Dwight Owen, MD, MBBCh, MS

The James Cancer Center
Dwight Owen


  • Medical Oncology

Clinical Expertise

  • Thoracic Diseases
  • Lung Cancers
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymus Cancers
  • Immunotherapy
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I’m a medical oncologist specializing in treating patients with thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic cancers. My research interests include the use of immunotherapy in patients with thoracic cancers and developing ways to better identify patients who are likely to benefit most from these treatments, while minimizing toxicities.

I completed residency in Internal Medicine at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and chief residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I came to Ohio State for my fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology, which I completed in 2017, and where I served as chief fellow for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. As chief fellow, I expanded upon our systems-based education curriculum and led the development of a Quality Improvement Program to optimize procedure training for our new fellows.

To coincide with my research interests, I completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation during my fellowship training with a focus on immunotherapeutics, specifically investigating its combination with targeted and cytotoxic chemotherapies and understanding mechanisms of secondary resistance. With the mentorship of David Carbone, MD, PhD and Gregory Otterson, MD, I have written several early phase trials for patients with thoracic malignancies, including a multi-center phase II trial of immunotherapy in early stage non-small cell lung cancer. My research has been published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Thoracic Disease and Journal of Oncology Practice among others, and I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award.

I feel very fortunate to be at The James and to be surrounded by passionate team members, clinicians and scientists who are all focused on improving the treatment and care of patients with cancer. Having done my fellowship training here, I have been awed at the impact that The James has had in this community. It’s been extremely rewarding working together to help our patients.

Education and Background


  • University College Dublin School of Medicine

    Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

    Brooklyn, NY


  • Hematology/Oncology

    Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Columbus, OH

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

Academic Department

I see patients at

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 12/20/2018, Dr. Owen has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • AstraZeneca


Clinical Trials | Lead

  • OSU-18184

  • OSU-17270

  • OSU-16157

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