The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute



The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country. It comprises seven hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 22,000 employees. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is ranked by US News & World Report in cancer; cardiology; heart surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose, and throat; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; and pulmonology.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) – is one of only 46 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. It is the only cancer program in the United States that features an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities. The OSUCCC – James is among the highest-rated comprehensive cancer centers and is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), which develops clinical practice guidelines for cancer care nationwide. The internationally recognized teams of cancer specialists and subspecialists at the OSUCCC – James span a broad range of disciplines, from medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists to molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists, and more.

The Destination Medicine Department provides the highest level of service in a compassionate, discreet, and respectful environment through a single point of access. We offer coordination of travel, housing, spiritual, and dietary needs for international, out-of-state, and high-profile patients and their families.

460 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Patient Services

We offer a full range of concierge services in the patient’s language:

  • Coordinating transportation, housing, spiritual, and dietary needs for patients and their families
  • Assisting with passport and visa needs
  • Identifying community services, including banking options, shopping, and entertainment

  • Providing second opinion consultations
  • Assigning personal healthcare liaisons to assist before, during, and after patients’ stay
  • Certified medical interpreters available on a 24/7 basis for over 180 languages

In the patient’s preferred language, we can facilitate a care plan for each patient’s specific needs. This includes coordinating second opinions through video and audio conferences and assisting international patients with navigating the US medical environment before, during, and after their visit, including:

  • Linking to physicians specially trained to meet patient needs
  • Scheduling clinic appointments, diagnostic tests, and treatment planning and managing hospital admission and post-discharge services

  • Building a cost model and discussing a price estimate
  • Facilitating deposits and payments, billing summary, and follow-up

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health

Notable Physicians

John Byrd, MD

Professor, Hematology
Professor, Pharm CBO/Coll
Physician, FGP-Hematology

Ricardo Carrau, MD

Professor, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Director, Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program
Co-Director, Anatomy Laboratory Toward Visuospatial Surgical Innovations in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery (ALT-VISION)

Arnab Chakravarti, MD

Medical Director, Radiation Oncology
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

Ehud Mendel, MD

Professor, Internal Medicine
Justine Skestos Chair Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Orthopaedics
Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
Physician, FGP-Neurological Surgery

Raphael Pollock, MD

Professor and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, James Comprehensive Cancer Center
Surgeon-in-Chief, The Ohio State University Health System
Physician, FGP-Surgical Oncology

Daniel Prevedello, MD

Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Center
Director, Pituitary Surgery Program
Director, Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery Program
Director, ALT-VISION (Laboratory Toward Visuospatial Innovation in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery) and The Dardinger Microneurosurgical Laboratory

Vinay Puduvalli, MBBS

Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology
Professor, Neuro-oncology

Douglas Scharre, MD

Division Director, Cognitive Neurology
Chief of Staff-Elect, University Hospital
Professor, Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry

Theodoros Teknos, MD

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director of Development, The James Campaign
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
David E. and Carole H. Schuller Chair in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

Kenneth Washburn, MD

Executive Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Professor and Division Director, Transplantation Surgery