John Breneman, MD

Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology and Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery

Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Neuroscience, Brain Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Pituitary Tumors
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Practice Locations

  • Clifton

    • UC Health Barrett Center

      234 Goodman Street
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

      Phone: (513) 584-4775
      Fax: (513) 584-4007
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  • West Chester

    • Precision Radiotherapy

      7710 Discovery Drive
      West Chester, Ohio 45069

      Phone: (513) 475-7777
      Fax: (513) 475-7778
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John Breneman, MD, is a Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology and an adjunct professor of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine.  He serves as associate director of the UC Brain Tumor Center, co-director of the Precision Radiotherapy Center, and is vice-chair for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He started as a radiation oncologist at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1985 and joined the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute team in 1999.  

Dr. Breneman serves on the American Board of Radiology as Chair of the Central Nervous System (CNS) Committee.  He has been an invited speaker to numerous regional and national meetings, and is an active clinical researcher with over 80 research publications and contributions to several textbooks.  He has a particular interest and expertise in the development and implementation of new technologies for use in the treatment of adults and children with brain tumors.


Medical School
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
University of Cincinnati/University Hospital - Cincinnati, OH

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology  
American College of Radiology
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology 
Society of Neuro-Oncology 
Children’s Oncology Group 
North American Skull Base Society 
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