Robert J. Klafter, MD, MBA


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Community Oncologist
Bladder Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Lung Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Blood Disorders
Community Oncology at Winship
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Robert Klafter, MD, MBA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Klafter is a community oncologist practicing at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Personalized patient care is of utmost importance to Dr. Klafter. To that end, he makes himself always accessible and is committed to finding the best outcome for every patient.

Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Klafter was an attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and NY State Medical Society.


Dr. Klafter received his medical degree from New York University. He completed residency and was a Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Upon completing a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Emory University School of Medicine, he returned to New York to practice. He received his MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.


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Dr. Klafter has received many awards and honors including:

  • Atlanta Magazine "Top Doctors," 2017-2020
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors, Medical Oncology, 2012, 2014 & 2015
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012-2015
  • New York Metro Area's Top Doctors, 2012-2015
  • Leslie Kuhn M.D. Memorial Award, Department of Medicine Service Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2009
  • America's Top Oncologists, 2007-2015
  • Best Doctors, 2007-2015
  • New York Super Doctors, 2010-2015

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