James Elder

James Elder, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Insurances We Accept

614-685-1965

About Me

I’m an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and director of Neurosurgical Oncology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I received my medical degree from Columbus University in 2002 and completed my neurological surgery residency at the University of Southern California in 2009. I also finished a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

My clinical interests include the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat brain tumors as well as the development of clinical trials to treat brain tumors and neurodegenerative conditions. My research has included creating surgical techniques in animal models that facilitate the delivery of therapeutic agents in glioma and brain metastasis models. I'm the principal investigator or a co-principal investigator on multiple clinical trials focusing on multiple gene therapy, cancer-killing viruses and more. I’ve also been involved in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications related to clinical and translational research.

What I enjoy most about working at The Ohio State University are the endless opportunities for cutting-edge research. Thanks to our collaborative approach with other providers and personalized approach to patient care, we create unique treatment plans for our patients and deliver positive outcomes.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent in the nation in patient satisfaction, 2015-present
  • Voted by peers to multiple “Best Doctors” formats, 2016 to present
  • Member of Tumor Section Executive Committee for a national neurosurgery organization

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ganglioneuroma
  • Gliomas
  • Astrocytoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma, Subependymal
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Neurocytoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Brain Stem Tumor
  • Cerebellar Cancers
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spine Sarcoma
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Headache
  • Brain Cancers
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Brain Concussion

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

MD
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
5/22/2002


LA County - USC Medical Center
6/30/2003


LA County - USC Medical Center
6/30/2009


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
6/30/2010

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery
5/20/2015

My Department

Neurological Surgery

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 12/20/2018, Dr. Elder has reported no relationships with companies or entities.