Olatunji B. Alese, MD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Medical Oncologist
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Liver Cancer
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Phase I Clinical Trials Unit
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Olatunji B. Alese, MD, is associate professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Alese serves as director of gastrointestinal oncology. He joined the clinical staff at Winship Cancer Institute as a practicing physician in July 2015.

Dr. Alese is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. He previously served on the Advisory Group of ASCO International Affairs Committee, and he is a member of several professional organizations.


Dr. Alese received his MD from University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2000. His postgraduate medical education included residency training at University College Hospital in Nigeria and New York Medical College - Metropolitan Hospital Center. He completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Alese's research focuses on colorectal cancer and health disparities.

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Dr. Alese has several awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) International Development and Education Award (IDEA), and ECOG Foundation/Paul Carbone, MD Fellowship award. A previous German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar, his additional distinctions and awards include University of Ibadan Skilled Hands Award, UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship, European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) TRU Visit Grant, and 2014 ASCO Merit award.

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