Thomas Scharschmidt, MD

The James Cancer Center
Thomas Scharschmidt

Clinical Expertise

  • Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Limb Salvage
  • Disarticulation
  • Hemipelvectomy
  • Adamantinoma
  • Bone Cysts
  • Bone Cysts, Aneurysmal
  • Osteochondromatosis
  • Exostoses, Multiple Hereditary
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
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I’m a surgical oncologist treating patients with musculoskeletal cancers. My area of expertise is orthopaedic surgery, with a special focus on bone cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, spine surgery and limb salvage. The OSUCCC – James is home to one of the nation’s premier cancer-related orthopaedic surgery centers, where we provide comprehensive, individualized treatment for every patient.

I also serve as an assistant professor of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where I’ve received several distinguished teaching honors including being named Educator of the Year in 2012. My clinical interests include bone and soft tissue sarcomas in adults and children, complex limb reconstruction, metabolic bone disease and musculoskeletal infections.

In my work to find treatments for these types of cancers, I’ve co-authored medical articles on surgical oncology and soft tissue sarcomas, presented nearly three dozen medical abstracts worldwide and have contributed to 45 published manuscripts. Additionally, I serve on the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and as a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

I’m honored to partner with an extraordinary team of leaders who have a steadfast desire to create a cancer-free world.

Education and Background


  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

    Rootstown, OH


  • Summa Health System

    Akron, OH


  • Orthopedic Oncology

    University of Washington Medical Ctr

  • Spine Surgery

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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