Neuro-Oncology Team

Meet the experts who make OSUCCC-James a nationally-recognized leader in cancer care and research.

Robert Cavaliere, MD
Herbert Newton, MD
Vinay Puduvalli, MD
Heather Cunningham, CNP
Judy Lima, CNP

Primary Nurse Coordinators:
Sherry Cavezza, RN
Vanessa Woldeab, RN

Neuron-Oncology Program Staff:
Christin Brown, MBOE, LSW, RN OCN
Danette Birkhimer, CNS
Danielle Crawford, MSW, LISW
Linda Kukura, RN
Leslie Ray, Pharm, BCOP

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

Emily Porensky, PhD

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

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