Cynthia Wetmore, MD, PhD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Innovative Therapy/Phase I Program
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Emory+Children's Pediatric Research Center
Pediatric Oncologist
Pediatric Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Cynthia Wetmore, MD, PhD, serves as Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research for the Department of Pediatrics and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is the inaugural Director of this newly established center with the primary goal of enhancing the portfolio and profile of translational research for the improvement of health for children in Atlanta and beyond.

Dr. Wetmore has been actively involved in bringing new, targeted agents to Phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of children with brain tumors. While her focus continues to be in the clinical care of children with brain tumors, she brings two decades of basic science research experience to the design and conduct of molecularly-based therapeutic protocols for children.


Dr. Wetmore received her MD from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN and her PhD in Histology and Neurobiology from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Her postdoctoral training included a Residency in Pediatrics at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN and Fellowships in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.


Dr. Wetmore's research interests include innovative therapies in pediatric oncology; pediatric neurooncology; developing and running Phase I/II studies in pediatric oncology especially neuro-oncology and solid tumors.

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Dr. Wetmore has received the following awards and honors:

  • The V Foundation Translational Research Scholar, 2011
  • International Society for Pediatric Oncology Award, Best Abstract in Basic and Translational Science, 2007
  • Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award, 2004
  • Waterman Scholar in Cancer Genetics, Mayo Clinic, 2002

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