Laura Skoracki, 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.
- Skin Cancers
- Parotid Cancers
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Oropharyngeal Cancers
- Salivary Gland Cancers
I’m a physician assistant in the Department of Otolaryngology at The James who specializes in treating patients with head and neck cancer. With 18 years of experience in surgical reconstruction and cancer care, I enjoy helping our patients understand the disease process and the different treatment options available, as well as assisting them to the best of my ability in the operating room.
The OSUCCC – James offers cutting-edge treatment including clinical trials and targeted immunotherapy. As a high-volume center for cancer, we are able to fine tune our surgical and radiation treatments so that they’re always improving. Each week, a multidisciplinary tumor board comprised of radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, clinic staff and research staff discuss and communicate in person the best treatment options for any patient with advanced disease or recurrence.
By working at the OSUCCC – James, I like knowing that my skills are serving our patients to the fullest potential and enjoy working in a team environment to provide the best care possible.
Education and Background
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Department of Otolaryngology