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 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. Read More

Ehud Mendel, MD

I am a tenured professor and neurosurgeon with specialty expertise in spine tumors at The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery, where I direct the Neurosurgical Spine Program and serve as vice chair of clinical affairs. Read More

Neuro-Oncology

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 also 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. 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

Neuroradiology

Eric Bourekas, MD

I’m a neuroradiologist 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

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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