Demetria Smith-Graziani, MD, MPH


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Demetria Smith-Graziani, MD, MPH, is assistant professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Smith-Graziani treats patients with breast cancer primarily at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown and Winship Cancer Institute's Clifton campus.

Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Smith-Graziani was on faculty and an attending physician at Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Smith-Graziani is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology.


Dr. Smith-Graziani received her Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her MPH in Epidemiology from UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, Texas, and her MA in Medical Sciences from Loyola University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She finalized her postgraduate training with a fellowship in hematology/oncology at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.


Dr. Smith-Graziani's research focuses on identifying and eliminating racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer risk, treatment, and outcomes. Her recent work investigates the association between discrimination, trust, and pain outcomes among Black women with early-stage breast cancer after mastectomy.


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Dr. Smith-Graziani's awards and honors include:

  • Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer, The ASCO Foundation, 2021
  • Waun Ki Hong Award for Achievement in Clinical Investigation, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2021
  • Arti Hurria Travel Award in Geriatric Oncology, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2019
  • Resident Research Day Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2018

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