The OSUCCC – James breast cancer treatment team members include world-renowned breast cancer subspecialists in the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of individual breast cancers.

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, would like a second opinion, or would like more information on clinical trials available at the OSUCCC – James, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066. The James Line is a free, confidential telephone service staffed by oncology nurses to provide callers with cancer information and physician referrals. The James Line is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Medical Oncology

Mathew Cherian, MBBS

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the most common types of cancer in women in the United States. Read More

Maryam Lustberg, MD

I am an associate professor on the tenure track in the Division of Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University, where I specialize in treating patients with breast cancer and conduct world-class NIH-funded research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Read More

Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD

I joined the OSUCCC – James as a breast medical oncologist in 2006 and have since been very active in clinical and translational research in breast cancer. Read More

Sagar Sardesai, MBBS

I’m a breast medical oncologist and researcher who joined the Division of Medical Oncology in 2016 after fellowship training in hematology and oncology at Indiana University. Read More

Daniel Stover, MD

I am a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer and a scientist focusing on improving the understanding and treatment of breast cancer. Read More

Jeffrey VanDeusen, MD, PhD

I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2018-2019 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017. Read More

Robert Wesolowski, MD

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer. My clinical specialties include female and male breast cancers, breast cancer immunology, ductal breast carcinomas, lobular carcinomas, medullary carcinomas, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, and inflammatory breast cancers. Read More

Nicole Williams, MD

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in managing the treatment of patients with breast cancer. I treat patient in all stages of the disease. I treat patients of all ages, including the elderly; my postdoctoral training included a fellowship in geriatric medicine. Read More

Dawn Denton, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner specializing in the medical aspect of breast cancer management. I received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and became certified via the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Read More

Elizabeth Kress, APRN-CNP

I’m a nurse practitioner in the Division of Medical Oncology at The James. I received my master’s degree in nursing from The Ohio State University and have been working at the OSUCCC – James since 2015, where I specialize in treating patients with breast cancer. Read More

Maria Patterson, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner in the Division of Medical Oncology with more than 12 years of nursing experience. I received my master’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2011 and have been working at The James as a CNP since graduation. Read More

Melissa Sullivan, APRN-CNP

I’m a nurse practitioner in the Division of Medical Oncology at The James. After graduating from Wright State University in the highly competitive BEACON program, I went on to receive my master’s degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Wright State. Read More

Kristin Woodworth, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner in the Division of Medical Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where I specialize in treating patients with breast cancer. Women’s health is my passion, and I am very interested in making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by this disease. Read More

Radiation Oncology

Jose Bazan, MD

I’m a radiation oncologist with clinical expertise in treating non-small cell carcinomas of the lung, and a variety of breast carcinomas such as ductal, intraductal, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and male breast cancer. Read More

Julia White, MD

I am a breast cancer physician and radiation oncologist who specializes in designing targeted radiation treatment plans for women with breast cancer. Read More

Amber Holbrook, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology, where I specialize in caring for breast cancer patients. My role at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center is not only the perfect mix of my passions – caring for oncology patients, women’s health and imaging – but it’s also intellectually and emotionally fulfilling, as every day brings new challenges and rewards. Read More

Surgical Oncology

Doreen Agnese, MD

I am a surgical oncologist, clinical geneticist and researcher who treats patients with breast cancer, melanoma and strong family histories of cancer. Read More

William Carson, MD

I am a U. S. board certified surgeon and formally trained surgical oncologist who has been engaged in the study of the immune response to cancer for the past two decades. Read More

William Farrar, MD

I am a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. I’ve held a number of institutional, state and national leadership roles over the course of my career. Read More

Valerie Grignol, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist who treats patients suffering from sarcoma, desmoid tumors and breast cancer. Although my specialty is surgery, I consider myself a cancer doctor first and foremost. Read More

Ko Un Park, MD

I am a breast surgical oncologist who specializes in the multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer patients. I have specific expertise with oncoplastic operations, including breast conserving therapy and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Read More

Stephen Povoski, MD

I am a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with breast cancer and other breast-related disease. I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2011-2019. Read More

Alexandria Christian, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where I assist in the treatment and management of breast cancer, benign breast conditions and acute breast problems. I am passionate about my career at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center because I get to help patients and their families through a very difficult and often scary part of their lives. Read More

Dawn Denton, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner specializing in the medical aspect of breast cancer management. I received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and became certified via the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Read More

Rachael Gourley, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, where I treat patients who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer based on known genetic mutations, family history or personal medical history such as previous radiation exposure. Read More

Caitlyn Hull, APRN-CNP

I’m a certified nurse practitioner in the Division of Surgical Oncology at The James who specializes in woman’s health. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a master’s degree in nursing, I began working at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, where I primarily treat patients with breast cancer. Read More

Clinical Cancer Genetics

Doreen Agnese, MD

I am a surgical oncologist, clinical geneticist and researcher who treats patients with breast cancer, melanoma and strong family histories of cancer. Read More

Joanne Jeter, MD

I’m an oncologist with a special focus on genetics. I have a clinical practice in medical oncology treating patients with advanced melanoma and patients with germline mutations that predispose them to many other types of cancer such as breast, ovarian and colon cancers. Read More

Reconstructive Surgery

Albert Chao, MD

As a specialist of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, I perform the full spectrum of procedures in this specialty, including those related to cancer, trauma, and congenital conditions. Read More

Matthew Chetta, MD

I am a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast cancer reconstruction and provide the full complement of breast reconstructive options, including implant-based and free-flap (DIEP, GAP, TUG and PAP flaps) options. Read More

Clara Lee, MD

As a plastic surgeon, I specialize in microsurgery and cancer reconstruction, including breast, extremity and head and neck reconstruction. Through my research, I try to understand and improve how patients and their providers make decisions about cancer surgery, with a specific focus on breast cancer patients. Read More

Steven Schulz, MD

I am a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast and sarcoma/extremity reconstruction. Plastic surgery, as a specialty, focuses on restoring form and function to significantly improve quality of life. Read More

Geoffroy Sisk, MD

I am a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a specialty focus in micro surgery, which most often involves the transfer of tissue from one part of the body to another to restore or replace tissues that have been affected by cancer. Read More

Roman Skoracki, MD

As the Division Chief for Oncologic Plastic Surgery at the OSUCCC – James, I focus on reconstruction for cancer patients, particularly microsurgery and surgical treatment for lymphedema. Read More

Natalie McConaghy, PA-C

I am a physician assistant in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The James, where I specialize in reconstructive surgery following breast cancer, sarcoma and melanoma. Read More

High-Risk Breast Cancer Program

Sagar Sardesai, MBBS

I’m a breast medical oncologist and researcher who joined the Division of Medical Oncology in 2016 after fellowship training in hematology and oncology at Indiana University. Read More

Bushra Siddiqi, MD

I am a clinical assistant professor with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center specializing in the assessment and management of high-risk breast cancer patients. Read More

Survivorship

Denise Schimming, APRN-CNP

I am a nurse practitioner with over 18 years of experience in my field. I received my master’s in nursing from The Ohio State University and have been working at The James as a CNP since 2005. Read More

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