Floortje Backes, MD

The James Cancer Center
Floortje Backes

Clinical Expertise

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Ovarian Cancers
  • Uterine Cancers
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Robotics
  • Endometrial Cancers
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancers
  • Vulvar Cancers
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I am a board certified gynecologic oncologist specializing in 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 I’m a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017.

My recent research focuses on sentinel lymph nodes in endometrial cancer, novel treatments for gynecologic cancers and predictors of cancer outcomes. 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 options for treatment as part of standard of care as well as on 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



  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Columbus, OH


  • OB/GYN / Gynecological Oncology

    Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Board Certifications

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

Academic Department

I see patients at

JamesCare Gynecologic Oncology at Mill Run

3651 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026


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 3/28/2017, Dr. Backes has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.


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