Brain Cancer Treatment Team

The following treatment team members specialize in brain cancer at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. To make an appointment, please call The James Line at (614) 293-5066 or toll-free 1-800-293-5066. The James Line is a free, 24-hour, confidential telephone service staffed by oncology nurses weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to provide callers with cancer information and physician referrals throughout central Ohio. For further information about a physician listed below, click on the name.

Robert Cavaliere, MD
Pierre Giglio, MD​
Herbert Newton, MD
Vinay Puduvalli, MD
Heather Cunningham, CNP
Susan Hamilton, CNP
Judy Lima, CNP

Primary Nurse Coordinators:
Sherry Cavezza, RN
Amy Ingram, RN
Angie Walter, RN

Neuron-Oncology Program Staff:
Danette Birkhimer, CNS
Danielle Crawford, MSW, LISW
Linda Kukura, RN
Emily Lambrecht, LISW
Craig Vargo, Pharm

Neurosurgery Oncology
Mario Ammirati, MD
Brad Elder, MD
Russell Lonser, MD
Ehud Mendel, MD
John McGregor, MD
Daniel Prevedello, MD

Radiation Medicine
Arab Chakravarti, MD
Fen Xia, MD
Nikki Guinther, CNP

Jose Otero, MD
Norman Lehman, MD

Eric Bourekas, MD
Donald Chakeres, MD
Andrew Kalnin, MD
Claudia Kirsch, MD
Wayne Slone, MD

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: