I am a surgical oncologist, clinical geneticist and researcher who treats patients with breast cancer, melanoma and strong family histories of cancer. As a surgeon, I specialize in treating high-risk breast cancer patients and in assessing cutaneous, subcutaneous and nodal masses, and performing appropriate resections. As a geneticist, I advise patients on risk assessments based on family history, options for genetic testing and preventive screening, and treatments. My research focuses on all aspects of surgical oncology and cancer genetics, in particular breast tumors associated with the inheritable BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, two of the most prominent genes associated with breast cancer risk.
In addition to my clinical work, I am committed to educating the next generation of oncologists. I teach and mentor young physicians, plan extension and continuing education programs, and train students in genetic counseling. I have published my work extensively in terms of both research and teaching. My writing has been published as book chapters, curriculum, reports and much more.
I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2017-2019 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2016 and 2017. I also serve as a member of the Committee on Applicants for the American College of Surgeons (Ohio District #3).
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 12/20/2018, Dr. Agnese has reported no relationships with companies or entities.
The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page
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Overall Ratings (out of 213 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
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Patient Comments (12 total comments)
They were very patient in answering our questions loved that they spoke directly to the patient and/had genuine concern.
Very personable and kind - good bed side manner.
She is a very kind and knowledgeable dr. they were all very nice.
My doctor went beyond just my physical concerns today. She handled some paperwork I needed completed. She is a great doctor!
Dr. Agnese is amazing at what she does.
they always how im feeling and if I need anything
Dr. Agnese has been thoroughly professional, yet personal. Very informative and reassuring -