Vamsi K. Kota, MD

Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center


Vamsi K. Kota, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. In 2014, he came to Winship Cancer Institute from Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA.

Board certified in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Kota specializes in the treatment of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myelofibrosis. He works closely with Anand Jillella, MD on a team developing a strategy to decrease induction mortality from an estimated 30% to 10% in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia or APL.


Dr. Kota earned his medical degree at the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. He completed his residency at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA and then completed bone marrow transplant training at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Georgia Regents University.


Dr. Kota's clinical research interests include the identification of markers that predict response to treatment and the mechanics of resistance. He is a co-principal investigator on a project funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to decrease early deaths in acute promyelocytic leukemia. Additionally, a proposal with Dr. Kota as co-principal investigator has been submitted to ECOG/ACRIN and is pending review/funding.

  • Below is a listing of current federal grants for the above principal investigator.



Dr. Kota's articles have been published in a number of well regarded journals.

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