Ashish Khanna, MD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Cancer Rehabilitation
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist
Adrenal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Appendix Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Brain and Spine Tumors
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Head and Neck Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Ocular Melanoma
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Penile Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Ashish Khanna, MD is assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Khanna serves as director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Khanna focuses on the identification and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and other issues resulting from cancer and related treatments, including aromatase inhibitor joint pains, lymphedema, pain, neuropathy, radiation fibrosis syndrome and trismus. He is a strong advocate for cancer survivors and access to rehabilitation care and services.

Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Khanna was an attending physician at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He also previously served two years as an Intramural Research Assistant at the National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Khanna completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and his fellowship in cancer rehabilitation at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital - Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC.


Thankfully, advances in cancer care such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery mean that more people than ever before are surviving long after their cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, a large fraction of them live with at least one serious impairment as a consequence of their treatments that seriously impacts their ability to function and quality of life. Dr. Khanna's research focuses on the consequences of treatment faced by cancer patients and survivors.


Dr. Khanna has written numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific articles on cancer rehabilitation and is the co-author of a pocket guide for clinicians, Cancer Rehabilitation: A Concise and Portable Pocket Guide. This concise and essential guide to cancer rehabilitation will help the clinician navigate the care of this often complex population.

Additionally, Dr. Khanna presents frequently at national and international meetings and has been interviewed for several podcasts on key cancer-related topics.

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