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Radiation Oncology

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Ralph Vatner, MD, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interest

Radiation Oncology


Radiation Oncology

  • Bachelor of Arts: Haverford College
  • Ph.D.: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Proton Therapy Fellow: Harvard Medical School, Francis H. Burr Proton Center
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine
  • Intern: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • : Harvard College
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) 05/17/2016
Contact Information
  • UC Health Barrett Cancer Center
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • 234 Goodman Street, ML 0757
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0757
  • Office 513-584-5327
  • Fax 513-584-4007
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Medek, Sara; De, Brian; Pater, Luke; Breneman, John; Mahajan, Anita; Wolden, Suzanne; Vatner, Ralph E 2019. Practice patterns among radiation oncologists treating pediatric patients with proton craniospinal irradiation. Practical radiation oncology, ,

Turpin, Brian; Pressey, Joseph G; Nagarajan, Rajaram; Weiss, Brian D; Trout, Andrew T; Gelfand, Michael J; Pater, Luke; Vatner, Ralph E; Breneman, John C; Dasgupta, Roshni 2019. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatric blood & cancer, 66 3, e27532

Vatner, Ralph E; Janssen, Edith M 2019. STING, DCs and the link between innate and adaptive tumor immunity. Molecular immunology, 110 , 13-23

4. Sertorio M, Perentesis JP, Vatner RE, Mascia AE, Zheng Y, Wells SI. 2018. Cancer cell metabolism: implications for X-ray and particle radiation therapy. Cancer cell metabolism: implications for X-ray and particle radiation therapy. International Journal of Particle Therapy, 5 1,

Vatner, Ralph E; Niemierko, Andrzej; Misra, Madhusmita; Weyman, Elizabeth A; Goebel, Claire P; Ebb, David H; Jones, Robin M; Huang, Mary S; Mahajan, Anita; Grosshans, David R; Paulino, Arnold C; Stanley, Takara; MacDonald, Shannon M; Tarbell, Nancy J; Yock, Torunn I 2018. Endocrine Deficiency As a Function of Radiation Dose to the Hypothalamus and Pituitary in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients With Brain Tumors. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 36 28, 2854-2862

Shin SM, Vatner RE, Tam M, Golfinos JG, Narayana A, Kondziolka D, Silverman JS 2015. Resection Followed by Involved-Field Fractionated Radiotherapy in the Management of Single Brain Metastasis. Front Oncol. , 5 206,

Vatner RE and Formenti SC 2015. Myeloid Derived Cells in Tumors: Effects of Radiation Semin Radiat Oncol, 25 1, 18

Vatner RE, Cooper BT, Vanpouille-Box C, Demaria S, Formenti SC. 2014. Combinations of Immunotherapy and Radiation in Cancer Therapy. Front Oncol. , 4 325,

Vatner RE, Srivastava PK 2010. The tailless complex polypeptide-1 ring complex of the heat shock protein 60 family facilitates cross-priming of CD8 responses specific for chaperoned peptides J Immunol, 185 11, 6765