Stephanie Congrove, 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.
- Nasopharyngeal Cancers
- Pharyngeal Cancers
- Tongue Cancers
- Skin Cancers
- Thyroid Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancers
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Salivary Gland Cancers
- Tracheal Stenosis
I am a physician assistant in the Department of Otolaryngology at the OSUCCC – James, where I treat patients diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck region, including tongue cancer, throat cancer, laryngeal cancer, thyroid cancer, salivary gland cancer, as well as diseases that may occur from head and neck cancer treatment such as osteoradionecrosis of the mandible, tracheal stenosis and more.
It has always been my dream to work at Ohio State, as I have a very personal connection to the university and the accompanying medical center. My dad was diagnosed with Stage V head and neck cancer in 2008 and was treated at The James, and he recently celebrated his eighth year of being cancer-free. I feel like I can connect to my patients better because of what my dad went through.
As a part of the fourth highest-ranked Otolaryngology program in the United States, it’s great to know that we’re helping to change lives on a daily basis. Working at The James is a very rewarding experience, and it’s an honor to be able to contribute to the hospital’s mission to provide quality, individualized care to those that need it most.
Education and Background
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Department of Otolaryngology