James Cantrell

Birmingham Doctor


Dr. Cantrell, along with Dr. Jimmie Harvey, founded Birmingham Hematology and Oncology Associates in 1984.  Their collective vision was to establish a network of quality Medical Oncology programs in community hospitals, filling an unmet need at the time to serve cancer patients in central Alabama.  That inital vision almost 30 years ago has grown into Alabama Oncology, with its 18 physicians and 9 cancer clinics.


Oncologist - Cancer


Mercer University, Macon, GA
West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Internship – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Residency – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Fellowships – Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Center
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.


Medical Director, Bruno Cancer Center, St. Vincent’s Hospital
Birmingham, AL
President and Managing Partner, Birmingham Hematology Oncology Assoc.
Birmingham, AL
Red Cross Advisory Board
Oncotech, Inc., Scientific Advisory Road
Tracon Pharmaceuticals, Board of Directors
Board of Governors, Altamont School
Chairman of Cancer Committee, St. Vincent’s Hospital
President, St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Staff
Board Member, St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation
Director of Clinical Research, Alabama Oncology


American Society of Clinical Oncology
Jefferson County Medical Society
Medical Association of Alabama
American Cancer Society, Jefferson County Board


American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
Medical Oncology Subspecialty Board, 1983
Hematology Subspecialty Board, 1984