Physician Bio

Dr. James Lasker

Dr. James Lasker

Dr. Lasker on his inspiration for becoming a physician and his motivation to work with cancer patients:

“When I was five, I decided I wanted to be a physician. I enjoyed putting Band-Aids on my family members and friends, as well as looking in their mouths with a tongue depressor.  I chose medical oncology as a specialty, because of my personal experiences with losing loved ones at an early age. I am motivated to come to work by the pure enjoyment of looking after the needs of cancer patients and their families.”

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Length of Tenure with Alabama Oncology

Joined August, 1996

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
Medical Oncology Subspecialty Board, 1993


Yale University, New Haven CT
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Past President, Managing Partner, Alabama Oncology (2013-2018)
Past Vice President, Birmingham Hematology Oncology Associates, L.L.C.(2010-2013)
Chairman Credentials Committee Baptist Princeton Hospital
President Medical Staff Baptist Princeton Hospital 2009-2011
Vice President Medical Staff Baptist Princeton Hospital 2007-2009
Secretary Medical Staff Baptist Princeton Hospital 2001
Member Executive Committee Baptist Princeton Hospital 1998-2000
Co-Director Cooper Green Hospital Medical Oncology Clinic
Director Referral Clinic Baptist Princeton Hospital
Director (Founder) Birmingham Cancer Survivor's Fund

Professional Associations

Medical Association of Alabama
Jefferson County Medical Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology