Julia White

Julia White, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5




I am a breast cancer physician and radiation oncologist who specializes in designing targeted radiation treatment plans for women with breast cancer. I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2011-2019.

As a physician, my goal is to deliver radiation therapy that is personalized for each patient, an approach that can lead to improved survival for women with breast cancer. When I began my career 20 years ago, we treated all women with breast cancer the same way. Now we know that there are no routine breast cancers and that there is not just one way to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer. There are many types of breast cancer, and each woman is an individual, which means it is important to provide a targeted treatment plan for each patient.

Throughout my career I have served as the principal investigator on important clinical studies that have helped establish today’s standard of care for treating breast cancer patients. My research focuses on developing new technologies for individualized breast radiation treatment that will lead to better outcomes and fewer side effects, if any.

Radiation science is not an exact science. Many times we have resounding success, but not in every case. So I am developing and implementing new technologies, such as prone, conformal, partial breast and image-guided therapies, to provide radiation technology and tools that are capable of delivering a more precise dosage of radiation without harming healthy tissue or organs.

I have published my work extensively in the top research journals in the field. I am often asked to present my work at scientific meetings, and I split my time between patients, research, teaching and numerous leadership positions, both at Ohio State and nationally.

My focus on personalized treatments has led to some national prominence in the field as a national leader in radiation oncology. I have held many positions for national organizations. Since 2007, I have chaired the Breast Cancer Committee for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG). This group receives National Cancer Institute funding to conduct clinical trials, so in this role, I oversee all of the breast radiation clinical trials. Nearly 7,000 breast cancer patients will be enrolled in clinical trials under my oversight.

Education and Background


Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Beaumont Hospital

Royal Oak, MI

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology (Subspecialty: Radiation Oncology)

Academic Department

Department of Radiation 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 11/21/2019, Dr. White has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


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 344 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

4.9/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (18 total comments)

Reviewed: 11/14/2019

Dr. Julia White is an exceptional, decisive, knowledgeable MD we got answers to open-ended tx recommendations her confidence and knowledge was extremely reassuring.

Reviewed: 11/12/2019

Dr. White listens to me and makes changes to my care when needed - I feel like she cares about my needs and is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed: 11/6/2019

Excellent doctor!!! (Dr. Julie White).

Reviewed: 10/8/2019

Dr. White is a phenomenal doctor - I love her!

Reviewed: 10/4/2019

Dr. White took time to answer my concerns.

Reviewed: 9/25/2019

Dr. White was very knowledgeable, personal & I had complete confidence in her!

Reviewed: 9/3/2019

Dr. White did an excellent job in informing me of potential risks & benefits. (Mastectomy vs. lumpectomy & radiation & long-term appearance (vs. reconstruction surgery).

Reviewed: 8/9/2019

Dr. White was very thorough and informative, as was the resident I saw. Dr. White and Dr. Bazan were both very attentive and caring.

Reviewed: 7/24/2019

Dr. White was wonderful!

Reviewed: 7/9/2019

Love Dr. White.


Better Just Treat.

Bazan JG, White JR

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 103


Effects of Radiotherapy in Early-Stage, Low-Recurrence Risk, Hormone-Sensitive Breast Cancer.

Jayasekera J, Schechter CB, Sparano JA, Jagsi R, White J, Chapman JW, Whelan T, Anderson SJ, Fyles AW, Sauerbrei W, Zellars RC, Li Y, Song J, Huang X, Julian TB, Luta G, Berry DA, Feuer EJ, Mandelblatt J, CISNET-BOLD Collaborative Group

J Natl Cancer Inst 110


Clinical Trials | Lead




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