Meet Our Experts

The Winship Cancer Institute has leading cancer experts in both clinical and research arenas.

Winship experts are available to speak about hundreds of cancer related topics.

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Experts by Specialty

Bioethics

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Rebecca Pentz, PhD

Rebecca Pentz, PhD

Dr. Pentz works directly with innovative oncology researchers to develop and design cutting edge ethical research.

Bone Marrow Transplant

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Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD

Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD

Dr. Kaufman's practice includes treating lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients at Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Amelia A. Langston, MD

Amelia A. Langston, MD

A bone marrow transplant specialist, Dr. Langston treats patients with leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and other blood cancers.

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Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD, FACP

Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD, FACP

Dr. Waller specializes in bone marrow transplants for acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative neoplasms, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, sickle cell disease and in the management of graft-versus-host disease.

Brain Tumors

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Ian R. Crocker, MD, FACR

Ian R. Crocker, MD, FACR

Dr. Crocker has over 30 years of experience with brain and eye cancers and has developed innovative therapies for treatment.

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Costas G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD

Costas G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD

Dr. Hadjipanayis is considered a neuro-oncology pioneer in the therapy and surgical management of brain tumors.

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Alfredo Voloschin, MD

Alfredo Voloschin, MD

Board certified in neurology with a subspecialty certification in Neuro-Oncology, Dr. Voloschin treats patients with primary brain tumors, as well as metastatic diseases to the nervous system and paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes.

Breast Cancer

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Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS

Highly acclaimed for her work as a surgical oncologist, Dr. Gabram-Mendola holds leadership roles at Winship and is Surgeon-in-Chief at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Breast Imaging

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Carl D'Orsi, MD

Carl D'Orsi, MD

Recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a "Top Doctor in Diagnostic Radiology," Dr. D'Orsi worked with Winship's breast cancer care team to identify tumors and lesions of breast cancer patients.

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Michael Cohen, MD, FACR

Michael Cohen, MD, FACR

Dr. Cohen is the head of breast imaging for Emory Healthcare. He specializes in the research of emerging magnetic resonance imaging techniques and horizons for evaluating lesions of the breast.

Cervical Cancer

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Alan N. Gordon, MD

Alan N. Gordon, MD

Winship's Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Gordon is involved in research and development of chemotherapy combinations for cancer patients.

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Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM

Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM

An internationally renowned gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Ira Horowitz is the John D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Lisa Flowers, MD

Lisa Flowers, MD

Dr. Flowers has developed management guidelines and classification for cervical disease and lower genital tract diseases. She is an expert of these diseases and pre-cancerous gynecological conditions.

Clinical Trials

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Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Dr. El-Rayes is head of the clinical trials program at the Winship. He also serves as Director of the Winship Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

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R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, FCCP BCOP

R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, FCCP BCOP

Dr. Harvey serves as director of the Winship Cancer Institute's Phase I Clinical Trials section.

Colorectal Cancer

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Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Dr. El-Rayes is head of the clinical trials program at the Winship. He also serves as Director of the Winship Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

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Charles A. Staley, MD

Charles A. Staley, MD

Dr. Staley leads the surgical oncology team and as Chief Quality Officer works collaboratively with leadership on tracking and improving patient services and satisfaction as well as focusing on cancer outcomes at Winship.

Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Dr. El-Rayes is head of the clinical trials program at the Winship. He also serves as Director of the Winship Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

Genetic Testing

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Cecelia A. Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC

Cecelia A. Bellcross, PhD, MS, CGC

Dr. Bellcross is a leading expert in hereditary cancers, cancer genetic counseling and risk assessment; public health genetics/genomics; family history screening tools in primary care; and genetic counselor education and training.

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Christine Stanislaw, MS, CGC

Christine Stanislaw, MS, CGC

Ms. Stanislaw provides genetic counseling, including risk assessment and test coordination, for individuals concerned about the possibility of hereditary cancer susceptibility.

Head and Neck Cancer

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Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS

Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS

Dr. Chen specializes in advanced skin cancers and otolaryngology, specifically thyroid and parotid cancers.

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Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, FACP

Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, FACP

A world-renowned lung cancer and head and neck cancer expert, Dr. Khuri is Deputy Director of Winship Cancer Institute and editor-in-chief of the journal Cancer.

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Nabil F. Saba, MD, FACP

Nabil F. Saba, MD, FACP

Dr. Saba is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of head and neck and esophageal cancer.

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Dong Moon Shin, MD, FACP

Dong Moon Shin, MD, FACP

As a medical oncologist, Dr. Shin is sought after for the treatment of lung cancer, head and neck cancer along with mesothelioma, thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

Kidney Cancer

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Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS

Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Master is a renowned national expert in the surgical treatment of kidney cancer particularly a complex variety that extends into the main blood vessels and the heart.

Leukemia

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Anand P. Jillella, MD

Anand P. Jillella, MD

Dr. Jillella is a national leader in bone marrow transplantation and has led the development of a strategy to decrease induction mortality for acute promyelocytic leukemia.

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H. Jean Khoury, MD

H. Jean Khoury, MD

Dr. Khoury is an established authority in hematological malignancies, particularly leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

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Amelia A. Langston, MD

Amelia A. Langston, MD

A bone marrow transplant specialist, Dr. Langston treats patients with leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and other blood cancers.

Liver Cancer

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Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Dr. El-Rayes is head of the clinical trials program at the Winship. He also serves as Director of the Winship Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

Lung Cancer

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Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, FACP

Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, FACP

A world-renowned lung cancer and head and neck cancer expert, Dr. Khuri is Deputy Director of Winship Cancer Institute and editor-in-chief of the journal Cancer.

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Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD

Nationally recognized for his research, Dr. Ramalingam has developed individualized therapies for patients with small cell and non-small cell lung cancer.

Lymphoma

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Christopher R. Flowers , MD

Christopher R. Flowers , MD

Dr. Flowers specializes in the treatment of lymphoid malignancies.

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Amelia A. Langston, MD

Amelia A. Langston, MD

A bone marrow transplant specialist, Dr. Langston treats patients with leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and other blood cancers.

Melanoma

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Suephy Chen, MD, MS

Suephy Chen, MD, MS

A skin cancer expert, Dr. Suephy Chen has been recognized by both the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration for her outstanding work as a researcher and physician.

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Keith Delman, MD

Keith Delman, MD

As Co-Chair of the melanoma team at Winship, Dr. Delman leads the multidisciplinary care of nearly half of all patients diagnosed with melanoma in the state of Georgia each year.

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Ragini Kudchadkar, MD

Ragini Kudchadkar, MD

Dr. Kudchadkar specializes in the treatment of metastatic melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.

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David H. Lawson, MD

David H. Lawson, MD

Dr. Lawson's built a program that incorporates the best of basic and clinical science with the goal of improving the care of patients with melanoma.

Multiple Myeloma

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Sagar Lonial, MD

Sagar Lonial, MD

Internationally recognized as a leading authority in multiple myeloma treatment and research, Dr. Lonial collaborates with leadership as Chief Medical Officer to coordinate and enhance clinical services and patient care throughout Winship.

Nanotechnology

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Shuming Nie, PhD

Shuming Nie, PhD

Dr. Nie's research interest is in biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology, with a focus on bioconjugated nanoparticles for cancer molecular imaging, molecular profiling, pharmacogenomics, and targeted therapy.

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Dong Moon Shin, MD, FACP

Dong Moon Shin, MD, FACP

As a medical oncologist, Dr. Shin is sought after for the treatment of lung cancer, head and neck cancer along with mesothelioma, thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

Nutrition

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Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Ms. Barrett provides personalized nutritional advice to Winship Cancer Institute patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.

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Omer Kucuk, MD

Omer Kucuk, MD

Dr. Kucuk is a medical oncologist with a major interest in nutrition and cancer prevention.

Ocular Malignancies

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Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA

Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA

Dr. Grossniklaus, Director of the L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory, is a distinguished researcher, physician, and expert of ophthalmology.

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Ian R. Crocker, MD, FACR

Ian R. Crocker, MD, FACR

Dr. Crocker has over 30 years of experience with brain and eye cancers and has developed innovative therapies for treatment.

Ovarian Cancer

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Alan N. Gordon, MD

Alan N. Gordon, MD

Winship's Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Gordon is involved in research and development of chemotherapy combinations for cancer patients.

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Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM

Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM

An internationally renowned gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Ira Horowitz is the John D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Namita Khanna, MD, MSPH

Namita Khanna, MD, MSPH

Dr. Khanna collaborates with Winship's gynecologic cancer teams to deliver top care to patients. She currently investigates the use of robotic surgery to manage ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancers.

Palliative Care

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Tammie E. Quest, MD

Tammie E. Quest, MD

A nationally recognized expert in palliative care in the emergency setting, Dr. Quest is the Director of the Emory Palliative Care Center for Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

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Kathryn Wrammert, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, AOCNP

Kathryn Wrammert, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, AOCNP

Ms. Wrammert helps patients manage their treatment related side effects as well as symptoms from their disease.

Pancreatic Cancer

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Kenneth Cardona, MD, FACS

Kenneth Cardona, MD, FACS

Dr. Cardona is a board certified surgeon and surgical oncologist who specializes in the management of complex gastrointestinal malignancies (such as stomach, pancreas, and liver cancers) and is an expert in the treatment of sarcomas.

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Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Bassel El-Rayes, MD

Dr. El-Rayes is head of the clinical trials program at the Winship. He also serves as Director of the Winship Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

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David Kooby, MD

David Kooby, MD

Dr. Kooby is involved in multicenter clinical research and is an international leader in minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery.

Prostate Cancer

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Omer Kucuk, MD

Omer Kucuk, MD

Dr. Kucuk is a medical oncologist with a major interest in nutrition and cancer prevention.

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Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS

Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Master is a renowned national expert in the surgical treatment of kidney cancer particularly a complex variety that extends into the main blood vessels and the heart.

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John A. Petros, MD

John A. Petros, MD

A surgical urologist, Dr. Petros is a specialist in the treatment of prostate cancer and kidney cancer at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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Peter Rossi, MD

Peter Rossi, MD

Dr. Rossi is a prostate cancer expert and also specializes in the treatment of prostate, endometrial and cervical cancers.

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Martin G. Sanda, MD

Martin G. Sanda, MD

An internationally recognized prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. Sanda is an expert in robotic prostatectomy and robotic cystectomy.

Psychiatric Oncology

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Wendy Baer, MD

Wendy Baer, MD

Dr. Baer helps patients and their families deal with the stress of receiving a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Radiation Oncology

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Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

Dr. Beitler is a radiation oncologist specializing in head and neck cancer at Winship Cancer Institute.

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Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, FACR

Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, FACR

An international expert in advanced lung cancer and malignant brain tumors, Dr. Curran has been Executive Director of Winship since 2009.

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Ian R. Crocker, MD, FACR

Ian R. Crocker, MD, FACR

Dr. Crocker has over 30 years of experience with brain and eye cancers and has developed innovative therapies for treatment.

Sarcoma

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Kenneth Cardona, MD, FACS

Kenneth Cardona, MD, FACS

Dr. Cardona is a board certified surgeon and surgical oncologist who specializes in the management of complex gastrointestinal malignancies (such as stomach, pancreas, and liver cancers) and is an expert in the treatment of sarcomas.

Sexual Function

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Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN

Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dr. Bruner is recognized as an international leader in cancer clinical trials and oncology nursing. Dedicated to improving outcomes for cancer patients, she is recognized for her research in sexuality after cancer therapy.

Smoking/Tobacco

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Carla J. Berg, PhD

Carla J. Berg, PhD

Dr. Carla Berg's research primarily focuses on two general areas: tobacco control among special populations, specifically adolescents/young adults and clinical populations; and cancer survivorship.

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Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, FACP

Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, FACP

A world-renowned lung cancer and head and neck cancer expert, Dr. Khuri is Deputy Director of Winship Cancer Institute and editor-in-chief of the journal Cancer.

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Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH

Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH

Dr. Kegler is a recognized expert in community participatory research with over 25 years experience designing, implementing and evaluating community-based health promotion programs.

Spanish-Speaking Oncologists

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Martha Arellano , MD

Martha Arellano , MD

Dr. Arellano is a key member of the patient care team at Winship specializing in treatment of leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes.

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Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD

Leon Bernal-Mizrachi, MD

A medical oncologist, Dr. Bernal-Mizrachi treats leukemia patients at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Grady Memorial Hospital.

Survivorship

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Joan Giblin, NP

Joan Giblin, NP

An experienced nurse practitioner specialist with extensive patient care involvement, Ms. Giblin facilitates continued good health and quality of life for cancer survivors.

Thyroid Cancer

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Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS

Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS

Dr. Chen specializes in advanced skin cancers and otolaryngology, specifically thyroid and parotid cancers.

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Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD

Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD

Dr. Owonikoko's clinical specialties include lung cancer, thyroid cancer and other cancers of the aerodigestive tract.

Uterine Cancer

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Alan N. Gordon, MD

Alan N. Gordon, MD

Winship's Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Gordon is involved in research and development of chemotherapy combinations for cancer patients.

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Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM

Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM

An internationally renowned gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Ira Horowitz is the John D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Namita Khanna, MD, MSPH

Namita Khanna, MD, MSPH

Dr. Khanna collaborates with Winship's gynecologic cancer teams to deliver top care to patients. She currently investigates the use of robotic surgery to manage ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancers.