David H. Lawson, MD


Dr. Lawson's primary focus is immune therapies for melanoma, and he has collaborated on many studies in this area.

Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Oncologist
Phase I Clinical Trials Unit
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


A medical oncologist, David H. Lawson, MD, leads a melanoma program that incorporates the best of basic and clinical science with the goal of improving the care of patients with melanoma. To that end, he has established an active melanoma working group. The group funds seed grants for basic or clinical research, and also participates in and leads clinical trials at all phases of therapy development.

Dr. Lawson is a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Melanoma Committee. He is a member of the American Society of Biological Therapy, the American Society for Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.


He earned his Medical Degree and completed his fellowship and residency at Emory University School of Medicine.



He has written and collaborated on numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the American Journal of Psychiatry.


Dr. Lawson was named one of Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors" in 2015.
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