I am a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with breast cancer.
I’ve held a number of institutional, state and national leadership roles over the course of my career. I currently serve as interim chief executive officer of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. I served as director of surgical oncology at The James for 28 years and also as director of medical affairs for The James for 22 years.
I have held leadership positions on the national and local levels in many professional organizations and societies, such as serving as the medical director for the Columbus Cancer Clinic and the program committee director for the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons. I also have held memberships with professional organizations, such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the U.S. National Committee for the International Union Against Cancer, where I served as president.
I am the principle investigator (PI) for the NSABP Clinical Trial Group at The Ohio State University and have authored or co-authored more than 100 clinical studies and reviews published in scientific journals. My clinical research accomplishments include studies published on such subjects as genetic counseling, sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy, a procedure to determine if cancer cells have spread from the tumor to lymph nodes in the armpit.
Additionally, I have earned many national accolades, including the “Best Doctors in America” list, of which I am a 16-time recipient. I was also named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors” from 2002-2018 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017.