Stephen Povoski P MD

Stephen Povoski P MD
Assoc ProfessorCollege of
N914 Doan Hall 410 W 10th Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614293-8700Fax: (614) 293-3465
  • Non-Member

General Research Interest

Breast cancer, intraoperative tumor-specific detection and imaging technology

Research Description

Dr. Povoski's clinical and research interests include many diverse aspects of breast cancer, including sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy technology, developing innovative intraoperative tumor-specific detection and imaging technology, developing and refining innovative breast imaging technology, and image-guided minimally-invasive breast biopsy technology. Dr. Povoski's interests are in several arenas of surgical oncology, including sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy technology, minimally-invasive breast biopsy technology, perioperative and intraoperative use of 18F-FDG imaging and detection technology, utilization of venous cutdown techniques (cephalic vein and external jugular vein) for chronic indwelling central venous access device placement, utilization of stapling devices for pancreatic surgery, and the evaluation of the utility of preoperative biliary decompression of jaundice caused by pancreatic and peripancreatic malignancies. 

Current Publications

  • Fagundes CP, Jaremka LM, Glaser R, Alfano CM, Povoski SP, Lipari AM, Agnese DM, Yee LD, Carson WE 3rd, Farrar WB, Malarkey WB, Chen M, Kiecolt-Glaser JKAttachment anxiety is related to Epstein-Barr virus latency.Brain Behav Immun 41 232-8 10/1/2014
  • Chapman GJ, Povoski SP, Hall NC, Murrey DA Jr, Lee R, Martin EW JrComparison of two threshold detection criteria methodologies for determination of probe positivity for intraoperative in situ identification of presumed abnormal 18F-FDG-avid tissue sites during radioguided oncologic surgery.BMC Cancer in press 667 9/13/2014
  • Jaremka LM, Andridge RR, Fagundes CP, Alfano CM, Povoski SP, Lipari AM, Agnese DM, Arnold MW, Farrar WB, Yee LD, Carson WE, Bekaii-Saab T, Martin EW, Schmidt CR, Kiecolt-Glaser JKPain, depression, and fatigue: Loneliness as a longitudinal risk factor.Health Psychol 33 948-57 9/1/2014
  • Hughes S, Jaremka LM, Alfano CM, Glaser R, Povoski SP, Lipari AM, Agnese DM, Farrar WB, Yee LD, Carson WE 3rd, Malarkey WB, Kiecolt-Glaser JKSocial support predicts inflammation, pain, and depressive symptoms: longitudinal relationships among breast cancer survivors.Psychoneuroendocrinology 42 38-44 4/1/2014
  • Povoski SP, Jimenez RE, Wang WPUse of an intraoperative ultrasonography-guided localization and tissue fixation device demonstrates less margin positivity during breast-conserving surgery for invasive breast cancer than standard preoperative needle-wire localization: a retrospective comparative analysis in a consecutively treated case series.Clin Breast Cancer 14 46-52 2/1/2014
  • Povoski SP, Murrey DA Jr, Smith SM, Martin EW Jr, Hall NC18F-FDG PET/CT oncologic imaging at extended injection-to-scan acquisition time intervals derived from a single-institution 18F-FDG-directed surgery experience: feasibility and quantification of 18F-FDG accumulation within 18F-FDG-avid lesions and background tissues.BMC Cancer 14 453 1/1/2014
  • Kocak E, Nagel TW, Hulsen JH 3rd, Carruthers KH, Povoski SP, Salgado CJ, Chao AHBiologic matrices in oncologic breast reconstruction after mastectomy.Expert Rev Med Devices 11 65-75 1/1/2014
  • Ding H, Carlton MM, Povoski SP, Milum K, Kumar K, Kothandaraman S, Hinkle GH, Colcher D, Brody R, Davis PD, Pokora A, Phelps M, Martin EW Jr, Tweedle MFSite specific discrete PEGylation of (124)I-labeled mCC49 Fab' fragments improves tumor MicroPET/CT imaging in mice.Bioconjug Chem 24 1945-54 11/20/2013
  • Miller B, Hitchcock CL, Allen HC, Povoski SP, Martin EW Jr, Coe JV, Chen Z, Butke RInfrared metrics for fixation-free liver tumor detection.J Phys Chem B 117 12442-50 10/17/2013
  • Chao AH, Meyerson J, Kocak E, Povoski SPA review of devices used in the monitoring of microvascular free tissue transfers.Expert Rev Med Devices 10 649-60 9/1/2013
  • Shapiro CL, Mrózek E, Povoski SPThe challenges of individualized care for older patients with localized breast cancer.Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 13 963-73 8/1/2013
  • Povoski SP, Deck K, Schneebaum S, Hall NC, Hoh CK, Limmer KK, Krontiras H, Frazier TG, Cox C, Avisar E, Wallace AM, Han LK, Faries M, King DW, Christman L, Vera DRComparative evaluation of [(99m)tc]tilmanocept for sentinel lymph node mapping in breast cancer patients: results of two phase 3 trials.Ann Surg Oncol 20 2590-9 8/1/2013
  • Lindgren ME, Fagundes CP, Alfano CM, Povoski SP, Agnese DM, Arnold MW, Farrar WB, Yee LD, Carson WE, Schmidt CR, Kiecolt-Glaser JKBeta-blockers may reduce intrusive thoughts in newly diagnosed cancer patients.Psychooncology 22 1889-94 8/1/2013
  • Povoski SP, Davis PD, Colcher D, Martin EW JrSingle molecular weight discrete PEG compounds: emerging roles in molecular diagnostics, imaging and therapeutics.Expert Rev Mol Diagn 13 315-9 5/1/2013
  • Hall NC, Povoski SP, Zhang J, Knopp MV, Martin EW JrUse of intraoperative nuclear medicine imaging technology: strategy for improved patient management.Expert Rev Med Devices 10 149-52 3/1/2013
  • Bahnson RR, Povoski SP, Hall NC, Murrey DA Jr, Sharp DS, Hitchcock CL, Mojzisik CM, Bahnson EE, Knopp MV, Martin EW JrMultimodal imaging and detection strategy with 124 I-labeled chimeric monoclonal antibody cG250 for accurate localization and confirmation of extent of disease during laparoscopic and open surgical resection of clear cell renal cell carcinoma.Surg Innov 20 59-69 2/1/2013
  • Povoski SP, Chapman GJ, Murrey DA Jr, Lee R, Martin EW Jr, Hall NCIntraoperative detection of ¹⁸F-FDG-avid tissue sites using the increased probe counting efficiency of the K-alpha probe design and variance-based statistical analysis with the three-sigma criteria.BMC Cancer 13 98 1/1/2013
  • Povoski SP, Hall NCRecognizing the role of surgical oncology and cancer imaging in the multidisciplinary approach to cancer: an important area of future scholarly growth for BMC Cancer.BMC Cancer 13 355 1/1/2013
  • Tiwari P, Coriddi M, Salani R, Povoski SPBreast and gynecologic cancer-related extremity lymphedema: a review of diagnostic modalities and management options.World J Surg Oncol 11 237 1/1/2013

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