Titles and Roles
- Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Radiation Oncologist
- Prostate Cancer
- Research Program
- Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics
Bruce Hershatter, MD, FACR, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Hershatter treats patients with prostate cancer at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital with a special emphasis on the multidisciplinary evaluation of new patients. In coordination with colleagues in urology, he provides a complete analysis of options for prostate cancer treatment which may include the use of high dose rate afterloader brachytherapy, a customized form of radiotherapy that does not leave the patient with long-term radioactive material in the prostate.
Previously, Dr. Hershatter worked as a faculty physician at Duke University School of Medicine. He was then appointed medical director of radiation oncology at Georgia Baptist Medical Center (now Atlanta Medical Center). During his 14-year tenure at Atlanta Medical Center, he obtained American College of Radiology accreditation for the department, initiated a prostate brachytherapy program and inaugurated the use of high dose rate brachytherapy.
In 2001, Dr. Hershatter joined the radiation oncology faculty at Emory University School of Medicine, seeing patients at Crawford Long Hospital (now Emory University Hospital Midtown) and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. As Medical Director at the Atlanta VA Medical Center for over 10 years, Dr. Hershatter ran a full time clinical practice and successfully gained accreditation from the American College of Radiology for the department.
Dr. Hershatter's record of service to the specialty of radiation oncology includes more than 20 years on the board of the Georgia Radiological Society and more than 15 years as the radiation oncology representative for the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee.
Dr. Hershatter is a fellow of the American College of Radiology. He has served on the Radiation Therapy Services Technical Advisory Committee of the Georgia Division of Health Planning. He is past president of the Georgia Radiological Society. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the Medical Association of Georgia. He serves on the council of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Hershatter graduated magna cum laude from Drew University with a degree in chemistry. He earned his MD from Tulane University. He completed his internship and residency in radiation oncology at Duke University where he also served as chief resident.
Dr. Hershatter has participated in numerous research studies and clinical protocols, including enrolling patients in and serving as principal investigator on protocols for NRG Oncology.
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