Howard Paskett, PA-CThe James Cancer Center
A physician assistant is extensively trained to treat illness or disease and prescribes medication to their patients. They work on teams with a licensed physician, but can treat patients with significant autonomy. Physician assistants work in a variety of settings, including primary care and various other medical and surgical specialties.
- General Surgery
- Bone Cancer
- Surgical Wound Infection
- Surgical Wound Dehiscence
I am a physician assistant in the Division of Orthopedic Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where I specialize in treating all cancers involving the bones, many of which need surgery to prevent or treat fractures or remove primary bone tumors. Bone cancer can be a very debilitating problem, but we are able to assist patients in maximizing function along with treating their cancer.
At The James, we have assembled a top-notch team of experts in the care of sarcoma patients. This starts with world-class pathologists who work at one of the few locations in the United States that offer the option of performing a “fine-needle aspiration” biopsy during a clinic visit for a same-day diagnosis. I work directly under the direction of two orthopedic oncology surgeons who perform surgery either by themselves or in conjunction with other surgical teams from plastic surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and urological surgery. We also have medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who specialize in the care of sarcoma, in addition to a great nursing and clinical staff.
The James is an outstanding facility designed and planned to provide nothing but the best care. I really enjoy working with people who have the same passion for cancer treatment and research, as well as our shared mission of a cancer-free world.
Education and Background
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Department of Orthopaedics