Arnab Chakravarti, MD

The James Cancer Center
Arnab Chakravarti

A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.


  • Radiation Oncology

Clinical Expertise

  • Lymphomas
  • Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Meningioma
  • Cerebellar Cancers
  • Cranial Irradiation
  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Brain Stem Tumor
  • Brain Cancers
  • Leukemia
  • Radiosurgery
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Astrocytoma
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Ganglioglioma
  • ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Irradiation
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spine Sarcoma
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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. In addition, I am in the Translational Therapeutics Program at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors” from 2012-2018.

Nationally, I chair the Board of Directors of the International Society of Neuro-Radiation Biology, chair the Radiation Therapy and Oncology Group (RTOG) Brain Tumor Translational Research Subcommittee, and co-chair the RTOG Brain Tumor Committee. I also am on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Neuro-Oncology Consortium.

My leadership roles in these organizations have led to translational research studies that define the current standard of care for patients with central nervous system tumors. My approach is to personalize cancer care by investigating strategies that are most effective to individual patients through genetic and molecular profiling instead of using the “one glove fits all” approach that is more commonly used in cancer care. In Ohio State’s cancer program, we appreciate that every patient is unique and requires targeted strategies for optimal personalized care.

Additionally, I’ve published more than 120 articles in leading scientific and medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Cancer Cell and Journal of Clinical Oncology. I have delivered numerous distinguished lectureships in the United States, Asia and Europe on cutting-edge therapies for cancer patients and have received more than two dozen national and international awards for outstanding clinical care and landmark research accomplishments.

Education and Background


  • University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Charlottesville, VA


  • Massachusetts General Hospital

    Boston, MA

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

    Boston, MA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology (Subspecialty: Radiation Oncology)

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Chakravarti has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


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