Treatment Team

The OSUCCC – James lymphedema treatment team members include world-renowned specialists and sub-specialists in preventing, diagnosing and treating lymphedema.

Our treatment team includes internationally recognized lymphedema experts and world-renowned oncologists, surgeons, medical researchers, genomics experts and more. Working together and across medical disciplines, this sub-specialized team develops individualized, highly targeted treatment plans for each patient.

That means our collective expertise leads to improved outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and even more hope for lymphedema patients everywhere.

To make an appointment, please call The James Line at 614-293-5066 or toll-free at 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.

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Plastic Surgeons

Albert Chao, MD

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. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2015.

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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.

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Steven Schulz, MD

I am a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast and sarcoma/extremity reconstruction as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery.

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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.

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roman skoracki

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. I am one of only a few surgeons in the country who can perform two breakthrough surgical treatments to relieve lymphedema.

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Vascular Medicine

Steven Dean

Steven Dean, DO

I am the director of the Vascular Medicine Program, director of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory and professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Physical Therapists

Karen Hock

Karen Hock, MS PT CLT-LANA

Karen Hock is a physical therapist specializing in oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema management.

Registered Dietitian

Erin Holley

Erin Holley, RD

I am a registered dietitian in the Department of Nutrition and Dietary Services who primarily works with breast cancer patients at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center.

Physician Assistants

Patrick Kearns

Patrick Kearns, PA-C

I am a physician assistant in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The James, where I help assist in reconstructive surgery for all types of cancers, with a particular focus on breast, head and neck, skin and sarcoma. I also help patients with lymphedema, which can be a side effect of cancer or cancer treatment.

Abby Williams

Abby Williams, PA-C

I am a physician assistant in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The James. I received my master’s degree from Ohio University and have been working at the OSUCCC – James since 2017, where I specialize in the management of lymphedema, which most commonly occurs due to treatment for breast cancer.

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