Dr. Esiashvili leads the pediatric radiation oncology service at Winship, the only center performing total body irradiation for bone marrow transplantation in Georgia.
Titles and Roles
- Associate Professor and Chief Quality Officer, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Research Program
- Cancer Prevention and Control
In 2015, Natia Esiashvili, MD, was named Chief Quality Officer in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Esiashvili specializes in the treatment of complex pediatric cancers and hematological malignancies in adults. In addition, Dr. Esiashvili is involved in using radiotherapy as a component of the bone marrow transplantation program.
Dr. Esiashvili is the recipient of an international scholarship grant from the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology. She was elected to serve on an executive committee of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society for leading programs for low- and middle-income countries worldwide. As a field expert, she had spoken at a number of national and international conferences and participated in committees and working groups charged with developing treatment guidelines, clinical trials and late effects screening guidelines.
Dr. Esiashvili is a clinical member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Additionally, she holds memberships with the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Radiology, Children's Oncology Group, and Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society, among others.
Dr. Esiashvili earned her MD from Tbilisi State Medical University in her home country, the Republic of Georgia. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta where she served as chief resident.
Dr. Esiasvhili's research tracks the clinical outcomes of children treated with modern radiotherapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and frameless radiosurgery. She helped design radiotherapy guidelines for several clinical trials for the Children's Oncology Group. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group Late Effects Guidelines Task Force, she collaborates with clinical investigators across the country to develop evidence-based screening and follow-up guidelines for survivors of childhood tumors. Dr. Esiashvili received a grant for researching long-term follow-up care in young adult cancer survivors and established the first transitional clinic for survivors of childhood malignancies in Georgia.
Dr. Esiashvili serves as a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology and has published several journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Esiashvili has received various awards for her work in radiation oncology as well as spoken at a number of national and international conferences.