Dukagjin Blakaj

Dukagjin Blakaj, MD,PhD

  • Radiation Oncology

Appointments: (614) 293-8415

About Me

I’m a radiation oncologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University. I am passionate about practicing medicine as well as research. Some of my recent studies have been on the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) and on quality of life issues for patients with cancers of the head and neck.

I believe that teamwork is the key to ultimately ending cancer, which is one of the reasons why I’m proud to be part of OSUCCC – James. Our multidisciplinary teams of subspecialists provide expert care to our patients. I’m also inspired by being part of a department whose goal is to take the most cutting-edge research and translate it into care that is personalized for each patient based on the specific biological markers of his or her cancer.

Giving back has always been important to me. While earning my MD and PhD, I served as the chair of my medical school’s chapter of Physicians for Human Rights. I was also the co-founder of a non-profit organization that promotes educational opportunities. More recently, I am a part of Pelotonia and ride more than 100 miles to help raise money for cancer research at OSCUCC – James.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Mouth Cancers
  • Radiotherapy, Image-Guided
  • Salivary Gland Cancers
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancers
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancers
  • Palatal Cancers
  • Parotid Cancers
  • Pharyngeal Cancers
  • Sublingual Gland Cancers
  • Tongue Cancers
  • Tonsillar Cancers
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Otorhinolaryngeal Cancer
  • Second Primary Cancers
  • Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted
  • Lip Cancers
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancers
  • Maxillary Sinus Cancers
  • Nervous System Tumor

Locations where I practice

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Education and training

Medical Degree

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Radiation Oncology
Montefiore Medical Center
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013

More about my work

My background

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology (Subspecialty: Radiation Oncology)

My Department

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 03/28/2017, Dr. Blakaj has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.