Melissa S. Childress, MBA

Titles and Roles

Vice President of Cancer Services
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University


Melissa S. Childress, MBA is vice president of cancer services at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Ms. Childress is responsible for helping to drive coordinated cancer services along with hospital and clinic leadership across multiple hospitals within Emory Healthcare with the goal to have a Winship clinical care model that is consistent and seamless, as well as patient and family-focused, and research driven for all types of cancer across all locations.

Ms. Childress has served as associate executive director for business development at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. During her tenure at Ohio State, she played a key role in launching the James Cancer Network and creating the global medicine office that facilitated patients from more than two-dozen foreign countries. She was also responsible for overseeing faculty recruitment activities for the cancer program.

Ms. Childress is president-elect of the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE) Board of Directors. The national organization is committed to the leadership development of oncology executives and is designed to promote improvement in patient care delivery.


Ms. Childress received her MBA in Entrepreneurship from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

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