Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD, is the Director of the Pediatric Orthopedic Oncology Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital. He is also the Program Director of both the Residency Program and the Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at The Ohio State University. 

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, advanced reconstruction options in the growing child, care of the oncologic amputee patient and spine tumors.  

His research interests include basic biology and the molecular mechanisms of sarcoma, advancing the care of amputee patients, prosthetic implant design and technique, and improving expandable implants and limb salvage for pediatric patients. He has published more than 50 articles and eight book chapters. Dr. Scharschmidt’s CV can be viewed below for his complete clinical and research portfolio.

Dr. Scharschmidt received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed his residency at Summa Health System.  He completed a fellowship musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He also trained in advanced reconstruction and tumors of the spine at the Texas Back Institute.

Dr. Scharschmidt has received numerous awards including Educator of the Year in Orthopaedics and Medical Student Teacher of the Year. He is consistently in the top 1% of physicians in patient satisfaction. 

See Thomas J. Scharschmidt’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/25/2009

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship University of Washington Date Completed: 07/31/2009
Residency Summa Health System Date Completed: 06/30/2008
Medical School Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Date Completed: 05/24/2003
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