Excellence in patient care, research, and education is the overall goal of the Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University. The musculoskeletal oncology training program is committed to a process of maturation in the pursuit of knowledge, and the development of intellectual capacity leading to a lifelong commitment to the fundamentals of a career in orthopaedic oncology. Fellows will be exposed to the full spectrum of adult and pediatric clinical activities, teaching, and research.

The program encompasses one of the most complete continuum's of sarcoma research and clinical faculty in the United States. As such, in contrast to many fellowship programs, the fellow will focus solely on orthopaedic oncology patients and will not participate in general orthopaedic cases. The program consists of rotations with core faculty in adult musculoskeletal oncology and is supplemented with clinical exposure to pediatric musculoskeletal oncology patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The fellow will also take part in interdisciplinary training with faculty in radiation oncology and medical oncology.

Program Aims

  1. Train graduates to understand the process of quality research and to critically evaluate literature
  2. Graduate surgeons who are capable of practicing competently and independently
  3. Train graduates to master all aspects of musculoskeletal oncology surgery, both adult and pediatric
  4. Graduate surgeons who are competitive applicants for positions in either private practice or academic practice settings
  5. Graduate surgeons who perform well in subspecialty practice
  6. Recruit superior fellowship candidates
  7. Encourage and prepare fellows for roles in leadership organizations, such as health policy, advocacy, education, medical education accreditation and research; at regional, national and international levels

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Application Process

Application Process

Applications for fellowship are accepted through the SF Match. Applications are reviewed by the selection committee and are selected on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities.

Application deadline: October 9, 2023

Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Faculty

John Alexander, MD

John Alexander, MD

  • Program Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology

Joel Mayerson, MD

  • Professor of Orthopaedics
    Director, Division of Orthopaedic Oncology
    Medical Director, Perioperative Services, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
    Medical Director, Sarcoma Services, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Carl Quinion

Carl Quinion, MD

  • Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology
Thomas Scharschmidt, MD

Thomas Scharschmidt, MD, FAOA, FACS, MBOE

  • Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Oncology
    Fellowship Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Oncology,
    Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center