Bruce Hershatter, MD, FACR


Titles and Roles

Medical Director, Radiation Oncology
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Radiation Oncologist
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Bruce Hershatter, MD, is the medical director of radiation oncology at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of prostate and lung cancers. He is board certified in radiation oncology and a clinical member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics research program at Winship Cancer Institute.

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 Atlanta VA Medical Center.

As Medical Director at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Dr. Hershatter runs a full time clinical practice and has successfully gained accreditation from the American College of Radiology for the department. He also teaches oncology in the Georgia Tech-Emory Masters/PhD health physics program.

Dr. Hershatter's long 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, and was awarded a clinical fellowship by the American Cancer Society. He was the Georgia representative of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and he has served on the Radiation Therapy Services Technical Advisory Committee of the Georgia Division of Health Planning.

Dr. Hershatter is past president of the Georgia Radiological Society, and maintains memberships in the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Medical Association. He serves on the council of the American College of Radiology and on the Associate Admissions Committee for the Emory University School of Medicine.


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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