Ritu Salani

Ritu Salani, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9 out of 5




I am a gynecologic oncologist and associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I also serve as the director for the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program. I have a busy clinical practice and have consistently been rated nationally in the top 10 percent of physicians for patient satisfaction as well as being named to the Castle Connolly list of America's “Top Doctors” in 2015 and 2019.

Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, I received my medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio, where I was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. I completed a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. This was followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. During this time, I also received my Master of Business Administration. After my fellowship, I joined the faculty at The Ohio State University.

Since joining the faculty, I have received numerous teaching awards from the medical students and residents. I have published multiple articles and book chapters with a focus on survivorship for women with gynecologic cancers and have served as the principal investigator on national and institutional clinical trials.

Additionally, I have been actively involved in national and international organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. I also currently serve on the Health Outcomes Research Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group and have served on the executive council for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

Education and Background


Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Rootstown, OH


Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA


OB/GYN / Gynecological Oncology

Johns Hopkins Medical Institute

Baltimore, MD

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 11/21/2019, Dr. Salani 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



Tesaro, 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 286 reviews)
4.9 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.9/ 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 (27 total comments)

Reviewed: 12/19/2019

Rates higher than Very Good. Dr. Salani is Outstanding!

Reviewed: 12/18/2019

My doctor is wonderful, smart, saved my life.

Reviewed: 12/7/2019

my doctor is the best she is a amazing doctor and care giver over the last four years she has made she that I know it's us fighting the cancer not just me . She is more than I could ever have dreamed for .

Reviewed: 11/28/2019

my doctor shows that she cares about me,answers all my questions, etc.

Reviewed: 10/26/2019

Excellent and caring

Reviewed: 10/17/2019

Doctor Salani & the rest of her staff have always been very kind & understanding of my condition & are always will to answer any questions I have in terms that I understand instead of all the clinical words that's hard for the average person to understand.

Reviewed: 10/3/2019

I saw Dr. Salani's fellow first, who was outstanding - he answered questions. Very personable. Dr. Salani was so nice, knowledgeable & very caring. I never felt rushed.

Reviewed: 8/26/2019

doctor has a wonderful rapport with patients

Reviewed: 6/27/2019

Dr. Ritu Salani is the best.

Reviewed: 6/26/2019

Dr. Salani is awesome!


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


GOG 8020/210: Risk stratification of lymph node metastasis, disease progression and survival using single nucleotide polymorphisms in endometrial cancer: An NRG oncology/gynecologic oncology group study.

Brooks RA, Tritchler DS, Darcy KM, Lankes HA, Salani R, Sperduto P, Guntupalli S, DiSilvestro P, Kesterson J, Olawaiye AB, Moxley K, Waggoner S, Santin A, Rader JS, Kizer NT, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Mutch DG, Birrer MJ, Goodfellow PJ

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