Timothy Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH

The James Cancer Center
Timothy Pawlik

Clinical Expertise

  • Gallbladder Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Liver Cancers
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancers
  • Surgical Oncology
Insurance Information

Gender

Male

I’m a surgical oncologist with a focus on treating patients with liver, gallbladder, pancreatic and neuroendocrine tumors. I serve as the surgeon in chief of the Wexner Medical Center, the chair of the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at Ohio State, 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

Education

  • Tufts University School of Medicine

    Boston, MA

Fellowship

  • Surgical Oncology

    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Houston, TX

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Academic Department

  • Department of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology

I see patients at

The James at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza

2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221

614-293-3885


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 3/26/2018, Dr. Pawlik has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • Springer Publishing Company
  • West Virginia University

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