Meena Thirunavu, MD

Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Community Oncology
Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Buford Clinic
Community Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Blood Disorders
Community Oncology at Winship


Meena Thirunavu, MD, is assistant professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Thirunavu serves as associate director, Division of Community Oncology at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Buford Clinic. Board certified in hematology and medical oncology, she specializes in the treatment of a wide range of oncologic and hematologic disorders with particular interest in breast cancer, lymphomas, cancer genetics and coagulation disorders.

She was in practice in the Midwest for six years before joining the faculty at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta.

Her professional affiliations include American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and American Medical Association.


Dr. Thirunavu received her medical training at Government Medical College in Trivandrum, India. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Residency Programs in Austin, Texas. During her residency, she received the Outstanding Hematology/Oncology Resident Award. She also served as the Internal Medicine Chief Resident in her fourth year. She completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center with special training in breast oncology.


Dr. Thirunavu's research interests include role of vitamin D and prevalence of low bone density in premenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer.


Dr. Thirunavu has been listed in Atlanta Magazine's annual "Top Doctors" issue.

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