The OSUCCC – James sarcoma treatment team members include world-renowned sub-specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, genetic sequencing and treatment of bone and spine sarcoma.

To make an appointment, please call The James Line at 614-293-5066 or 800-293-5066. The James Line is a free, confidential telephone service staffed by oncology nurses to provide callers with information and physician referrals. The James Line is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

For additional information about a physician or other expert listed below, pleases click on the name.

Orthopaedic Oncology

Joel Mayerson, MD

I am an orthopaedic oncologist specializing in bone and soft tissue cancers in the arms, legs and pelvis. Read More

Thomas Scharschmidt, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist treating patients with musculoskeletal cancers. Read More

Pathology

Christina Arnold, MD

I am a pathologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers, soft tissue cancers and gastrointestinal diseases. Read More

Medical Oncology

David Liebner, MD

I am a medical oncologist with a clinical specialization in bone and soft-tissue sarcoma and a research focus in cancer bioinformatics. Read More

James Chen, MD

I’m a medical oncologist treating patients with sarcomas as well as poorly classified and difficult treat tumors. Read More

Neurosurgical Oncology

Ehud Mendel, MD

I’m a neurosurgeon, the clinical director of Ohio State’s Spinal Biodynamics and Ergonomics Laboratory, and a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedics and integrated engineering. Read More

James Elder, MD

I am the director of neurosurgical oncology and an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University. Read More

Radiation Oncology

Douglas Martin, MD

I’m a radiation oncologist and the Clinical Director for the Department of Radiation Oncology. Read More

Karl Haglund, MD, PhD

I’m a radiation oncologist with clinical expertise in adult and pediatric sarcomas (tumors of soft tissues and bone) and thoracic tumors (tumors of the lung and thymus gland). Read More

Meng Welliver, MD

I’m a radiation oncologist with a specialized focus on patients with thoracic cancers, soft tissue sarcomas and blood cancers (including lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma). Read More

Surgical Oncology

John Harrison Howard, MD

I am an Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology at The James with a clinical practice focused on the surgical treatment of melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma and retroperitoneal sarcoma. Read More

Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD

I am a surgical oncologist treating patients with soft tissue sarcomas. Read More

Valerie Grignol, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist who treats patients suffering from breast cancer and sarcoma. Read More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Albert Chao, MD

As a specialist in reconstructive surgery at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, I perform reconstructive surgery – from trauma-related to reconstruction surgery in patients with all types of cancer. Read More

Ian Valerio, MD

As a plastic surgeon, I specialize in wound and burn reconstruction, limb salvage, traumatic reconstruction and oncologic or tumor based reconstruction. Read More