Wendy Frankel

Wendy Frankel, MD

  • Pathology
  • Physician

Professor and Chair of Pathology

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept

614-688-8660 Appointments cannot be scheduled directly with this provider.

About Me

I am a pathologist specializing in patients with pancreatic diseases and gastrointestinal cancers and diseases. I serve as a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, the Ralph W. and Helen Kurtz Chair in Pathology, and the director of the GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship at The Ohio State University.

I received my medical degree from the University of Michigan and trained in surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I completed my residency in pathology at University of California San Diego and my surgical pathology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.

As a member of the Translational Therapeutics Program at the OSUCCC – James, my research focuses on colorectal carcinoma, specifically in the area of colon cancer genetics. I was part of the Columbus-area Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) study that changed the standard of care for colorectal cancer patients in the United States.

I am also involved with the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI), which screens newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients across the state and their at-risk relatives for Lynch syndrome. Over the course of my career, I have published more than 200 papers and given multiple lectures both nationally and internationally.

What I love most about working at the OSUCCC – James is the community of experienced medical professionals, researchers and caring staff. At The James, we have access to the latest research and technology, and together, we use these resources to provide targeted treatment plans to our patients. Each person’s cancer is different, and we treat each patient according to their needs. Together, we’re working towards a cancer-free world, and I’m proud to be a part of this mission.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
8/1/1984 - 5/1/1988


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
6/1/1988 - 6/1/1993


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
7/1/1991 - 6/30/1993


University of California Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1996


University of California San Francisco School of M, San Francisco, CA
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997

Academic Information

My Department


My Division


More About My Work

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Frankel has reported relationships with the companies or entities 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.


Subscribe. Get just the right amount of health and wellness in your inbox.