Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Team

The following treatment team members specialize in gastrointestinal cancer at the Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. To make an appointment, please call The James Line at 614-293-5066 or toll-free 800-293-5066. The James Line is a free, 24-hour, confidential telephone service staffed by oncology nurses weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to provide callers with cancer information and physician referrals throughout central Ohio. For further information about a physician listed below, click on the name:


Medical Oncology

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD

Section Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Chair, OSUCCC Gastrointestinal Disease Research Group
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology

Richard Goldberg, MD
Physician-in-Chief
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

John Hays, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology


Manisha Shah, MD
Director, Neuroendocrine Tumor Program
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Christina Wu, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Surgery

Sherif Abdel-Misih, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

Mark Arnold, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Sylvestor Black, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery


Mark Bloomston, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Cancer Surgery

E. Christopher Ellison, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Upper GI and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Daniel Geisler, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Alan E. Harzman, MD
Assistant Professor-Clinical, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Colorectal Surgery

Syed Husain, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Edmund Kassis, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Kyle Perry, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Gastric and Esophogeal Surgery

W. Scott Melvin, MD
Professor of Surgery,
Chief, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Upper GI and Hepatobiliary Surgery
 
Peter Muscarella II, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Upper GI and Hepatobiliary Surgery
 

Carl R. Schmidt, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology
Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Cancer Oncology


Radiation Oncology

Terence Williams, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Evan Wuthrick, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Hepatology

James Hanje, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Gastroenterology


Darwin Conwell, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine- Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Pancreatic disorders, cystic neoplasms and pancreas cancer.

Samer Eldika, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Endoscopic ultrasound-FNA, ERCP-stenting and tissue sampling, Cholangioscopy, Ampullectomy, Esophageal and enteral stenting, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Balloon-assisted enteroscopy, and Enteral feeding tube placement.

J. Royce Groce, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
ERCP with stenting and tissue sampling, Cholangioscopy, Ampullectomy, and Enteral stenting.

Som Krishna, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Endoscopic ultrasound-FNA, ERCP-stenting and tissue sampling, Cholangioscopy, Ampullectomy, Esophageal and enteral stenting, Endoscopic mucosal resection

Sheetal Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
ERCP-stenting and tissue sampling, Esophageal and enteral stenting, Endoscopic Ultrasound-luminal lesions, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Radiofrequency ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus, Balloon-assisted enteroscopy.

Jon Walker, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Endoscopic ultrasound-FNA, Esophageal and enteral stenting, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Radiofrequency ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus, and Enteral feeding tube placement.

Hepatology


James Hanje, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Liver disease, and screening for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Robert Kirkpatrick, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Liver disease, and screening for hepatocellular carcinoma.


Doug Levin, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Liver disease, and screening for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Anthony Michaels, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Liver disease, and screening for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Contacts

Gail Davidson, RN
Disease Management Coordinator, Surgical Oncology
614-293-8936

Ericka Haverick, RN
Research Nurse
614-366-3868

Danielle Hoy
Coordinator, Surgical Oncology
614-293-4583

Gina Pfeiffer
Coordinator, Medical Oncology
614-293-8629

Katrina Wing
Coordinator, Surgical Oncology
614-293-8843

 

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 300 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu