Patient Care

  • William Barrett, MD
  • Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Academic Office:
    UC Barrett Cancer Center
    3151 Bellevue Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Clinical Office:
    UC Health Barrett Center
    234 Goodman Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH 45219

    Precision Radiotherapy
    7710 Discovery Dr.
    West Chester, OH 45069
  • Phone: 513-584-4775
  • Email: William.Barrett@uchealth.com

    Research/Clinical Interests:

  • Radiation Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Head & Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Disease, Brachytherapy

    Education/Credentials:

  • Residency: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Virginia, 1982
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati, 1987

Board Certifications & Licenses:

  • Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology, 1992, to present
  • Licensed Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), State Medical Board of Ohio., 1988, to present

Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order):

  • Eckman MH, Ying J, Hertzfeld K, Kumar N, Barrett WL. (2010). Longitudinal Analysis of Genitourinary and Bowel Symptoms in Prostate Cancer Patients Following Brachytherapy . Am J Clin Oncol , 33 (1) , 1 , -10.
  • Barrett WL, Hertzfeld KE. (2010). Undetectable PSA level following prostate brachytherapy: An apples-to-apples comparison with radical prostatectomy. . Uro Today.
  • Mierzwa, M. L., Barrett, W. L., Redmond, K., Shirazi, R., Kastl, A., Kumar, N., & Buncher, R. (2008). Randomized trial to assess the efficacy of intraoperative steroid use in decreasing acute urinary retention after transperineal radioactive iodine-125 implantation for prostate cancer . Cancer , 113 (9) , 2605-9.
  • Mierzwa, M. L., McCluskey, C. M., Barrett, W. L., Lowy, A., Sussman, J., & Sorger, J. (2007). Interstitial brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma: A single institution experience . Brachytherapy , 6 (4) , 298-303.
  • Mishra, M. V., Shirazi, R., & Barrett, W. L. (2007). Incidence and clinical course of hemorrhagic radiation proctitis after iodine-125 prostate brachytherapy . Clinical Genitourinary Cancer , 5 (6) , 397-400.
  • Augsburger, J. J., Schneider, S., Narayana, A., Breneman, J. C., Aron, B. S., Barrett, W. L., & Trichopoulos, N. (2004). Plaque radiotherapy for choroidal and ciliochoroidal melanomas with limited nodular extrascleral extension . Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D , 39 (4) , 380-7.
  • Gleich, L. L., Ryzenman, J., Gluckman, J. L., Wilson, K. M., Barrett, W. L., & Redmond, K. P. (2004). Recurrent advanced (T3 or T4) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: is salvage possible? . Archives of Otolaryngology--head & Neck Surgery , 130 (1) , 35-8.
  • Barrett, W. L., Gluckman, J. L., Wilson, K. M., & Gleich, L. L. (2004). A comparison of treatments of squamous cell carcinoma of the base of tongue: surgical resection combined with external radiation therapy, external radiation therapy alone, and external radiation therapy combined with interstitial radiation . Brachytherapy , 3 (4) , 240-5.
  • Barrett, W. L., Kassing, W. M., & Shirazi, R. (2004). Efficacy of brachytherapy for prostate cancer in African Americans compared with Caucasians . Brachytherapy , 3 (1) , 30-3.
  • Slate, L. J., Elson, H. R., Lamba, M. A. S., Kassing, W. M., Soldano, M., & Barrett, W. L. (2004). A Monte Carlo brachytherapy study for dose distribution prediction in an inhomogeneous medium . Medical Dosimetry : Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists , 29 (4) , 271-8.
  • Mierzwa, M. L., Barrett, W. L., & Gluckman, J. L. (2003). Radiation therapy for recurrent orbital hemangioma . Head & Neck , 25 (5) , 412-5.
  • Gleich, L. L., Collins, C. M., Gartside, P. S., Gluckman, J. L., Barrett, W. L., Wilson, K. M., Biddinger, P. W., & Redmond, K. P. (2003). Therapeutic decision making in stages III and IV head and neck squamous cell carcinoma . Archives of Otolaryngology--head & Neck Surgery , 129 (1) , 26-35.
  • Barrett, W. L., Gleich, L., Wilson, K., & Gluckman, J. (2002). Organ preservation with interstitial radiation for base of tongue cancer . American Journal of Clinical Oncology , 25 (5) , 485-8.
  • Robertson, M. L., Gleich, L. L., Barrett, W. L., & Gluckman, J. L. (2001). Base-of-tongue cancer: survival, function, and quality of life after external-beam irradiation and brachytherapy . The Laryngoscope , 111 (8) , 1362-5.
  • Barrett, W. L., Aron, B. S., Breneman, J. C., Narayana, A., & Redmond, K. P. (2001). Clinical oncology clerkship for third-year medical students . Journal of Cancer Education : the Official Journal of the American Association For Cancer Education , 16 (4) , 182-4.
  • Campbell, A. C., Gleich, L. L., Barrett, W. L., & Gluckman, J. L. (1999). Cancerous seeding of the tracheotomy site in patients with upper aerodigestive tract squamous cell carcinoma . Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 120 (4) , 601-3.
  • Barrett, W. L., Gluckman, J. L., & Aron, B. S. (1997). Safety of radiating jejunal interposition grafts in head and neck cancer . American Journal of Clinical Oncology , 20 (6) , 609-12.
  • Barrett, W. L., First, M. R., Aron, B. S., & Penn, I. (1993). Clinical course of malignancies in renal transplant recipients . Cancer , 72 (7) , 2186-9.
  • McFadden, D. W., Kelley, D. J., Sigmund, D. A., Barrett, W. L., Dickson, B., & Aron, B. S. (1992). Embryonal sarcoma of the liver in an adult treated with preoperative chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hepatic lobectomy . Cancer , 69 (1) , 39-44.

    Research Grants:

  • RPR-13 / AVENTIS-03-A0-S0-E0 Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals. Role of Docetaxel (Taxotere) as a Radiosensitizer in Prostate Cancer - An In-Vitro Study, PI, Closed.

Recent Awards/Honors:

  • Best Doctors in America®. Includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians. Selected by peers, 2011,2012
  • Finalist for Jefferson Award for Public Service Recognition. Cincinnati Rotary Club, National, 2010
  • Best Doctors, Recognition by Peers. Also in previous years: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2000, 1998 Recognition. Cincinnati Magazine, Regional, 2011
  • Health Care Hero, Finalist in Community Category. Cincinnati Business Courier, Regional, 2009
  • Honoree, Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. “Keep the Dream Alive” Award Ceremony. , St. Mark’s Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, Local, 2009
  • Community Achievement Award Recognition. American Cancer Society , Regional, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award Recognition. Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati, University, 2006
  • Hero Award Nominee Recognition. University Hospital, Cincinnati,OH, Professional Org., 2006
  • Honoree. Closing the Health Care Gap Conference, Cincinnati Ohio, Local, 2006
  • Honoree Recognition. Prostate Cancer Education, Research and Treatment Foundation, National, 2005
  • Health Care Hero, Provider Category Recognition. Cincinnati Business Courier, Regional, 2005
  • Health Care Hero, Provider Category Recognition. Cincinnati Business Courier, Regional, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker, Volunteer and Cancer Survivor Recognition Banquet. American Cancer Society of Southwest Ohio , Regional, 2004
  • Honoree, Black Tie Gala Recognition. American Cancer Society, Regional, 2001
  • Honoree, Queen City Ball, 2011