A Georgia Research Alliance Cancer Scientist, Dr. Jani is a prolific researcher of prostate cancer, authoring peer-reviewed publications and presenting at scientific meetings.
Titles and Roles
- Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Research Program
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Board certified in radiation oncology, Ashesh B. Jani, MD, MSEE, specializes in radiotherapy for genitourinary cancers, which includes cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testis and urethra. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Urology and Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jani previously served as the residency program director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. He also served as residency program director and assistant professor at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Jani is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute. He is also a member of several honorary societies including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Tau Beta Pi/Eta Kappa Nu (engineering).
Dr. Jani received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in electrical and computer engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the research and development departments of two major corporations before receiving his MD from University of Illinois at Chicago. After completing his internship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, he completed residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Jani's research focuses on different aspects of prostate cancer. His prostate database work centers on understanding the demographic, disease, and treatment factors influencing cancer control outcomes. He is also interested in the development of imaging technologies/algorithms to improve radiotherapy planning. He participates in several clinical trials involving radiation for prostate cancer.
Dr. Jani has authored many journal publications, presented numerous research abstracts and has served as a moderator for several scientific meetings. He is a peer reviewer for radiotherapy, oncology and technical journals. He is also a writer and examiner for the American Board of Radiology's written and oral certification examinations.
Dr. Jani has been the recipient of many awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, Samuel Hellman Outstanding Teacher Award and ASTRO-ESTRO Travel Grant.
He has also received several research grant awards including a Cytogen Corporation Research Grant, RSNA Seed Grant/Award, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Junior Faculty Research Award/Grant, American Cancer Society Research Grant, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Clinician/Scientist Research Grant and a NIH-R01 Research Grant.