Floortje Backes

Floortje Backes, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5




Dutch, French, German


I am a board certified gynecologic oncologist specialized in the comprehensive treatment of ovarian, endometrial/uterine, cervical, vaginal, vulva and other rare gynecologic cancers. I perform radical tumor reductive surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures such as laparoscopy and robotics, and also give chemotherapy. I serve as an associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and as the vice chair of the Cancer Institutional Review Board at The James. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017 and was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” in 2019.

My recent research focuses on novel treatments for gynecologic cancers, predictors/biomarkers of cancer outcomes and sentinel lymph nodes in endometrial cancer. My research has been published in Gynecologic Oncology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, the Journal of Surgical Oncology and many others with now over 75 publications. Before coming to train and work at The James, I completed medical school at the University of Groningen in Groningen, Netherlands.

What I love about working at the OSUCCC – James is working within a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team to provide our patients with tailored, individualized treatment plans. At The James, we have many standard of care options for treatment as well as a large variety of clinical trials, and resources to make sure our patients have the best experience and best results as possible.

Education and Background


University of Groningen School of Medicine

Groningen, The Netherlands


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, OH


OB/GYN / Gynecological Oncology

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, OH

Board Certifications

American Board of OB/GYN

American Board of OB/GYN (Subspecialty: Gynecologic Oncology)

Academic Department

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Division of Gynecologic Oncology

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. Backes 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.

Clovis Oncology

Merck & Co., Inc.


Tesaro, Inc.


Creative Educational Concepts, Inc.


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 213 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.8/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.8/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.8/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (6 total comments)

Reviewed: 5/17/2019


Reviewed: 4/24/2019

Doctor made me feel very comfortable and put my mind at ease.

Reviewed: 4/22/2019

best Dr. I have ever had.

Reviewed: 3/14/2019

Dr. Backes answered all my questions in understandable language. She was very kind.

Reviewed: 2/21/2019

Dr. Backes is the best!

Reviewed: 2/1/2019

OSU is very lucky to have Dr. Backes she is a beautiful and brilliant woman first in foremost Then a phenomenal doctor I wish everyone in the world that has cancer could experience the love and the treatment that you receive from her that is why I am going to beat this disease she has so much love and compassion for all of her patients. she takes the time with you which is wrong with a lot of doctors today is they do not take the time to understand and take the time to listen to you and really know and understand what we are going through but my doctor does and that's why I am so lucky to have her


Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: A rare and devastating tumor of the vulva.

Neff R, Collins R, Backes F

Gynecol Oncol Rep 28


Surgical complexity score and role of laparoscopy in women with advanced ovarian cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Davidson BA, Broadwater G, Crim A, Boccacio R, Bixel K, Backes F, Previs RA, Salinaro J, Salani R, Moore K, Secord AA

Gynecol Oncol 152


Clinical Trials | Lead




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