Vinita Takiar

Vinita Takiar , MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Section Chief

UC Barrett Cancer Center
234 Goodman Street, ML 0757
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone 513-584-1450
Fax 513-584-4007


Bachelor's Degree: The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, 2003 (Biophysics and English)

PhD: Yale University New Haven, CT, 2010 (Cellular and Molecular Physiology)

Medical Degree: Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT, 2010

Residency: University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX, 2015 (Radiation Oncology)


American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (Certification Date: 05-17-2016 )

Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncology

Thyroid Cancer


Adenosquamous Carcinoma

Adrenal Cancer

Adrenal Cortex Cancers

Adrenal Gland Cancers

Adrenal Rest Tumor

Adrenal Tumors

Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

BRCA1 Genes

BRCA2 Genes

Breast Cancer


Ear Canal Masses

Ear Cancer


Follicular Thyroid Cancer

Gingival Cancers

Head and Neck Cancer

Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer

Hypopharyngeal Cancers

Jaw Cancers

Laryngeal Cancer

Lip Cancer

Mandible Tumors

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Metastasis Cancers

Nasal and Paranasal Tumors

Nasal Masses

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Neck Masses


Nose and Sinus Cavity Cancer

Odontogenic tumors and cysts

Olfactory Neuroblastoma (Esthesioneuroblastoma)

Oncogenic Viruses

Oral Cancer

Oral Leukoplakia

Oropharyngeal Cancer

Otorhinolaryngeal Cancer

Palatal Cancers

Papillary Carcinoma

Papillary Thyroid Cancer



Parotid Cancers

Parotid Disease

Parotid tumors

Pharyngeal Cancers

Phyllodes Tumor

Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

Salivary Gland Cancer

Sebaceous Gland Cancer

Sinonasal Skull Base Tumors

Sinus Cancer

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

Sublingual Gland Cancers

Temporal Bone Cancer

Thoracic Cancer

Throat Cancer

Thymic Carcinoma


Thymus Cancer

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

Thyroid Crisis

Thyroid Nodules

Tonsillar Cancers

Tracheal Tumors

Upper Jaw Cancers

Vocal Cord Cancer

Vocal Fold Carcinoma In Situ


Radiation Oncology

Research Support

Grant: #Contract No. 475524 Investigators:Ionascu, Traian; Lamba, Michael; Takiar, Vinita; Vatner, Ralph 08-02-2019 -07-31-2020 Department of Energy Evaluating Equivalence of Cellular Response to X-ray and Gamma Irradiation of Varying Energies Role:Collaborator $53,489.25 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #R01CA255331 Investigators:Phoenix, Timothy; Sasaki, Atsuo; Sengupta, Soma; Takiar, Vinita 07-07-2021 -06-30-2026 National Cancer Institute Therapeutic resistance and aggressive malignancy in glioblastomas: the contribution of GTP metabolism through regulation by IMPDH2 Role:Collaborator 413481.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Takiar, Vinita; Ma, Dominic; Garden, Adam S; Li, Jing; Rosenthal, David I; Beadle, Beth M; Frank, Steven J; Fuller, Clifton D; Gunn, Gary B; Morrison, William H; Hutcheson, Kate; El-Naggar, Adel K; Gold, Kathryn A; Kupferman, Michael E; Phan, Jack (2015. ) Disease control and toxicity outcomes for T4 carcinoma of the nasopharynx treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy.Head & neck, , More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Voong, K Ranh; Gombos, Dan S; Mourtada, Firas; Rechner, Laura A; Lawyer, Ann A; Morrison, William H; Garden, Adam S; Beadle, Beth M A choice of radionuclide: Comparative outcomes and toxicity of ruthenium-106 and iodine-125 in the definitive treatment of uveal melanoma.Practical radiation oncology, , 5 (3 ) ,e169-76 More Information

Tao, Randa; Ma, Dominic; Takiar, Vinita; Frank, Steven J; Fuller, Clifton D; Gunn, G Brandon; Beadle, Beth M; Morrison, William H; Rosenthal, David I; Edson, Mark A; Esmaeli, Bita; Kupferman, Michael E; Hanna, Ehab Y; Garden, Adam S; Phan, Jack (2015. ) Orbital carcinomas treated with adjuvant intensity-modulated radiation therapy.Head & neck, , More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Gombos, Dan S; Mourtada, Firas; Rechner, Laura A; Lawyer, Ann A; Morrison, William H; Garden, Adam S; Beadle, Beth M Disease control and toxicity outcomes using ruthenium eye plaque brachytherapy in the treatment of uveal melanoma.Practical radiation oncology, , 4 (4 ) ,e189-94 More Information

Hoffman, Karen E; Voong, K Ranh; Pugh, Thomas J; Skinner, Heath; Levy, Lawrence B; Takiar, Vinita; Choi, Seungtaek; Du, Weiliang; Frank, Steven J; Johnson, Jennifer; Kanke, James; Kudchadker, Rajat J; Lee, Andrew K; Mahmood, Usama; McGuire, Sean E; Kuban, Deborah A (2014. ) Risk of late toxicity in men receiving dose-escalated hypofractionated intensity modulated prostate radiation therapy: results from a randomized trial.International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, , 88 (5 ) ,1074-84 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Pugh, Thomas J; Swanson, David; Kudchadker, Rajat J; Bruno, Teresa L; McAvoy, Sarah; Mahmood, Usama; Frank, Steven J MRI-based sector analysis enhances prostate palladium-103 brachytherapy quality assurance in a phase II prospective trial of men with intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer.Brachytherapy, , 13 (1 ) ,68-74 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Akay, Catherine L; Stauder, Michael C; Tereffe, Welela; Alvarez, Ricardo H; Hoffman, Karen E; Perkins, George H; Strom, Eric A; Buchholz, Thomas A; Ueno, Naoto T; Babiera, Gildy; Woodward, Wendy A (2014. ) Predictors of durable no evidence of disease status in de novo metastatic inflammatory breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and post-mastectomy radiation.SpringerPlus, , 3 ,166 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Fontanilla, Hiral P; Eifel, Patricia J; Jhingran, Anuja; Kelly, Patrick; Iyer, Revathy B; Levenback, Charles F; Zhang, Yongbin; Dong, Lei; Klopp, Ann (2013. ) Anatomic distribution of fluorodeoxyglucose-avid para-aortic lymph nodes in patients with cervical cancer.International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, , 85 (4 ) ,1045-50 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Strom, Eric A; Baumann, Donald P; Meric-Bernstam, Funda; Alvarez, Ricardo H; Gonzalez-Angulo, Ana M (2013. ) Locoregional interaction of ixabepilone (ixempra) after breast cancer radiation.The oncologist, , 18 (3 ) ,265-70 More Information

Fontanilla, Hiral P; Klopp, Ann H; Lindberg, Mary E; Jhingran, Anuja; Kelly, Patrick; Takiar, Vinita; Iyer, Revathy B; Levenback, Charles F; Zhang, Yongbin; Dong, Lei; Eifel, Patricia J Anatomic distribution of [(18)F] fluorodeoxyglucose-avid lymph nodes in patients with cervical cancer.Practical radiation oncology, , 3 (1 ) ,45-53 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Mistry, Kavita; Carmosino, Monica; Schaeren-Wiemers, Nicole; Caplan, Michael J (2012. ) VIP17/MAL expression modulates epithelial cyst formation and ciliogenesis.American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, , 303 (8 ) ,C862-71 More Information

Lee, Daniel A; Bedont, Joseph L; Pak, Thomas; Wang, Hong; Song, Juan; Miranda-Angulo, Ana; Takiar, Vani; Charubhumi, Vanessa; Balordi, Francesca; Takebayashi, Hirohide; Aja, Susan; Ford, Eric; Fishell, Gordon; Blackshaw, Seth (2012. ) Tanycytes of the hypothalamic median eminence form a diet-responsive neurogenic niche.Nature neuroscience, , 15 (5 ) ,700-2 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Caplan, Michael J (2011. ) Polycystic kidney disease: pathogenesis and potential therapies.Biochimica et biophysica acta, , 1812 (10 ) ,1337-43 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Nishio, Saori; Seo-Mayer, Patricia; King, J Darwin; Li, Hui; Zhang, Li; Karihaloo, Anil; Hallows, Kenneth R; Somlo, Stefan; Caplan, Michael J (2011. ) Activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) slows renal cystogenesis.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, , 108 (6 ) ,2462-7 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Caplan, Michael J (2010. ) Telling kidneys to cease and decyst.Nature medicine, , 16 (7 ) ,751-2 More Information

Fuh, Katherine C; Meneshian, Avedis; Patel, Chandrahas B; Takiar, Vinita; Bulkley, Gregory B (2002. ) Signal transduction by reactive oxygen species: alternative paradigms for signaling specificity. Surgery, , 131 (6 ) ,601-12

Forster, Neil; Warnick, Ronald; Takiar, Vinita; Pater, Luke; Breneman, John (2018. ) Debulking surgery of pituitary adenoma as a strategy to facilitate definitive stereotactic radiosurgery.Journal of neuro-oncology, , 138 (2 ) ,335-340 More Information

Wise-Draper, Trisha; Sendilnathan, Arun; Palackdharry, Sarah; Pease, Nicholas; Qualtieri, Julianne; Butler, Randall; Sadraei, Nooshin Hashemi; Morris, John C; Patil, Yash; Wilson, Keith; Mark, Jonathan; Casper, Keith; Takiar, Vinita; Lane, Adam; Privette Vinnedge, Lisa (2018. ) Decreased plasma DEK Oncogene Levels Correlate with p16-Negative Disease and Advanced Tumor Stage in a Case-Control Study of Patients with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.Translational oncology, , 11 (1 ) ,168-174 More Information

Tuttle, Traci R; Takiar, Vinita; Kumar, Bhavna; Kumar, Pawan; Ben-Jonathan, Nira (2017. ) Soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators increase sensitivity to cisplatin in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells.Cancer letters, , 389 ,33-40 More Information

Takiar, V; Ip, C K M; Gao, M; Mills, G B; Cheung, L W T (2017. ) Neomorphic mutations create therapeutic challenges in cancer.Oncogene, , 36 (12 ) ,1607-1618 More Information

Freese, Christopher; Takiar, Vinita; Fouladi, Maryam; DeWire, Mariko; Breneman, John; Pater, Luke Radiation and subsequent reirradiation outcomes in the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and a systematic review of the reirradiation literature.Practical radiation oncology, , 7 (2 ) ,86-92 More Information

Phan, Jack; Sio, Terence T; Nguyen, Theresa P; Takiar, Vinita; Gunn, G Brandon; Garden, Adam S; Rosenthal, David I; Fuller, Clifton D; Morrison, William H; Beadle, Beth; Ma, Dominic; Zafereo, Mark E; Hutcheson, Kate A; Kupferman, Michael E; William, William N; Frank, Steven J (2016. ) Reirradiation of Head and Neck Cancers With Proton Therapy: Outcomes and Analyses.International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, , 96 (1 ) ,30-41 More Information

Damast, Shari; Takiar, Vinita; McCarthy, Shirley; Higgins, Susan A (2016. ) Treatment of early stage vaginal cancer with EBRT and MRI-based intracavitary brachytherapy: A retrospective case review.Gynecologic oncology reports, , 17 ,89-92 More Information

Takiar, Vinita; Garden, Adam S; Ma, Dominic; Morrison, William H; Edson, Mark; Zafereo, Mark E; Gunn, Gary B; Fuller, Clifton D; Beadle, Beth; Frank, Steven J; William, William N; Kies, Merrill; El-Naggar, Adel K; Weber, Randal; Rosenthal, David I; Phan, Jack (2016. ) Reirradiation of Head and Neck Cancers With Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy: Outcomes and Analyses.International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, , 95 (4 ) ,1117-31 More Information

Mitra, Shreya; Federico, Lorenzo; Zhao, Wei; Dennison, Jennifer; Sarkar, Tapasree Roy; Zhang, Fan; Takiar, Vinita; Cheng, Kwai W; Mani, Sendurai; Lee, Ju Seog; Mills, Gordon B (2016. ) Rab25 acts as an oncogene in luminal B breast cancer and is causally associated with Snail driven EMT.Oncotarget, , 7 (26 ) ,40252-40265 More Information

Tang, Alice L; Miller, Adam; Hauff, Samantha; Myer, Charles M; Takiar, Vinita; Howell, Rebecca J; Mark, Jonathan R (2018. ) Maternity and paternity leave in otolaryngology residency training in the United States.The Laryngoscope, , More Information

Haque, Sulsal; Karivedu, Vidhya; Riaz, Muhammed K; Choi, David; Roof, Logan; Hassan, Sarah Z; Zhu, Zheng; Jandarov, Roman; Takiar, Vinita; Tang, Alice; Wise-Draper, Trisha (2019. ) High-risk pathological features at the time of salvage surgery predict poor survival after definitive therapy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.Oral oncology, , 88 ,9-15 More Information

Epperson, Madison; Gouveia, Christopher J; Tabangin, Meredith E; Takiar, Vinita; Howell, Rebecca; Altaye, Mekibib; Ishman, Stacey L; Tang, Alice L (2019. ) Female Representation in Otolaryngology Leadership Roles.The Laryngoscope, , More Information

Gulati, Shuchi; Desai, Janki; Palackdharry, Sarah M; Morris, John C; Zhu, Zheng; Jandarov, Roman; Riaz, Muhammad K; Takiar, Vinita; Mierzwa, Michelle; Gutkind, J Silvio; Molinolo, Alfredo; Desai, Pankaj B; Sadraei, Nooshin Hashemi; Wise-Draper, Trisha M (2019. ) Phase 1 dose-finding study of metformin in combination with concurrent cisplatin and radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer.Cancer, , More Information

Hunt, Brian G; Wicker, Christina A; Bourn, Jennifer R; Lower, Elyse E; Takiar, Vinita; Waltz, Susan E (2020. ) MST1R (RON) expression is a novel prognostic biomarker for metastatic progression in breast cancer patients.Breast cancer research and treatment, , More Information

Havard, Molly; Esslinger, Hope; Mierzwa, Michelle; Kharofa, Jordan; Takiar, Vinita (2020. ) Increased Pain Reporting by Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Radiation Oncology Consultation: A Quality-of-Life Analysis.The Laryngoscope, , More Information

Venkatraman, Anumitha; Kaval, Farah; Takiar, Vinita (2020. ) Body Mass Index and Age Affect Maximum Mouth Opening in a Contemporary American Population.Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, , More Information

Contact Information

Academic - UC Barrett Cancer Center
234 Goodman Street, ML 0757
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45219
Phone: 513-584-1450
Fax: 513-584-4007