Dukagjin Blakaj, MD, PhD

The James Cancer Center
Dukagjin Blakaj

Clinical Expertise

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancers
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Lip Cancers
  • Maxillary Sinus Cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Mouth Cancers
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancers
  • Nervous System Tumor
  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Otorhinolaryngeal Cancer
  • Palatal Cancers
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancers
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Ocular
  • Parotid Cancers
  • Pharyngeal Cancers
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted
  • Radiotherapy, Image-Guided
  • Salivary Gland Cancers
  • Second Primary Cancers
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Sublingual Gland Cancers
  • Tongue Cancers
  • Tonsillar Cancers
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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. Some of my recent studies have been on the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) and on quality of life issues for patients with cancers of the head and neck.

I believe that teamwork is the key to ultimately ending cancer, which is one of the reasons why I’m proud to be part of OSUCCC – James. Our multidisciplinary teams of subspecialists provide expert care to our patients. I’m also inspired by being part of a department whose goal is to take the most cutting-edge research and translate it into care that is personalized for each patient based on the specific biological markers of his or her cancer.

Giving back has always been important to me. While earning my MD and PhD, I served as the chair of my medical school’s chapter of Physicians for Human Rights. I was also the co-founder of a non-profit organization that promotes educational opportunities. More recently, I am a part of Pelotonia and ride more than 100 miles to help raise money for cancer research at OSCUCC – James.

Education and Background


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Bronx, NY

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology (Subspecialty: Radiation Oncology)

Academic Department

I see patients at

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


The James at Brain and Spine Hospital

300 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


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 3/26/2018, Dr. Blakaj has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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