Program Director


Thomas Scharschmidt, MD

Program Director

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

The Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University is committed to a Teaching program that includes a comprehensive didactic program in which all areas of musculoskeletal oncology are represented. The curriculum allows the fellow to be involved with all oncology faculty. The variety of styles in the management of spinal problems, surgical indication, patient/physician relationships, charting/documentation, and billing methods that exist in this broad spectrum of practices offers an experience that is truly a mosaic.

Fellows are treated as individuals, are encouraged to develop excellence, are held accountable for their personal professional development, and finally, have the great reward of knowing that they are part of an ongoing process of inquiry and discovery. Musculoskeletal health and well-being will continue to grow in demand, requiring practitioners committed to excellence in patient care, the quest to investigate and expand the ever-broadening horizons of technology.

Thomas Scharschmidt, M.D.



2013 - 2013
Texas Back Institute Research Foundation
Advanced Spine Reconstruction and Tumor

2008 – 2009
The University of Washington Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Oncology


2003 - 2008
Orthopaedic Surgery
Summa Health System, Akron, OH


Dec 2016
The Ohio State University, MBOE (Masters of Business Operation Excellence)

Jun 2003
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, MD

Jan 1999
Kent State University, BS

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