Ira R. Horowitz, MD, SM, FACOG, FACS


Titles and Roles

John D. Thompson Professor and Chair, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
The Emory Clinic
Physician Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations
Emory Healthcare
Executive Associate Dean of Faculty and Clinical Affairs
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Ira R. Horowitz, MD, is the John D. Thompson Professor and Chair of the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Horowitz serves as the Director of the Emory Clinicand as Physician Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations of Emory Healthcare. He joined the Emory faculty in 1992, having previously been on the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. He served as Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Pelvic Surgery Fellowship Director for nearly 20 years.

An internationally renowned gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Horowitz specializes in gynecologic malignancies, including cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer, and he is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, with subspecialty certification in gynecologic oncology.

Dr. Horowitz is a member of the International Gynecologic Society, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, and the World Endometriosis Society, among other organizations. He is a highly sought-after speaker on topics related to gynecologic malignancies and has served on work groups and committees for the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Dr. Horowitz completed his medical degree and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He conducted his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore.  He received a Masters in Healthcare Management from Harvard School of Public Health in 2004.


Dr. Horowitz's research interests include the epidemiology and treatment of cervical cancer and ovarian cancer. Through collaboration with the CDC, his research has spanned from Atlanta to Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire. As a member of collaborative clinical trial groups such as the Gynecologic Oncology Group, he has access to a variety of clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Horowitz has published extensively in the field of gynecologic oncology, authoring more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, review articles, book chapters, books, and book reviews.

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Dr. Horowitz has been listed as one of Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors" annually since 2009. He is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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