Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD

Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD

Community Physician

Contact Information

2050 Kenny Rd
Ste 3300
Columbus, OH 43221 [ map ]
PH: (614) 366-6175
FX: (614) 293-3747


Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD is the Director of Orthopaedic Oncology, Department of Orthopaedics, Nationwide Children's Hospital. He received his MD from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2003 and did his residency at Summa Health System from 2003-2008. Dr. Scharschmidt completed a fellowship at the University of Washington and Seattle Children?s in Musculoskeletal Oncology in 2009 and recently completed a second fellowship in Advanced Reconstruction and Tumors of the Spine at the Texas Back Institute. Dr. Scharschmidt?s clinical interests include bone and soft tissue sarcomas in adults and children, benign bone and soft tissue tumors in adults and children, complex limb reconstruction, metastatic carcinoma to bone, metabolic bone disease, musculoskeletal infections and spine tumors. Research interests include basic biology and the molecular mechanisms of sarcoma and prosthetic implant design and technique. Dr. Scharschmidt was June 2012 Educator of the Year in Orthopaedics at Ohio State University, January 2010 Medical Student Teacher of the Year, and January 2010 Ohio State University Medical Center Surgeon of the Month.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/24/2003


  • Summa Health System
    Date Completed: 06/30/2008


  • University of Washington
    Date Completed: 07/31/2009


  • Orthopaedics


  • Orthopaedics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/25/2009


  • Scharschmidt TJ; Mayerson JL; Beals C; Rogers A; Wakely P. 2014. Hibernomas: a single-institution experience and review of literature.  MEDICAL ONCOLOGY. Vol. 31, no. 1. (January): e769.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Ng V; Fisk E; Mayerson JL; Reader D. 2013. Radiologic case study. Diagnosis: calcaneal osteomyelitis.  Orthopedics. Vol. 36, no. 4. (April): 237-?.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Wooldridge AN; Kolovich GP; Crist MK; Mayerson JL. 2013. Predictors of Local Recurrence in High-grade Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Hydrogen Peroxide as a Local Adjuvant.  ORTHOPEDICS. Vol. 36, no. 2. (February): E207-E215.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Ng VY; Mayerson JL. 2013. Solitary Fibrous Tumor.  eMedicine from WebMD. Vol. 1255879-overview, no. February: http;//
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Hemminger JA; Toland AE; Mayerson JL; Kraybill WG; Guttridge DC; Iwenofu H. 2013. The cancer-testis antigen NY-ESO-1 is highly expressed in myxoid and round cell subset of liposarcomas.  MODERN PATHOLOGY. Vol. 26, no. 2. (February): 282-288.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Harris JD; Trinh TQ; Mayerson JL. 2013. Exceptional Functional Recovery and Return to High-impact Sports After Van Nes Rotationplasty.  Orthopedics. Vol. 36, no. January: 126-31.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Bach JA; Leskovan JJ; Boulger C; Papadimos TJ; Russell S; Bahner DP; Stawucki SP. 2012. The Right Team at the Right Time: Multidisciplinary Approach to Multi-Trauma Patient with Orthopedic Injuries.  OPUS 12 Scientist. Vol. 6, no. December: 6-10.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Davis C, Kolovich GP,. 2012. Atraumatic heterotopic ossification in the setting of prolonged intubation because of H1N1 influenza.  Orthopedic Surgery. Vol. 4, no. November: 258-62.
  • Scharschmidt,TJ; Kolovich GG; Wooldridge AN; Christy JM; Crist, MK; Mayerson JL. 2012. A retrospective statistical analysis of high-grade soft tissue sarcomas.  Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England). Vol. 29, no. 2. (June): 1335-1344.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Jones NB; Iwenofu HO; Kraybill W. 2012. Prognostic Factors and Staging for Soft Tissue Sarcomas: An Update.  SURGICAL ONCOLOGY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA. Vol. 21, no. 2. (April): 187-?.
  • Scharschmidt,TJ; Pap DP; Mayerson JL. 2012. Soft Tissue Tumor Recurrence After Intramedullary Stabilization of Impending Pathologic Fractures.  ORTHOPEDICS. Vol. 35, no. 3. (March): E448-E452.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Elkins CT; Wakely PE. 2012. Amyloidomas of soft parts: Diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration.  Diagn Cytopathol. Vol. Epub, no. February: e22844.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Van Hoff C; Samora JB; Griesser MJ; Crist MK; Mayerson JL. 2012. Effectiveness of ultraporous ß-tricalcium phosphate (vitoss) as bone graft substitute for cavitary defects in benign and low-grade malignant bone tumors.  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). Vol. 41, no. 1. (January): 20-23.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Griesser MJ; Gillette B; Crist MK; Pan X; Muscarella P; Mayerson J. 2012. Internal and External Hemipelvectomy or Flail Hip in Patients with Sarcomas Quality-of-Life and Functional Outcomes.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION. Vol. 91, no. 1. (January): 24-32.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Wooldridge AN; Griesser MJ; Iwenofu HO. 2011. Development of Marjolin's ulcer within one month of burn injury with synchronous primary lung squamous cell carcinoma in an elderly patient: report of a case with allelotyping.  MEDICAL ONCOLOGY. Vol. 28, no. December: S586-S592.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Lustenberger DP; Granata JD. 2011. Periostitis Secondary to Prolonged Voriconazole Therapy in a Lung Transplant Recipient.  ORTHOPEDICS. Vol. 34, no. 11. (November): E793-E796.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Paloski MD; Griesser MJ; Jacobson ME. 2011. Chondroblastoma: a rare cause of femoral neck fracture in a teenager.  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). Vol. 40, no. 9. (September): E177-81.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Lindsey JD; Becker PS; Conrad EU. 2011. Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Orthopaedic Implications.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS. Vol. 19, no. 7. (July): 410-419.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Cohen A; Thomas N; Ching R; Conrad E. 2011. Torsional stability of uncemented femoral stems in oncologic reconstructions.  Orthopedics. Vol. 34, no. 2. (February): 96-?.
  • Kolovich G, Wooldridge A, Christy J, Crist M, Mayerson J, Scharschmidt T. 2011. A Retrospective Statistical Analysis of High-Grade Soft Tissue Sarcomas.  Med Oncol.
  • Griesser MJ, Gillette B, Crist M, Pan X, Muscarella P, Scharschmidt T, Mayerson J. 2011. Quality of Life and FunctionaOutcomes after Internal and External Hemipelvectomy or Flail Hip in Patients with Sarcoma.  American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Scharschmidt T, Linsey JD, Becker BS, Conrad E. 2011. Multiple Myeloma: Review of Diagnosis and Orthopaedic Implications.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg.
  • Van Hoff C, Samora J, Griesser M, Scharschmidt T, Mayerson J. 2011. he Effectiveness of Ultraporous Beta Tricalcium Phosphate (VITOSS®) as a Bone Graft Substitute for Cavitary Defects in Benign and Low Grade Malignant Bone Tumors.  The American Journal of Orthopedics.
  • Scharschmidt T, Thomas N, Cohen A, Ching R, Conrad E. 2011. Torsional Stability of Uncemented Femoral Stems in Oncologic Reconstructions.  Orthopedics.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Ghatan A; Conrad E. 2010. Extreme Enchondromatosis A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature.  JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME. Vol. 92A, no. 13. (October): 2336-2343.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Ghatan A; Conrad E. 2010. Extreme enchondromatosis: a report of two cases and review of the literature.  journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. Vol. 92, no. 13. (October): 2336-2343.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Elkins CT; Mayerson JL; He G; Iwenofu HO. 2010. Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Pathway Is Differentially Upregulated in Liposarcomas More Than Lipomas and Normal Fat.  MODERN PATHOLOGY. Vol. 23, no. February: 20A-20A.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Elkins CT; Zhang PD; Mayerson JL; Iwenofu OH. 2010. Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Is Constitutively Activated in Chordomas.  MODERN PATHOLOGY. Vol. 23, no. February: 19A-20A.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Elkins CT; MayersonJL; Iwenofu OH. 2010. Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Is Differentially Activated Leiomyosarcomas of Soft Tissue Locations Compared to Uterine Site and Benign Smooth Muscle Neoplasms.  MODERN PATHOLOGY. Vol. 23, no. February: 241A-241A.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Mayerson JL. 2010. Chondrosarcoma.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Online. Vol. 1, no. January: e1.
  • Scharschmidt TJ. 2010. Clinically Significant Thromboembolic Disease in Orthopedic Oncology: An Analysis of 986 Patients Treated with Low Molecular-Weight Heparin.  J Surg Oncol. Vol. 1, no. January: e1.
  • Paloski M, Griesser M, Jacobson M, Scharschmidt T. 2010. Chondroblastoma: A Rare Cause of Femoral Neck Fracture in a Teenager.  Am J Orthop.
  • Wooldrige AN, Griesser MJ, Scharschmidt T, Iwenofu OH. 2010. Development of Marjolin’s Ulcer Within One Month of Burn Injury with Synchronous Primary Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma in an Elderly Patient: Report of a Case with Allelotyping.  Med Oncol.
  • Ghatan A, Scharschmidt T, Conrad E. 2010. Extreme Enchondromatosis: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature.  J Bone Joint Surg Am.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Jacquet R; Weiner D; Lowder E; Schrickel T; Landis WJ. 2009. Gene expression in slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Evaluation with laser capture microdissection and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. Vol. 91, no. 2. (February): 366-377.
  • Scharschmidt T, Jacquet R, Weiner D, Lowder E, Schrickel T, Landis WJ. 2009. Gene Expression in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Evaluation with Laser Capture Microdissection and Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR.  J Bone Joint Surg Am.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Tank J; Weiner SD. 2008. Bilateral Marjolin's Ulcers: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Amer Journal of Orthopaedics. Vol. 37, no. January: e113-115.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Weiner SD. 2008. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis CME.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Online. Vol. 1, no. January: e1.
  • Scharschmidt TJ, Weiner SD. 2007. Post-Radiation Sarcoma. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Tumor II. Edited by Schwartz, H. Chicago: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Scharschmidt T, Jacquet R, Laskovski J, Lowder B, Weiner S, Landis WJ. 2007. Analysis of Human Osteoarthritic Connective Tissue by Laser Capture Microdissection and QRT-PCR.  Connective Tissue Research. Vol. 48, no. 6. (January): 316-323.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Jacquet R; Laskovski J; Lowder E; Weiner S; Landis WJ. 2007. Analysis of human osteoarthritic connective tissue by laser capture microdissection and QRT-PCR.  CONNECTIVE TISSUE RESEARCH. Vol. 48, no. 6. (January): 316-323.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Weiner S. 2007. Post-Radiation Sarcoma.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Tumor II. Vol. 1, no. January: e1.
  • Scharschmidt TJ, Weiner S. 2006. Infantile Myofibromatosis. In Towson: Southern Orthopaedic Association.
  • Scharschmidt TJ, and Weiner S. 2006. Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma. In Towson: Southern Orthopaedic Association.
  • Scharschmidt TJ,Weiner S. 2006. Plantar Fibromatosis. In Towson: Southern Orthopaedic Association.
  • Scharschmidt TJ, Weiner S. 2006. Proliferative Fasciitis. In Towson: Southern Orthopaedic Association..
  • Scharschmidt TJ, Weiner S. 2006. Fibroma. In Towson: Southern Orthopaedic Association..
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Weiner SD; Myers JP. 2004. Bacterial Pyomyositis.  Curr Infect Dis Rep. Vol. 6, no. 5. (January): 393-396.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Glickman-Weiss E; Caine N; Cheatham CC; Blegen M; Marcinkiewicz J. 2000. The Effects of Gender and Menstrual Phase on Carbohydrate Utilization During Acute Cold Exposure.  Wilderness Environ Med. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 5-11.
  • Scharschmidt TJ ;Ng VY; Mayerson JL; Fisher JL. Incidence and survival in sarcoma in the United States: A focus on musculoskeletal lesions.  Anticancer Res.
  • Scharschmidt TJ; Nagaraj U; Nagar A; Iwenofu HO. PET/CT of Hemangiopericytoma of the Sacrum: A Case Report.  European Journal of Radiology.
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