Alicia Terando, MD

The James Cancer Center
Alicia Terando

Clinical Expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy, Segmental
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancers
  • Surgical Oncology
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I am a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. I provide care as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, working in conjunction with other oncologists and specialists to ensure an individualized, targeted treatment plan for our patients. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2016 and 2017.

Clinical interests of mine include oncoplastic lumpectomy and nipple-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer, and minimally invasive inguinal lymph node dissection for the treatment of melanoma and other cancers that have metastasized to the inguinal lymph nodes. I also serve as the local principal investigator on a number of clinical trials, both in development and ongoing, related to the treatment of breast cancer and melanoma.

I serve on the Society of Surgical Oncology Training Committee, and I am an ad hoc reviewer for a number of scientific cancer journals, including the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. I am also a four-time recipient of the BRAVO Year-End Patient Satisfaction Achievement Award given by The Ohio State University and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

Education and Background


  • MCP Hahnemann University College of Medicine

    Philadelphia, PA


  • Surgical Oncology

    John Wayne Cancer Institute

    Santa Monica, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Academic Department

  • Department of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology

I see patients at

Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212


The James at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza

2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 3/28/2017, Dr. Terando has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

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