Michael Sarap has worked as a General Surgeon in Cambridge, Ohio for 28 years. He graduated from Steubenville High School, Kenyon College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His surgical training was completed at Marshall University College of Medicine. He is senior partner in a four person surgical group providing general, vascular, trauma and endoscopic surgical services for patients in SE Ohio. Sarap has been married for 34 years and has a daughter Andrea, a Physician's Assistant, and a son Michael, a golf professional.
Dr Sarap is an active member of multiple professional organizations. He currently serves as a Governor of the American College of Surgeons and is editor of the Governors Newsletter, a member of the ACS Advisory Council on Rural Surgery and served as President of the ACS Ohio Chapter. He also serves as an Advanced Trauma Life Support Course Instructor. Sarap is Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Cancer Committees and Director of the Breast Care and Colorectal Cancer Teams at his medical center. Dr Sarap is the Commission on Cancer Physician Liaison Program State Chair For Ohio.
Sarap has been the recipient of numerous local, regional and national awards including Teaching Resident of the Year (twice) during his training, local newspaper Person of the Year in 1994, Top Eight Young Physicians in Ohio by the Ohio State Medical Association in 1995, American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year in 2006, Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Achievement Awards in 2006 and 2009 and the Chamber of Commerce Sidlo Standard of Excellence for Vision, Leadership and Legacy Award in 2008. The American Cancer Society (local unit) honored Dr Sarap with the President's Award in 2013 and the Excellence in Mission Award (East-Central Division) in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He also received the American College of Surgeons Ohio Chapter Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and the regional Boy Scout organization Distinguished Citizen Award in 2015.
Dr Sarap has served his community with long-term membership as a trustee on the boards of SE Med, Hospice of Guernsey, County Board of Developmental Disabilities and others while also serving as volunteer clinical faculty for the Marietta College Physician's Assistant Program and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has authored numerous articles and has spoken at multiple regional and national events on the topics of cancer, trauma, endoscopic treatment of GI bleeding, wound care, leadership and rural surgical issues.