Spine Tumors Treatment Team

The following treatment team members specialize in spine tumors 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.

Neurosurgical Spinal Oncology

Ehud Mendel, MD, FACS
Justin Skestos Chair
Professor of Neurosurgery,Oncology and Orthopaedics
Director, Spine Program, Department of Neurological Surgery

Neuro-Oncology

Herbert Newton, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology and Oncology
Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology
Esther Dardinger Chair of Neuro-Oncology
Co-Director, Dardinger Neuro-Oncology Center

Robert Cavaliere, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Medical Oncology

Thomas Olencki, DO
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Gregory Otterson, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Paul Monk III, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Miguel Villalona, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine

Ewa Mrozek, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Tanios Belkaii-Saab, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Craig Hofmeister, MD (multiple myeloma)
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Don Benson, MD (multiple myeloma)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Radiation Oncology

John Grecula, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine

Michael Guiou
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine

Neuroradiology

Eric Bourekas, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Donald Chakeres, MD
Professor, Section Chief, Neuroradiology
Director, MR Research

H.W. Slone, MD
Associate Professor
Clinical Director, MRI
Director, MRI Fellowship

Stereotactic Spinal Radiosurgery

Ehud Mendel, MD, FACS
Director, Spine Program, Department of Neurological Surgery

Neuroanesthesiology

Sergio Bergese, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Neuroanesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery

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: jamesline@osumc.edu