Martha L. Arellano, MD



Dr. Arellano's primary research focus is in the development of novel therapies for older adults with acute leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes and immune-based therapies for hematological malignancies.

Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine, Martha L. Arellano, MD, specializes in the treatment of leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes. Dr. Arellano started practicing with Emory Healthcare in 2006.

Dr. Arellano is a clinical member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. She currently leads the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology's Fellowship program.


Dr. Arellano earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to complete her internship and residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Dr. Arellano's areas of research interest include adoptive immunotherapy for hematopoietic malignancies, novel therapies for acute leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes, and palliative and supportive care.

She is principal investigator on therapeutic trials for patients with acute leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes, including immunotherapy and allogeneic transplantation. She is also co-investigator on a tissue repository for hematological disorders, a project that leads to collaborations with scientists within and outside of Emory University.

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Dr. Arellano has published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Leukemia and Lymphoma.

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