J. Paul Monk, MD

The James Cancer Center
J. Paul Monk

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.


  • Medical Oncology

Clinical Expertise

  • Prostate Cancers
  • Testicular Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Male Genitalia Cancers
  • Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor
  • Urethral Cancers
  • Ureteral Cancers
  • Germ Cell and Embryona Cancers
  • Germinoma
  • Dysgerminoma
  • Teratocarcinoma
  • Kidney Cancers
  • Urologic Cancers
  • Penile Cancers
  • Sertoli Cell Tumor
  • Urogenital Cancers
  • Leydig Cell Tumor
  • Carcinoma, Embryonal
  • Seminoma
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I’m a medical oncologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians nationwide for patient satisfaction in 2014 and 2016, and patients value the time I spend with them.

I specialize in GU (or genitourinary) cancers, which include cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidneys and testicles. As a researcher, I’m very interested in experimental therapeutics and clinical trials. I’m particularly focused on evaluating both their effectiveness and their safety. I believe in combining state-of-the-art treatment with compassionate care, which is why the OSUCCC – James is the ideal place for what I do.

Being part of the team at OSUCCC – James is very inspirational to me professionally and personally. Working with such dedicated colleagues every day helps us all maintain high standards and set higher and higher goals for our work. I’m also inspired by the multidisciplinary approach that we take at Ohio State’s genitourinary medical oncology clinic because it’s so unique. I’m passionate about providing assistance to people in need and proud that I’ve spent my whole medical career serving the Columbus area.

In addition to my work at the OSUCCC – James, I serve on the Genitourinary Oncology core committee for ALLIANCE, a research group that works in cooperation with the National Cancer Institute. My own research has been published in many leading journals, including Cancer, Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Immunotherapy.

Education and Background


  • Riverside Methodist Hospital

    Columbus, OH


  • Hematology/Oncology

    Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Columbus, OH

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 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 3/26/2018, Dr. Monk 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 at 614-293-7802.

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Exelixis, Inc.
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