John Peter Minton, B. Sc., M.D., M. Sc., Ph.D.

Inducted: 2002

Dr. Minton, a physician at the Ohio State University from 1960-1990, was a pioneer in many aspects of cancer research and treatment. He developed the laser as a surgical tool, used CGA antigen levels to detect malignancies and developed revolutionary liver cancer surgery techniques.

An energetic professor at OSU, he was known for his spontaneous education of the casual passerby, as well as students. Patients came to him for his skill and reputation as well as his determination and ability to create hope. His life reflected his passion for his patients, students, family and community.