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Vinita Takiar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Section Chief

Radiation Oncology | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: The Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD: Yale University
  • Medical Degree: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (Certification Date: 20160517)

Specialties

Radiation Oncology

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncology

Thyroid Cancer

Adenocarcinoma

Adenosquamous Carcinoma

Adrenal Cancer

Adrenal Cortex Cancers

Adrenal Gland Cancers

Adrenal Rest Tumor

Adrenal Tumors

Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

BRCA1 Genes

BRCA2 Genes

Breast Cancer

Cancer

Ear Canal Masses

Ear Cancer

Esthesioneuroblastoma

Follicular Thyroid Cancer

Gingival Cancers

Head and Neck Cancer

Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer

Hypopharyngeal Cancers

Jaw Cancers

Laryngeal Cancer

Lip Cancer

Mandible Tumors

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Metastasis Cancers

Nasal and Paranasal Tumors

Nasal Masses

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Neck Masses

Neoplasm

Nose and Sinus Cavity Cancer

Odontogenic tumors and cysts

Olfactory Neuroblastoma (Esthesioneuroblastoma)

Oncogenic Viruses

Oral Cancer

Oral Leukoplakia

Oropharyngeal Cancer

Otorhinolaryngeal Cancer

Palatal Cancers

Papillary Carcinoma

Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Paraganglioma

Parathyroid

Parotid Cancers

Parotid Disease

Parotid tumors

Pharyngeal Cancers

Phyllodes Tumor

Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

Salivary Gland Cancer

Sebaceous Gland Cancer

Sinonasal Skull Base Tumors

Sinus Cancer

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

Sublingual Gland Cancers

Temporal Bone Cancer

Thoracic Cancer

Throat Cancer

Thymic Carcinoma

Thymoma

Thymus Cancer

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

Thyroid Crisis

Thyroid Nodules

Tonsillar Cancers

Tracheal Tumors

Upper Jaw Cancers

Vocal Cord Cancer

Vocal Fold Carcinoma In Situ

Peer Reviewed Publications

Havard, Molly; Esslinger, Hope; Mierzwa, Michelle; Kharofa, Jordan; Takiar, Vinita 2020. Increased Pain Reporting by Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Radiation Oncology Consultation: A Quality-of-Life Analysis. The Laryngoscope, ,

Hunt, Brian G; Wicker, Christina A; Bourn, Jennifer R; Lower, Elyse E; Takiar, Vinita; Waltz, Susan E 2020. MST1R (RON) expression is a novel prognostic biomarker for metastatic progression in breast cancer patients. Breast cancer research and treatment, ,

Venkatraman, Anumitha; Kaval, Farah; Takiar, Vinita 2020. Body Mass Index and Age Affect Maximum Mouth Opening in a Contemporary American Population. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, ,

Epperson, Madison; Gouveia, Christopher J; Tabangin, Meredith E; Takiar, Vinita; Howell, Rebecca; Altaye, Mekibib; Ishman, Stacey L; Tang, Alice L 2019. Female Representation in Otolaryngology Leadership Roles. The Laryngoscope, ,

Gulati, Shuchi; Desai, Janki; Palackdharry, Sarah M; Morris, John C; Zhu, Zheng; Jandarov, Roman; Riaz, Muhammad K; Takiar, Vinita; Mierzwa, Michelle; Gutkind, J Silvio; Molinolo, Alfredo; Desai, Pankaj B; Sadraei, Nooshin Hashemi; Wise-Draper, Trisha M 2019. Phase 1 dose-finding study of metformin in combination with concurrent cisplatin and radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer. Cancer, ,

Haque, Sulsal; Karivedu, Vidhya; Riaz, Muhammed K; Choi, David; Roof, Logan; Hassan, Sarah Z; Zhu, Zheng; Jandarov, Roman; Takiar, Vinita; Tang, Alice; Wise-Draper, Trisha 2019. High-risk pathological features at the time of salvage surgery predict poor survival after definitive therapy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oral oncology, 88 , 9-15

Forster, Neil; Warnick, Ronald; Takiar, Vinita; Pater, Luke; Breneman, John 2018. Debulking surgery of pituitary adenoma as a strategy to facilitate definitive stereotactic radiosurgery. Journal of neuro-oncology, 138 2, 335-340

Tang, Alice L; Miller, Adam; Hauff, Samantha; Myer, Charles M; Takiar, Vinita; Howell, Rebecca J; Mark, Jonathan R 2018. Maternity and paternity leave in otolaryngology residency training in the United States. The Laryngoscope, ,

Wise-Draper, Trisha; Sendilnathan, Arun; Palackdharry, Sarah; Pease, Nicholas; Qualtieri, Julianne; Butler, Randall; Sadraei, Nooshin Hashemi; Morris, John C; Patil, Yash; Wilson, Keith; Mark, Jonathan; Casper, Keith; Takiar, Vinita; Lane, Adam; Privette Vinnedge, Lisa 2018. Decreased plasma DEK Oncogene Levels Correlate with p16-Negative Disease and Advanced Tumor Stage in a Case-Control Study of Patients with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Translational oncology, 11 1, 168-174

Takiar, V; Ip, C K M; Gao, M; Mills, G B; Cheung, L W T 2017. Neomorphic mutations create therapeutic challenges in cancer. Oncogene, 36 12, 1607-1618

Tuttle, Traci R; Takiar, Vinita; Kumar, Bhavna; Kumar, Pawan; Ben-Jonathan, Nira 2017. Soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators increase sensitivity to cisplatin in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells. Cancer letters, 389 , 33-40

Damast, Shari; Takiar, Vinita; McCarthy, Shirley; Higgins, Susan A 2016. Treatment of early stage vaginal cancer with EBRT and MRI-based intracavitary brachytherapy: A retrospective case review. Gynecologic oncology reports, 17 , 89-92

Mitra, Shreya; Federico, Lorenzo; Zhao, Wei; Dennison, Jennifer; Sarkar, Tapasree Roy; Zhang, Fan; Takiar, Vinita; Cheng, Kwai W; Mani, Sendurai; Lee, Ju Seog; Mills, Gordon B 2016. Rab25 acts as an oncogene in luminal B breast cancer and is causally associated with Snail driven EMT. Oncotarget, 7 26, 40252-40265

Phan, Jack; Sio, Terence T; Nguyen, Theresa P; Takiar, Vinita; Gunn, G Brandon; Garden, Adam S; Rosenthal, David I; Fuller, Clifton D; Morrison, William H; Beadle, Beth; Ma, Dominic; Zafereo, Mark E; Hutcheson, Kate A; Kupferman, Michael E; William, William N; Frank, Steven J 2016. Reirradiation of Head and Neck Cancers With Proton Therapy: Outcomes and Analyses. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 96 1, 30-41

Takiar, Vinita; Garden, Adam S; Ma, Dominic; Morrison, William H; Edson, Mark; Zafereo, Mark E; Gunn, Gary B; Fuller, Clifton D; Beadle, Beth; Frank, Steven J; William, William N; Kies, Merrill; El-Naggar, Adel K; Weber, Randal; Rosenthal, David I; Phan, Jack 2016. Reirradiation of Head and Neck Cancers With Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy: Outcomes and Analyses. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 95 4, 1117-31

Takiar, Vinita; Ma, Dominic; Garden, Adam S; Li, Jing; Rosenthal, David I; Beadle, Beth M; Frank, Steven J; Fuller, Clifton D; Gunn, Gary B; Morrison, William H; Hutcheson, Kate; El-Naggar, Adel K; Gold, Kathryn A; Kupferman, Michael E; Phan, Jack 2015. Disease control and toxicity outcomes for T4 carcinoma of the nasopharynx treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Head & neck, ,

Tao, Randa; Ma, Dominic; Takiar, Vinita; Frank, Steven J; Fuller, Clifton D; Gunn, G Brandon; Beadle, Beth M; Morrison, William H; Rosenthal, David I; Edson, Mark A; Esmaeli, Bita; Kupferman, Michael E; Hanna, Ehab Y; Garden, Adam S; Phan, Jack 2015. Orbital carcinomas treated with adjuvant intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Head & neck, ,

Hoffman, Karen E; Voong, K Ranh; Pugh, Thomas J; Skinner, Heath; Levy, Lawrence B; Takiar, Vinita; Choi, Seungtaek; Du, Weiliang; Frank, Steven J; Johnson, Jennifer; Kanke, James; Kudchadker, Rajat J; Lee, Andrew K; Mahmood, Usama; McGuire, Sean E; Kuban, Deborah A 2014. Risk of late toxicity in men receiving dose-escalated hypofractionated intensity modulated prostate radiation therapy: results from a randomized trial. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 88 5, 1074-84

Takiar, Vinita; Akay, Catherine L; Stauder, Michael C; Tereffe, Welela; Alvarez, Ricardo H; Hoffman, Karen E; Perkins, George H; Strom, Eric A; Buchholz, Thomas A; Ueno, Naoto T; Babiera, Gildy; Woodward, Wendy A 2014. Predictors of durable no evidence of disease status in de novo metastatic inflammatory breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and post-mastectomy radiation. SpringerPlus, 3 , 166

Takiar, Vinita; Fontanilla, Hiral P; Eifel, Patricia J; Jhingran, Anuja; Kelly, Patrick; Iyer, Revathy B; Levenback, Charles F; Zhang, Yongbin; Dong, Lei; Klopp, Ann 2013. Anatomic distribution of fluorodeoxyglucose-avid para-aortic lymph nodes in patients with cervical cancer. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 85 4, 1045-50

Takiar, Vinita; Strom, Eric A; Baumann, Donald P; Meric-Bernstam, Funda; Alvarez, Ricardo H; Gonzalez-Angulo, Ana M 2013. Locoregional interaction of ixabepilone (ixempra) after breast cancer radiation. The oncologist, 18 3, 265-70

Lee, Daniel A; Bedont, Joseph L; Pak, Thomas; Wang, Hong; Song, Juan; Miranda-Angulo, Ana; Takiar, Vani; Charubhumi, Vanessa; Balordi, Francesca; Takebayashi, Hirohide; Aja, Susan; Ford, Eric; Fishell, Gordon; Blackshaw, Seth 2012. Tanycytes of the hypothalamic median eminence form a diet-responsive neurogenic niche. Nature neuroscience, 15 5, 700-2

Takiar, Vinita; Mistry, Kavita; Carmosino, Monica; Schaeren-Wiemers, Nicole; Caplan, Michael J 2012. VIP17/MAL expression modulates epithelial cyst formation and ciliogenesis. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 303 8, C862-71

Takiar, Vinita; Caplan, Michael J 2011. Polycystic kidney disease: pathogenesis and potential therapies. Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1812 10, 1337-43

Takiar, Vinita; Nishio, Saori; Seo-Mayer, Patricia; King, J Darwin; Li, Hui; Zhang, Li; Karihaloo, Anil; Hallows, Kenneth R; Somlo, Stefan; Caplan, Michael J 2011. Activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) slows renal cystogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 6, 2462-7

Takiar, Vinita; Caplan, Michael J 2010. Telling kidneys to cease and decyst. Nature medicine, 16 7, 751-2

Fuh, Katherine C; Meneshian, Avedis; Patel, Chandrahas B; Takiar, Vinita; Bulkley, Gregory B 2002. Signal transduction by reactive oxygen species: alternative paradigms for signaling specificity. Surgery, 131 6, 601-12

Fontanilla, Hiral P; Klopp, Ann H; Lindberg, Mary E; Jhingran, Anuja; Kelly, Patrick; Takiar, Vinita; Iyer, Revathy B; Levenback, Charles F; Zhang, Yongbin; Dong, Lei; Eifel, Patricia J . Anatomic distribution of [(18)F] fluorodeoxyglucose-avid lymph nodes in patients with cervical cancer. Practical radiation oncology, 3 1, 45-53

Freese, Christopher; Takiar, Vinita; Fouladi, Maryam; DeWire, Mariko; Breneman, John; Pater, Luke . Radiation and subsequent reirradiation outcomes in the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and a systematic review of the reirradiation literature. Practical radiation oncology, 7 2, 86-92

Takiar, Vinita; Gombos, Dan S; Mourtada, Firas; Rechner, Laura A; Lawyer, Ann A; Morrison, William H; Garden, Adam S; Beadle, Beth M . Disease control and toxicity outcomes using ruthenium eye plaque brachytherapy in the treatment of uveal melanoma. Practical radiation oncology, 4 4, e189-94

Takiar, Vinita; Pugh, Thomas J; Swanson, David; Kudchadker, Rajat J; Bruno, Teresa L; McAvoy, Sarah; Mahmood, Usama; Frank, Steven J . MRI-based sector analysis enhances prostate palladium-103 brachytherapy quality assurance in a phase II prospective trial of men with intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer. Brachytherapy, 13 1, 68-74

Takiar, Vinita; Voong, K Ranh; Gombos, Dan S; Mourtada, Firas; Rechner, Laura A; Lawyer, Ann A; Morrison, William H; Garden, Adam S; Beadle, Beth M . A choice of radionuclide: Comparative outcomes and toxicity of ruthenium-106 and iodine-125 in the definitive treatment of uveal melanoma. Practical radiation oncology, 5 3, e169-76