The OSUCCC – James sarcoma treatment team members include world-renowned subspecialists 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

Howard Paskett, PA-C

I am a physician assistant in the Division of Orthopedic Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where I specialize in treating all cancers involving the bones, many of which need surgery to prevent or treat fractures or remove primary bone tumors. Read More


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

Neurosurgical Oncology

Ehud Mendel, MD

I am a tenured professor and neurosurgeon with specialty expertise in spine tumors at The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery, where I direct the Neurosurgical Spine Program and serve as vice chair of clinical affairs. 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

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

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