Doreen Agnese

Doreen Agnese, MD

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Genetics

Appointments: (614) 293-4040

About Me

I am a surgical oncologist, clinical geneticist and researcher who treats patients with breast cancer, melanoma and strong family histories of cancer. As a surgeon, I specialize in treating high-risk breast cancer patients and in assessing cutaneous, subcutaneous and nodal masses, and performing appropriate resections. As a geneticist, I advise patients on risk assessments based on family history, options for genetic testing and preventive screening, and treatments. My research focuses on all aspects of surgical oncology and cancer genetics, in particular breast tumors associated with the inheritable BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, two of the most prominent genes associated with breast cancer risk.

In addition to my clinical work, I am committed to educating the next generation of oncologists. I teach and mentor young physicians, plan extension and continuing education programs, and train students in genetic counseling. I have published my work extensively in terms of both research and teaching. My writing has been published as book chapters, curriculum, reports and much more.

I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2017-2018 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2016 and 2017. I also serve as a member of the Committee on Applicants for the American College of Surgeons (Ohio District #3).


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017–2018

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Skin Cancers
  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Genes, BRCA1
  • Genes, BRCA2
  • Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey


General Surgery
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1999


University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
7/1/1999 - 6/8/2001

Surgical Oncology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2001 - 3/31/2002

Human Genetics
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
4/1/2003 - 3/31/2004

Surgical Oncology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
7/1/1995 - 6/30/1996

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More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery

My Departments

Internal Medicine

My Division

Human Genetics


My Division

Surgical Oncology


51 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

2 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

All team members I saw were very helpful & educational. They answered all of my questions & ensured I understood the tests th y were ordering for me.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Agnese has reported no relationships with companies or entities.