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

James Elder, MD

I’m an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and director of Neurosurgical Oncology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Read More

Russell Lonser, MD

I'm a professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I hold the Dardinger Family Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology. Read More

Ehud Mendel, MD

I’m the director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute’s Spine Oncology Program and a clinical director of the Spine Research Institute. Read More


Vinay Puduvalli, MBBS

I'm a neuro-oncologist with expertise in caring for patients with brain and spine tumors. I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors” from 2013-2019. Read More


Eric Bourekas, MD

I have been a neuroradiologist since 1995 with a clinical and research focus on spinal pathology and spinal tumors. I serve as the vice chair of Radiology/Imaging Clinical Operations, chief of Neuroradiology and as an associate professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Read More

Radiation Oncology

Dukagjin Blakaj, MD, PhD

I’m a radiation oncologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University. I am passionate about practicing medicine as well as research. Read More

Arnab Chakravarti, MD

I am professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University, where I also hold the Max Morehouse Chair of Cancer Research and direct the Brain Tumor Program. Read More

John Grecula, MD

I am a board certified radiation oncologist treating patients with radiation therapy as part of a multimodal, comprehensive treatment plan. I specialize in head and neck cancers, base of skull tumors, central nervous system metastases, and lung cancer. Read More

Luciano Prevedello, MD, MPH

I'm an associate professor of radiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I'm also the vice-chair for medical informatics and augmented intelligence in imaging, division chief of medical imaging informatics and medical director of the 3D and Advanced Visualization Lab. Read More

Raju Raval, MD, DPhil

My practice focuses on radiation oncology with a specialization in treating patients with genitourinary cancers and primary central nervous system lymphoma, a disease that attacks the lymph tissue of the brain and spinal cord. Read More

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