James E Splichal, MD, is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. He brings his patients a medical philosophy and sense of humor honed by his Nebraska roots, medical training in military hospitals and service as a U.S. Air Force physician. An international politics graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and a medical school graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, Dr. Splichal also was an assistant professor of medicine in the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Splichal joined UCBC in 2006 after four years as a stem cell transplant physician in hematology and oncology at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, TX. His research on Lovastatin for the prevention of Melanoma was published in the Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Proceedings of Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. He also wrote a summary of Acute Tumor Lysis Syndrome that is included in the text, Pocket ICU Management. Dr. Splichal also participates in all clinical trials currently offered with the UCBC Clinical Research Team.
Dr. Splichal frequently gives entertaining talks to community groups about cancer prevention, early detection, and the newest treatments. He is attending physician at Athens Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Healthcare System, Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder, and Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe. Since March 2007, Dr. Splichal has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgia Regents University. His professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Society of Hematology.
Dr. Splichal, his wife, and their nine children are active in the Athens area, especially with their church, the homeschooling community, horseback riding, and with the Boy Scouts.