma, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders, and multiple myeloma.  Dr. Fesler is a strong proponent of advancing cancer therapeutics through clinical trial enrollment and oversees the coordination of clinical trials in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. In addition to patient care and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Fesler is continuing his research interests in optimizing the care of patients with Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the utilization of molecular diagnostics to individualize cancer treatment.

 

Jack M Lionberger, MD, PhD

Saint Louis University recruited Dr. Jack Lionberger as a Hematology and Medical Oncologist in January 2012. Dr. Lionberger’s training includes an Oncology Fellowship from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington where he also became an attending physician upon graduation. Dr. Lionberger is board certified in Internal Medicine. An Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lionberger provides bone marrow transplantation services for diseases such as: lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. In addition to Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Lionberger is a basic science researcher studying the aging process of bone marrow. He obtained his PhD from the Eppley Cancer Research Training Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he also completed his medical degree.

 

Sagun Goyal, MD
Dr. Goyal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She joined the Division of Hematology and Oncology in August of 2012. She is board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology and is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Goyal has clinical expertise in lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, myeloproliferative disease, blood and bone marrow transplant. She also has clinical research interests related to hematologic malignancies and is currently involved in advancing the clinical trials available to patients with hematologic malignancies at Saint Louis University.  Dr. Goyal completed her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Prior to that, she earned her Masters of Science in Biochemistry at Oxford University in United Kingdom. She completed her Medicine residency and Hematology/Oncology fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis where she served both as chief resident and chief fellow.