Valerie Grignol

Valerie Grignol, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5




I’m a surgical oncologist who treats patients suffering from sarcoma, desmoid tumors and breast cancer. Although my specialty is surgery, I consider myself a cancer doctor first and foremost. There are many ways to treat cancer and it’s important to consider all of them. I also serve as an assistant professor of surgery at The Ohio State University and was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” in 2019.

The multidisciplinary approach to cancer care at the OSUCCC – James is evidenced by the presence of tumor boards. These review boards ensure that each patient’s tumor receives evaluation by experts across cancer specialties. It’s a highly effective way to help customize treatment.

I am also board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Complex General Surgical Oncology and an active member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and several cooperative groups that develop clinical trials and study sarcoma treatment.

My research interests include improvement in quality of care for cancer patients through collaborative groups and the development of biomarkers for early detection and to monitor the treatment of sarcoma. Like everyone at The James, I’m inspired and driven by the opportunity to provide the best possible treatment and improve our patients’ lives and outcomes.

Education and Background


Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Dayton, OH


Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Milwaukee, WI


Surgical Oncology

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, OH

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Academic Department

Department of Surgery

Division of Surgical Oncology

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 11/21/2019, Dr. Grignol has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 165 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.8/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.7/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.8/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.8/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.8/ 5

Patient Comments (10 total comments)

Reviewed: 10/28/2019

I am early in the process, however the experience I've had with my physicians, along with the entire team of caregivers has been amazing.

Reviewed: 10/1/2019

Doctor Grignol has a very good bedside manner. She is very competent and easy to discuss concerns. Only negative was I had to wait almost 90 minutes in exam room before I saw her.

Reviewed: 9/13/2019

I am very pleased with Dr. Grignol & her explanation of what is to come for me as far as tests, prognosis & tx plan.

Reviewed: 9/13/2019

I appreciate Dr. Grignol's willingness to listen to/discuss possible methods of future care. I have been disappointed by lack of punctuality of the 2 appointments I have had. She has been very late both times. This time I was the first of the day, so the lateness was quite frustrating.

Reviewed: 9/10/2019

I love Dr. Grignol - she is a special person.

Reviewed: 7/18/2019

Dr. Grignol & the team made me feel very comfortable. I had total confidence in my treatment. Thankfully I had a schwannoma rather than sarcoma. The mass was causing pain & I wanted it to be removed -

Reviewed: 7/7/2019

I really feel Dr. Grignol knows her stuff! She treats me like a person NOT just a patient!

Reviewed: 4/3/2019

No issues with Dr. Grignol. She is knowledgeable.

Reviewed: 3/15/2019

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed: 2/6/2019

Doctor Grignol answered concerns very quickly concise & knowledgeable.

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