Stephen Povoski, MD

The James Cancer Center
Stephen Povoski

Clinical Expertise

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
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I am a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with breast cancer and other breast-related disease.

My research interests primarily focus on the role of surgical oncology and imaging in cancer care. I develop strategies for perioperative and intraoperative tumor detection and imaging. I also develop tumor-directed surgical and non-surgical therapeutic interventions using molecular targeting agents. I strongly believe in adopting these technologies within the context of a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with cancer. Many studies have shown that adopting this approach, as we have done at Ohio State, leads to better outcomes for patients.

I have presented and published extensively within several arenas of surgical oncology, such as sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy technology, minimally invasive breast biopsy technology, perioperative and intraoperative detection and imaging technology, among other areas. In addition, I have served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals, and I serve as the section editor for the Surgical Oncology, Cancer Imaging, and Interventional Therapeutics Section of the journal BMC Cancer.

Education and Background


  • SUNY Health Science Center

    Syracuse, NY


  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

    Cincinnati, OH


  • Surgical Oncology

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Academic Department

  • Department of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology
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