Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPHThe James Cancer Center
- Surgical Oncology
- Pancreatic Cancers
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Liver Cancers
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Gallbladder Cancers
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I’m a surgical oncologist with a focus on treating patients with liver, gallbladder, pancreatic and neuroendocrine tumors. I serve as chair of the Department of Surgery at the OSUCCC – James, and as a professor of surgery for The Ohio State University. In addition to my medical degree, masters of public health and PhD, I also have a master’s in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School.
My approach to cancer is not only professional, it’s personal. As someone who comes from a family afflicted by cancer, I know all too well how difficult it can be to grapple with the diagnosis of cancer. I strive to deliver the best care possible in a multi-disciplinary, method that fosters shared decision-making, empowerment and compassion with the patient, family and members of our cancer treatment team.
Research is critically important to me, and I’ve participated in hundreds of published studies. My research focuses on better understanding the factors associated with prognosis and staging around gastrointestinal cancers. In addition, I have an interest in studying patient-physician communication and patient engagement, as well as patient perception around goals of cancer care. At the OSUCCC – James, I’m delighted to be part of a wonderful team that shares the goal of beating cancer.
Education and Background
Tufts University School of Medicine
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center
- American Board of Surgery
- Department of Surgery
- Division of Surgical Oncology
I see patients at
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. Pawlik has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.