Titles and Roles
- Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, 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. He works closely with Anand Jillella, MD on a team developing a strategy to decrease induction mortality from an estimated 30% to 10% in acute promyelocytic leukemia patients.
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.
Dr. Kota's articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including, The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.