Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD

The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Dr. Pollock joined the faculty of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1984 upon completion of fellowship training at that institution. In 1993 Dr. Pollock began service as Chairman of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a position that he held until 2010. In 1996, service as Head of the Division of Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was begun, a position entailing supervisory relationships with all seven surgical specialty departments at that institution. In 2013 Dr. Pollock was recruited to The Ohio State University as Professor and Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Chief of Surgical Services at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center. This was followed by appointment in 2015 as Surgeon in Chief, the James Comprehensive Cancer Center and Surgeon in Chief, The Ohio State University Health System. In 2017, Dr. Pollock was appointed to his current position as Professor and Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Pollock’s clinical and laboratory research work focuses on soft tissue sarcoma, a rare tumor system of connective tissue origin.