The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to find the most effective ways to prevent, detect and treat gynecologic malignancies.

The division offers a comprehensive balance of research, patient care and education about cancers affecting the female reproductive system. For patient care and research, the division works with a multidisciplinary team of top scientists and specialists, including radiation oncologists, molecular pathologists, genomics experts and genetic scientists whose pinpoint specialization gynecologic cancers helps them better understand each malignancy at the molecular level and provide targeted therapies to stop it.

This expert team creates an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan for each patient that not only treats their cancer but addresses all of their needs, including psychosocial, nutritional, financial and genetic. Through our world-class combination of specialization, experience and advanced research and technology, the OSUCCC – James is transforming how gynecologic cancers are prevented, detected, treated and cured. For our gynecologic cancer patients, that means better outcomes, faster recoveries, fewer side effects and more hope.

The division sees patients at two locations, JamesCare Gynecologic Oncology at Mill Run and the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, and operates at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (The James).

Research also is paramount in our division. We are actively involved in surgical research and clinical trials, focusing on therapeutic (treatment) and nontherapeutic (observational) research of ovarian, endometrial, vulvar and cervical cancers.

Specific areas of research include less-invasive forms of surgery such as robotic surgery for patients with gynecologic cancers. We perform more than 500 major robotic surgeries per year, making The James one of the leading centers for gynecologic oncology robotic surgery in the country and our physicians the experts in this specialized field.

David O'Malley, MD

Division Leader

David OMalley


Dr. O'Malley is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where he has been a faculty member since 2005.

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Contact the Division

Starling-Loving Hall
320 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Division Administrator: Jan Testa

Phone: 614-293-7642