Ocular Melanoma Treatment Team

The OSUCCC – James ocular melanoma treatment team members include world-renowned sub-specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, genetic sequencing and treatment of melanoma cancers.

To make an appointment, please call The James Line at 614-293-5066 or toll-free 800-293-5066. The James Line is a free, confidential telephone service staffed by 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

Kari Kendra, MD, PhD

I am a medical oncologist focusing on skin cancers and an associate professor of internal medicine. Read More

Thomas Olencki, DO

As a medical oncologist, I treat patients with kidney cancer and skin cancers such as melanoma, squamous cell, basal cell, Merkel cell and adnexal carcinomas. Read More

Joanne Jeter, MD

I’m an oncologist with a special focus on genetics. Read More

Surgical Oncology

Carl Schmidt, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist and specialize in the areas of liver, pancreatic and stomach cancer. Read More

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

Sherif Abdel-Misih, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist with a focus on treating patients with a variety of gastrointestinal cancers. Read More

Mary Dillhoff, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist with a specialty in diagnosing and treating patients with tumors of the liver, bile duct, pancreas and stomach. Read More

Radiation Oncology

Douglas Martin, MD

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

Allison Quick, MD

I am a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or gynecologic cancers. Read More

Dukagjin Blakaj, MD, PhD

I’m a radiation oncologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University. Read More

Interventional Radiology

Kristin Dittmar, MD

I am the Section Head of Body Interventional Radiology and an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology. Read More

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