About Me

I am a physician assistant in the Division of Orthopedic Oncology at the OSUCCC – James, where I specialize in treating all cancers involving the bones, many of which need surgery to prevent or treat fractures or remove primary bone tumors. Bone cancer can be a very debilitating problem, but we are able to assist patients in maximizing function along with treating their cancer.

At The James, we have assembled a top-notch team of experts in the care of sarcoma patients. This starts with world-class pathologists who work at one of the few locations in the United States that offer the option of performing a “fine-needle aspiration” biopsy during a clinic visit for a same-day diagnosis. I work directly under the direction of two orthopedic oncology surgeons who perform surgery either by themselves or in conjunction with other surgical teams from plastic surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and urological surgery. We also have medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who specialize in the care of sarcoma, in addition to a great nursing and clinical staff.

The James is an outstanding facility designed and planned to provide nothing but the best care. I really enjoy working with people who have the same passion for cancer treatment and research, as well as our shared mission of a cancer-free world.
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Japanese

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Surgical Wound Dehiscence
  • Orthopedics
  • Survivorship
  • General Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Surgical Wound Infection
  • Sarcoma

Education and Training

Education History

Undergraduate Degree

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
1/1/1974 - 1/31/1981

Masters Degree

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC
8/1/1990 - 8/30/1992

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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54 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 28, 2020

    Very satisfied!!

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

    great experience.

  • Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

    The best/of all my doctors who have doctored me the last ten years, coming November 2019 - 2009. Dr. Joel Mayerson, MD Howard A. Paskett PA & others!! THE BEST. 4. The best known.

  • Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

    The best at all visits.

  • Reviewed on Jun 04, 2019

    Dr was not familiar with the frequency of my follow ups. Tried to tell me it was 4 months when it is actually a year. Disappointing...

  • Reviewed on May 14, 2019

    I have been under Dr Joel Mayerson's care since 2004, so I can speak from much experience. I believe he is without peer in terms of providing state-of-the-art, professional, knowledgable, personable, and caring medical treatment. The James is fortunate to have him and I am fortunate to be under his care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 06, 2019

    Dr. Paskett has taken over my follow-ups from Dr. Schorschmit and I have been very blessed to have had them both on my cancer team.