Co-Chairs & Panel Members

Edwin Jackson, D.O.

Director, Early Lung Cancer Detection Program

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Dr. Jackson is a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He served as Chief Medical resident in Internal Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and completed his training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The Ohio State University.

While at Ohio State he became the second American Thoracic Society (ATS) fellow in Health Equality. With the support of the ATS, Dr. Jackson developed and implemented a successful smoking cessation and Lung Cancer Screening program focused on socioeconomically disadvantaged and minority patients in Columbus Ohio. Dr. Jackson currently serves as the director of the James Cancer Center Early Lung Cancer Detection Program. In addition, his clinical portfolio focuses on the efficient delivery of health care to those suffering from smoking related lung diseases.

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a tertiary care center with two screening sites
The first is the State University Wexner Medical Center and the second is in our community outreach hospital on the East side of Columbus (UHE).

Program Structure

Hybrid program: Decentralized ordering/ centralized tracking
and Centralized: SDM and orders performed by dedicated LCS program personnel

Program Governance Structure

Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Radiology and Medical Oncology establish policies and procedures. Continuous monitoring of their proper implementation is done by a multidisciplinary group (Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Hospital Administration) lead by Pulmonary Medicine

Type of Tracking System

EMR-based registry

Unique Population Served by Program

Minority representation
65% of patients screened at UHE are recipients of Ohio Medicaid and 40 percent are African- American. Operations at each clinic are identical