Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD, FACS
Surgical Oncologist and Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James)
Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD, FACS, is director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, professor in Ohio State's Division of Surgical Oncology and holder of the Kathleen Wellenreiter Klotz Chair in Cancer Research. He also is director of the Sarcoma Research Laboratory at Ohio State.
A surgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with soft tissue sarcomas, Dr. Pollock has expertise in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, Kaposi sarcoma, spine sarcoma and myxosarcoma. As a member of the Translational Therapeutics Program at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), he focuses his research on the molecular drivers underlying soft tissue sarcoma.
Dr. Pollock has authored or co-authored more than 400 original research articles, as well as 21 books, and he has given more than 300 presentations to professional audiences in 50 countries worldwide.
Dr. Pollock received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and his doctorate in immunology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Ill., as well as a residency in general surgery at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. His fellowship in surgical oncology was completed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.