Team

Meet the experts who make OSUCCC-James a nationally-recognized leader in cancer care and research.

Medical Oncology

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Section Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology 
Chair, OSUCCC Gastrointestinal Disease Research Group
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

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

John Hays, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology

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


Surgery

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

Sylvestor Black, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

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

Mark Bloomston, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program

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


 
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.



Endoscopic Procedures

John Walker, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenetrology
Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastroesophageal  and Pancreatic Cancers

Contacts

Gail Davidson, RN
Disease Management Coordinator, Surgical Oncology

Ericka Haverick, RN
Research Nurse
614-366-3868

Danielle Hoy
Coordinator, Surgical Oncology
614-293-4583

Leigh Weldy
Disease Management Coordinator, Medical Oncology
614-293-5860

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) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu