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

Gynecologic Oncology

Larry Copeland, MD

I’m a gynecologic oncologist specializing in ovarian, uterine, endometrial, cervical and other female cancers. I received my medical training from the University of Western Ontario, and I completed my residency in obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University. Read More

Jeffrey Fowler, MD

I am a professor of gynecologic oncology at The Ohio State University and have been in practice since 1991. I have extensive expertise in the latest surgical techniques including radical pelvic surgery, pelvic reconstruction and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Read More

David O'Malley, MD

I am a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where I've been a faculty member since 2005. Read More

Medical Oncology

James Chen, MD

I’m a medical oncologist treating patients with sarcomas as well as poorly classified and difficult treat tumors. My primary role is to treat the complete patient, not just the cancer. Read More

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. At The Ohio State University, I serve as an assistant professor in Medical Oncology and in Biomedical Informatics. Read More

Orthopaedic Oncology

Thomas Scharschmidt, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist treating patients with musculoskeletal cancers. My area of expertise is orthopaedic surgery, with a special focus on bone cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, spine surgery and limb salvage. Read More

Radiation Oncology

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

Eric Miller, MD, PhD

I am a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal and head and neck cancers. I work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including surgeons and medical oncologists to deliver top-notch care to our patients using specialized treatment modalities like stereotactic body radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, image-guided radiation therapy and Y-90 radioembolization. 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

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

Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD

I am a surgical oncologist treating patients with soft tissue sarcomas. I have specific expertise with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, Kaposi sarcoma, spine sarcoma and myxosarcoma. Read More

Plastic and 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

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

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

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

Neurosurgical Oncology

Ehud Mendel, MD

I’m the director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute’s Spine Oncology Program and a clinical director of the Spine Research Institute. Read More

Thomas Scharschmidt, MD

I’m a surgical oncologist treating patients with musculoskeletal cancers. My area of expertise is orthopaedic surgery, with a special focus on bone cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, spine surgery and limb salvage. Read More

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