Stephen P Povoski MD

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

General Research Interest

Breast cancer, intraoperative tumor-specific detection and imaging technology

Research Description

Dr. Stephen P. Povoski is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology of the Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University and is the Director of the High Risk and Breast Cancer Prevention Program at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. His current clinic 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. He is well-published within 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. He is currently the Deputy Editor of the World Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Current Publications

  • Kiecolt-Glaser JKSocial support predicts inflammation, pain, and depressive symptoms: Longitudinal relationships among breast cancer survivors.Psychoneuroendocrinology 42 38-44 4/1/2014
  • 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
  • Chen Z, Butke R, Miller B, Hitchcock CL, Allen HC, Povoski SP, Martin EW, Coe JVInfrared metrics for fixation-free liver tumor detection.J Phys Chem B 117 12442-50 10/17/2013
  • 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 CoClin Breast Cancer in press 9/27/2013
  • 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(1) 237 9/22/2013
  • 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 in press 8/19/2013
  • 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(8) 1889-94 8/1/2013
  • Wallace AM, Han LK, Povoski SP, Deck K, Schneebaum S, Hall NC, Hoh CK, Limmer KK, Krontiras H, Frazier TG, Cox C, Avisar E, 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(8) 2590-9 8/1/2013
  • Mrózek E, Povoski SP, Shapiro CLThe challenges of individualized care for older patients with localized breast cancer.Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 13(8) 963-73 8/1/2013
  • 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 7/23/2013
  • Povoski SP, Chapman GJ, Murrey DA, Lee R, Martin EW, 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 3/4/2013
  • Povoski SP, Hall NC, Murrey DA Jr, Sharp DS, Hitchcock CL, Mojzisik CM, Bahnson EE, Knopp MV, Martin EW Jr, Bahnson RRMultimodal 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(1) 59-69 2/1/2013

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