Dr. Charles J Link MD Hematologist

Dr. Charles Link is a hematologist in Des Moines, Iowa. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. He is one of 8 doctors at Iowa Lutheran Hospital and one of 8 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center who specialize in Hematology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Hematologist: General Hematology

Hospital Affiliation

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
High performing in Cancer

Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines
High performing in Cancer

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1985 - 1988

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 1988 - 1989

Stanford University School of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Medical Oncology

IA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

U6 promoter enhanced GlnUAG suppressor tRNA has higher suppression efficacy and can be stably expressed in 293 cells.
Koukuntla, R.,Ramsey, W. J.,Young, W. B.,Link, C. J.

Cellular immunotherapy study of prostate cancer patients and resulting IgG responses to peptide epitopes predicted from prostate tumor-associated autoantigens.
Hemstreet, G. P.,Rossi, G. R.,Pisarev, V. M.,Enke, C. A.,Helfner, L.,Hauke, R. J.,Tennant, L.,Ramsey, W. J.,Vahanian, N. N.,Link, C. J.

IDO inhibits a tryptophan sufficiency signal that stimulates mTOR: A novel IDO effector pathway targeted by D-1-methyl-tryptophan.
Metz, R.,Rust, S.,Duhadaway, J. B.,Mautino, M. R.,Munn, D. H.,Vahanian, N. N.,Link, C. J.,Prendergast, G. C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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