Carl Schmidt

Carl Schmidt, MD

  • Surgical Oncology

Appointments: (614) 293-7171

About Me

I’m a surgical oncologist and specialize in the areas of liver, pancreatic and stomach cancer. I’m passionate about my work because these cancers are aggressive and require specialized care and a positive, hopeful approach. At the OSUCCC – James, we emphasize that we may have options for these patients, even when they have been told to give up.

I also serve as program director for Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program and as an associate professor of surgical oncology for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In 2012 and 2014 I received the Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, and I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Additionally, I have published more than 100 papers related to gastrointestinal cancers and served as primary investigator of several cancer clinical trials.

One of the more important research projects I’ve worked on involves the early detection of cancer. Our team’s Pelotonia-funded project has focused on the development of a simple, low-cost biochip that may provide a patient-friendly early detection for lung and liver. With this project, we will evaluate the feasibility of this technique in an animal model and patient samples, and use the data to submit grant proposals.

Yet the best thing about working at The James is the chance to help patients directly. Our teams of highly trained specialists work together to treat cancer with a personalized approach.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

Additional languages I speak

  • Spanish

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Liver Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Robotics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Locations where I practice

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Education and training

Medical Degree

University of Michigan Medical School


General Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2006

More about my work

My background


Surgical Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

Surgical Oncology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Schmidt has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • Ethicon