Kristine Slam, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon with Central Ohio Surgical Associates. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and completed her surgical training at the University of Toledo. Dr. Slam has a clinical focus in oncology and breast cancer, with advanced surgical skills in hidden scar breast cancer surgery, oncoplastic breast surgery, nipple-sparing mastectomy and reverse axillary lymph node mapping. Dr. Slam has served as the Medical Director of the Mount Carmel Health Systems Cancer Program since 2015, with oversight responsibilities for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditation. She served as the Medical Staff President for Mount Carmel Health Systems in 2020, and also as Chairman of the Mount Carmel East Surgery Department for nearly 5 years. She is a physician champion for quality improvement projects for decreasing surgical site infections and improving perioperative processes.
Dr. Slam has published over ten papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given numerous invited lectures on breast diseases and breast cancer. Dr. Slam is an ancillary faculty member of the Mount Carmel General Surgery residency program, responsible for the education of benign and malignant breast disease. She is a staunch patient advocate for safety, evidence-based surgical practice, and reducing financial toxicity for cancer care. She maintains a grant for breast cancer patients in treatment, COSACares. Dr. Slam lives in Blacklick with her husband, also a surgeon, and her daughter; she enjoys doing adult gymnastics and Pilates, traveling, and fashion.