Robert Wesolowski, MD

The James Cancer Center
Robert Wesolowski

Clinical Expertise

  • Medical Oncology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Carcinoma, Ductal
  • Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
  • Carcinoma, Lobular
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancers
  • Carcinoma, Medullary
Insurance Information

Gender

Male

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I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

My clinical specialties include female and male breast cancers, breast cancer immunology, ductal breast carcinomas, lobular carcinomas, medullary carcinomas, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, and inflammatory breast cancers.

My research focuses on breast cancer immunology. I study the interaction of the immune system with cancer with the goal of improving and expanding the use of immunotherapies to shrink tumors. I am leading a research project on myeloid-derived suppressor cells, which is a scientific way of describing a group of cells that expand during cancer and suppress T-cells (white blood cells that boost immunity). In treating breast cancer patients, we use immunotherapy to shrink tumors before they are surgically removed. In most cases, patients have better outcomes. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells play an important role in regulating the immune system. If we can learn more about how they work, we could design new immunotherapy therapeutic targets to treat breast cancer.

In addition to treating patients and conducting research, I manage the OSUCCC – James Medical Oncology Phase I Clinical Trials Meeting, where we review all phase I trials for patients with solid tumors.

In 2013, I was recognized as a high-performing physician at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center based on patient-satisfaction scores. I was also listed among the top 10 percent of physicians who achieved highest patient satisfaction on a national level. Also in 2013, I received the Physician "Champion of Nursing" Excellence Award from the OSUCCC – James. I am also honored to be a Courage, Conquer & Cure Foundation Award recipient for showing dedication to breast cancer research and outstanding patient care.


Education and Background

Education

  • SUNY Downstate Medical College

    Brooklyn, NY

Residencies

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Cleveland, OH

Fellowship

  • Hematology/Oncology

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

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