William Stokes, MD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Radiation Oncologist
Head and Neck Cancer
Lung Cancer
Emory Proton Therapy Center
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


William (Bill) Stokes, MD, is assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Stokes practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, and lung cancer in addition to stereotactic body radiotherapy. He treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown and Emory Proton Therapy Center.

Dr. Stokes is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Stokes graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Biology from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. He received his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He then completed an internship in internal medicine and his residency in radiation oncology at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado, where he was Chief Resident in his final year of residency training.


During his training, Dr. Stokes performed clinical research in using big data to investigate patterns of care and outcomes among cancer patients and developing phase I trials in head and neck cancer.


Dr. Stokes has published multiple manuscripts in oncology journals such as Cancer, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals, including Practical Radiation Oncology, Oral Oncology, Head and Neck, Radiotherapy and Oncology, and International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

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As a medical student, Dr. Stokes was selected as a Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholar and completed a one-year research fellowship. During residency, he was selected by his peers for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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