I have been a neuroradiologist since 1995 with a clinical and research focus on spinal pathology, spinal tumors and neurovascular imaging. I serve as the vice chair of radiology/imaging clinical operations, chief of neuroradiology and as an associate professor of radiology, neurology and neurological surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Because the nervous system is responsible for basic vital life functions, early detection of these cancers is crucial. As one of the world's most advanced cancer hospitals, The James offers the latest diagnostic imaging and interventional technology. I specialize in researching and applying neuroimaging techniques to detect cancers in the central nervous system. Imaging methods such as X-rays, CT scans and PET scans provide us with non-surgical avenues to pinpoint and diagnose abnormalities. We also use noninvasive techniques such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to detect disease.
I received medical training in some of the most highly respected medical institutions of the nation. I completed a neuroradiology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals and the University Hospitals of Cleveland. I also completed an interventional neuroradiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
I hope my research efforts continue to improve our diagnostic imaging capabilities at The James and ultimately move us closer to a cancer-free world. I'm proud to work alongside the team of experts at the OSUCCC – James as a pioneer in cancer prevention, detection, treatment and research.
- Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
- Best Doctor in America, 2013-2019
Additional Languages I Speak
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Spinal Cancers
- Spine Sarcoma
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
- Spinal Cord Tumors
Education and Training
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
9/1/1985 - 6/1/1989
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1993
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1995
American Board of Radiology (Subspecialty: Diagnostic Radiology)
American Board of Radiology (Subspecialty: Neuroradiology)
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. Bourekas has reported no relationships with companies or entities.