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Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery
Surgeon in Chief, James Comprehensive Cancer Center
Surgeon in Chief, The Ohio State University Health System
N-924 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 688-7915

  • B.A.: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1972
  • M.D.: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1977
  • Ph.D.: University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX, 1990
  • Specialty Training: General surgery residency, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1979; Surgery residency, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1982; Surgical oncology fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, TX, 1984
  • Appointment: 2013
  • Specialty Interests: Soft tissue sarcoma, sarcoma surgery
  • Research Interests: Sarcoma molecular biology, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, novel therapeutics in soft tissue sarcoma

Sherif R. Abdel-Misih, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Clinical
M-256C Starling-Loving Hall
320 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
(614) 366-3681

  • B.A.: Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., 1997
  • M.D.: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., 2003
  • M.S.: Master of Medical Science, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1999
  • Specialty Training: Residency in general surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2008; fellowship in surgical oncology, The Ohio State University, 2010 
  • Appointment: 2010
  • Specialty Interests: Minimally invasive surgical oncology, peritoneal carcinomatosis, hepato-pancreatico-biliary cancers, gastrointestinal oncology, sarcoma, melanoma, endocrine cancer
  • Research Interest: Peritoneal carcinomatosis, pancreatic cancer

Dr. AgneseDoreen M. Agnese, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery, Clinical
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Human Genetics 
N-908 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-6408

  • M.D.: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, N.J., 1993
  • Specialty Training: General surgery internship and residency, research fellowship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, N.J.; fellowship in surgical oncology and clinical cancer genetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Appointment: 2004
  • Specialty and Research Interests: Breast cancer, melanoma, cancer genetics, all aspects of surgical oncology

William E. Carson, III, M.D., FACS

Professor of Surgery
N-911 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-6306

  • B.S.: Biology, Magna Cum Laude, University of California, Irvine, Calif., 1982
  • M.D.: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1986
  • Specialty Training: General surgery, University of California, Irvine, Ca.; Fellowship in surgical oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., 1991-1993; T32 post-doctoral research fellowship in tumor immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y., 1993-1995
  • Appointment: 1997
  • Specialty Interests: Breast cancer surgery, effects of stress and anxiety on the immune system in breast cancer patients, experimental therapeutics in the setting of advanced melanoma
  • Research Interests: Immunotherapy of cancer, click for Carson Lab

Mary E. Dillhoff, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Clinical
M-256A Starling-Loving Hall
320 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
(614) 293-6408

  • B.A.: Cum Laude, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001
  • M.D.: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005
  • M.S.: Master of Medical Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2009
  • Specialty Training: General surgery residency, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2012; Surgical oncology fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2014
  • Appointment: 2014
  • Specialty Interests: Upper gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato-biliary
  • Research Interests: Regional liver directed therapies for primary and secondary malignancies

William B. Farrar, M.D.

Professor of Surgery; The Dr. Arthur G. and Mildred C. James Professor in Surgical Oncology; Director, Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center
N-911 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-8890

  • B.A.: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill., 1971
  • M.D.: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1975
  • Specialty Training: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Appointment: 1982
  • Specialty Interests: Breast disease, thyroid disease, head and neck cancer
  • Research Interests: Breast cancer (high-risk breast cancer clinic, clinical studies for the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, role of stereotactic biopsy for diagnosis, use of sestamibi in breast cancer diagnosis); thyroid cancer (role of aspiration biopsy and follicular neoplasms, extent of surgery for thyroid cancer); parathyroid disease (localization studies using sestamibi and Neoprobe)

John Harrison Howard, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
201B Starling-Loving Hall
320 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
(614) 293-7746

  • B.S.: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1997
  • M.D.: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Al., 2003
  • Specialty Training: Internship, residency, research fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham; surgical oncology fellowship, coadministrative chief fellow, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, Ca.
  • Appointment: 2012
  • Specialty interest: Metastatic melanoma

Zhiwei Hu, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor
416 Biomedical Research Tower
460 West 12th Avenue
Columbus OH 43210
(614) 685-4606

  • M.D./D.D.S.: Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, 1991
  • M.S.: Tumor Immunology: Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, 1994
  • PhD: Hunan Medical University, Changsha, Hunan, China, 1997
  • Appointment: 2012
  • Research interests: Development and translational research of dual targeting of tumor cell and tumor neovasculature for immunotherapy, gene therapy and photodynamic therapy for treatment of solid cancer and leukemia, tumor immunology with focus on antibody, antibody-like immunoconjugates (Icon) and NK cells, tumor angiogenesis and cancer stem cells.

Edward W. Martin, Jr., M.D.

martin photoProfessor of Surgery
M-256 Starling-Loving Hall
320 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
(614) 293-8843

  • B.S.: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1967
  • M.D.: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn., 1972
  • Specialty Training: National Institutes of Health training, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; American Cancer Society Advanced Fellowship, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Appointment: 1977
  • Specialty Interests: Gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Research Interests: Radioimmunoguided surgery, tumor markers, biologic response modifiers, liver metastatic model, dormant cancer cells, vaccines

John E. Phay, M.D.

phayAssociate Professor of Clinical Surgery
N-905 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-8550

  • B.A.: Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1987
  • M.D.: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., 1993
  • Specialty Training: Residency in general surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Appointment: 2009
  • Specialty Interests: Surgical oncology
  • Research Interests: Endocrine diseases

Stephen P. Povoski, M.D.

povoski photoAssociate Professor of Surgery
N-904 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-8700

  • B.S.: State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y., 1985
  • M.D.: State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, N.Y., 1989
  • Specialty Training: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Appointment: 2001
  • Specialty Interests: Breast cancer, breast diseases, risk assessment and management for high-risk breast patients
  • Research Interests: Sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy technology for breast cancer, image-guided minimally invasive breast biopsy technology, development and refinement of breast cancer imaging, detection, and therapy technologies, development of innovative strategies for perioperative and intraoperative tumor imaging and tumor detection, and development of tumor-directed surgical and non-surgical therapies, as related to many different solid malignancies  

Carl R. Schmidt, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
M-256B Starling-Loving Hall
320 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240
(614) 293-5644

  • B.S.: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1996
  • M.D.: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1999
  • M.S.: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 2004
  • Specialty Training: Residency in general surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.; fellowship in surgical oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Appointment: 2008
  • Specialty Interests: Hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal oncology
  • Research Interests: Clinical trials in GI malignancies

Lawrence A. Shirley, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Clinical
N-907 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-8550

  • B.A.: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2000
  • M.D.: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 2004
  • M.S.: Master of Medical Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2014
  • Specialty Training: General surgery residency, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 20011; Surgical Oncology Fellowship, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2014; 
  • Appointment: 2014
  • Specialty Interests: Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Diseases
  • Research Interests: Development of novel therapeutics for aggressive thyroid cancer.  Determining the role of tumor microenvironment in thyroid cancer progression.

Anne Strohecker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Biomedical Research Tower #514
460 W 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 685-9252

  • B.A.: Biology, Scripps College [The Claremont Colleges] Claremont, CA 1999
  • Ph.D.: Northwestern University, Evanston IL 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey/ Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
  • Research Interests: The role of autophagy in cancer

 


Alicia M. Terando, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Clinical
N914 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Ave. 
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-3806

  • B.S.: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1994
  • M.D.: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1998
  • Specialty Training: Fellowship in research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi., 2004; residency in general surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi., 2006; fellowship in surgical oncology, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, Ca., 2009
  • Appointment: 2010
  • Specialty Interests: Surgical and multimodal immunotherapy for high-risk/metastatic melanoma
  • Research Interests: Tissue culture, flow cytometry, murine experimental techniques

Lisa D. Yee, M.D.yee photo
Associate Professor of Surgery
N-911 Doan Hall
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1228
(614) 293-6654

  • B.A.: University of California, San Diego, Calif., 1982
  • M.D.: Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1986
  • Specialty Training: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Fla.
  • Appointed: 1996
  • Specialty Interests: General surgical oncology
  • Research Interests: Tumor progression and metastasis