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Shaughnessy-Joseph-MD-2017 OHC

Joseph N. Shaughnessy, M.D.

“The field of oncology represents a very complex part of the biology of the human body, the understanding of which is constantly evolving and advancing. Being a radiation oncologist gives me the opportunity to use my understanding of these biological processes with the latest technology to help patients during a very difficult time of their lives,” said Dr. Shaughnessy, principal investigator for head and neck clinical trials.
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Radiation Oncology


Anderson Township
Blue Ash


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Radiation Oncology


Breast Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Skin Cancer


Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery


Spending time with family, soccer, tennis, volleyball, running, college sports, brewing craft beer, and following trends in modern technology.


University of Louisville School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine


University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center – Radiation Oncology


University of Louisville Hospital
 – Internal Medicine


Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology
Full medical licensure in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana


American Board of Radiology
American Society for Therapeutic Radiation & Oncology


Excellency in Teaching Award
, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)
Howard Wong Abstract Award, American College of Radiation Oncology

Bertke MH, Shaughnessy JN, Forsthoefel MK, Cash ED, Silverman CL, Bumpous JM, Potts KL, Redman RA, Perez C, Dunlap NE: “Prognostic Significance of HPV Status in Relation to Traditional Risk Factors in Postoperative Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck” (Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, May 2016)

Bertke MH, Burton EC, Shaughnessy JN: “Stereotactic Radiosurgery as Part of Multimodal Treatment in a Bulky Leptomeningeal Recurrence of Breast Cancer” (March 8, 2016)

Finnegan TS, Bhatt NH, Shaughnessy JN, Perez C, Redman R, Silverman C, Bumpous J, Potts K, Dunlap NE: “Cyclical Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Technique for Palliative Treatment of Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer” (Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, January 2016)

R. Narayan, J. Shaughnessy, C. Silverman, J. Bumpous, K. Potts, R. Redmond, E. Cash, L. Wilson, N. E. Dunlap: “The relationship between patterns of failure and human papilloma virus (HPV) status for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx after definitive chemoradiotherapy: What role does elective nodal irradiation play?” (Journal of Radiation Oncology, 2015)

Shaughnessy JN, Meena A, Jain D, Riley EC, Quillo AR, Dragun AE: “Efficacy of concurrent chemoradiotherapy for patients with locally recurrent or advanced inoperable breast cancer” (Clinical Breast Cancer, April 2015)

Shaughnessy JN, Farghaly H, Wilson L, Redman R, Potts K, Bumpous J, Silverman C, Dunlap N: “HPV: A factor in organ preservation for locally advanced larynx & hypopharynx cancer?” (American Journal of Otolaryngology, January-February 2014)

Shaughnessy JN, Dragun AE: “Commentary on: Determinants of Breast Cancer Treatment Delay Differ for African American and White Women” (Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly, 2013)

As a member of our OHC physician team, Dr. Shaughnessy has full access to the award-winning OHC Clinical Trial research program.

We encourage our patients to discuss all of their healthcare options — including Clinical Trial research programs — with their doctor.

The following are recent reviews provided by actual OHC patients:

“The doctor was extremely personable and presented the facts and options available for my disease. The nurse was so kind and caring.”

“Doctor’s very caring. Gave me time to discuss my concerns and answer questions I may have. Their guidance and advice is important to me. They make me feel like an individual instead of part of a ‘routine’ treatment plan.”