The OSUCCC – James brain and spine cancer treatment team members include world-renowned cancer specialists, subspecialists and super subspecialists in the prevention, diagnosis, genetic sequencing and surgical treatment of individual brain and spine cancers.

To make an appointment, please call The James Line at 614-293-5066 or 800-293-5066. The James Line is a free, confidential telephone service staffed by nurses to provide callers with cancer information and physician referrals.

The James Line is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

Neurosurgical Oncology

Ehud Mendel, MD

I’m a neurosurgeon, the clinical director of OSU’s Spinal Biodynamics and Ergonomics Laboratory, and a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedics and integrated engineering. Read More

James Elder, MD

I am the director of neurosurgical oncology and an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University. My clinical and scientific expertise revolves around the surgical/medical treatment of human brain and spine tumors, understanding their biology and applying novel therapeutics to their treatment. Throughout my neurosurgical training, I maintained an... Read More


Pierre Giglio, MD

I am a neuro-oncologist specializing in more than 35 forms of nervous system cancers, with a research focus on glioblastoma. I serve as an associate professor in the neurology department at the OSUCCC – James and working alongside the talented cancer researchers and clinicians in the division of neuro-oncology is a truly rewarding experience. At The James, we are advocates for our patients and... Read More

Vinay Puduvalli, MBBS

I’m a neuro-oncologist with expertise in caring for patients with brain and spine tumors. By affecting the nervous system which is the core of our identity, personality and function, these tumors not only limit life span but also deeply impact your quality of life. To me, they represent a challenge we must overcome through clinical expertise, compassion and research. I believe in combining the... Read More


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