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Vinita Takiar, MD, PhD

Clinical Interest

Radiation Oncology


Radiation Oncology

  • Bachelor's Degree: The Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD: Yale University
  • Medical Degree: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Board Certifications & Licenses
    American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (Certification Date: 05/17/2016)
Contact Information
  • UC Barrett Cancer Center
  • 234 Goodman Street, ML 0757
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
  • Office 513-584-1450
  • Fax 513-584-4007
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

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, ,

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, ,

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, ,

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, ,

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, ,

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

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

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, ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, ,

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, ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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234 Goodman Street, ML0757
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0757

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