Phase I Clinical Trials Unit

The Phase I Clinical Trials Unit at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is dedicated to advancing cancer research through a singular focus on caring for patients enrolled in phase I clinical trials.

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people.

Each study answers scientific questions focused on finding better methods to prevent, screen, diagnose or treat cancer.

Phase I trials are usually the initial testing of a new treatment. These studies validate the best way to administer a new treatment and the best dose. Phase I clinical trials are critical to advancing cancer care.

Located on the Plaza level of Winship Cancer Institue, the facility was developed through collaboration with the Georgia Cancer Coalition and Georgia Center of Oncology Research and Education.

 It has become a resource for the entire state. The Phase I Unit represents a strengthening of our commitment to patients throughout Georgia by developing options for advanced treatment.

At Winship, our patients have access to clinical trials for virtually every cancer type. In 2015, we enrolled nearly 800 patients in 250 clinical trials.

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R. Donald Harvey PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA

  • Oncology Pharmacist
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                                 R. Donald Harvey PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA
R. Donald Harvey PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA

R. Donald Harvey PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA

  • Dr. Harvey serves as director of the Winship Cancer Institute's Phase I Clinical Trials section.
  • Director, Phase I Clinical Trials Section , Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-4381

Olatunji B. Alese MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Olatunji B. Alese MD

Olatunji B. Alese MD

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD
Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD
Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD

Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • A Registered Dietitian, Ms. Boyea provides blood cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at Winship with personalized nutrition advice.
  • Registered Dietitian, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-7991

Bradley Carthon MD, PhD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Bradley  Carthon MD, PhD
Bradley Carthon MD, PhD

Bradley Carthon MD, PhD

  • As part of the genitourinary oncology team, Dr. Carthon treats patients with prostate, bladder, and renal cancers and other genitourinary malignancies.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Jonathon B. Cohen MD, MS

  • Hematologist
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                                 Jonathon B. Cohen MD, MS
Jonathon B. Cohen MD, MS

Jonathon B. Cohen MD, MS

  • Dr. Cohen's clinical focus is on the treatment of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, where he manages both newly diagnosed patients as well as those requiring stem cell transplantation and treatment for relapsed disease.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Hannah H. Collins NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Hannah H. Collins NP
Hannah H. Collins NP

Hannah H. Collins NP

Rijalda Deovic BA, CCRP

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
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                                 Rijalda  Deovic BA, CCRP
Rijalda Deovic BA, CCRP

Rijalda Deovic BA, CCRP

Bassel El-Rayes MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Bassel El-Rayes MD
Bassel El-Rayes MD

Bassel El-Rayes MD

  • Dr. El-Rayes is the chief clinical research scientist responsible for coordinating and providing high-level direction to the clinical cancer research programs and clinical cancer trials across the Emory campuses.
  • Associate Director for Clinical Research, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Vikas A. Gupta MD, PhD

  • Hematologist
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                                 Vikas A. Gupta MD, PhD
Vikas A. Gupta MD, PhD

Vikas A. Gupta MD, PhD

Sandra J. Karem LCSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Sandra J. Karem LCSW
Sandra J. Karem LCSW

Sandra J. Karem LCSW

  • At Winship, Ms. Karem works with the Bone Marrow Transplant Center team, the hematology (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma) teams and their patients.
  • Social Worker, Hematology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5899

Jonathan L. Kaufman MD

  • Hematologist
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                                 Jonathan L. Kaufman MD
Jonathan L. Kaufman MD

Jonathan L. Kaufman MD

  • Dr. Kaufman's practice includes treating lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients at Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Medical Director and Section Chief, Ambulatory Infusion Centers, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

H. Jean Khoury MD

  • Hematologist
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                                 H. Jean Khoury MD
H. Jean Khoury MD

H. Jean Khoury MD

  • Dr. Khoury is an established authority in hematological malignancies, particularly leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.
  • Director, Division of Hematology, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-5871

Ragini Kudchadkar MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Ragini Kudchadkar MD
Ragini Kudchadkar MD

Ragini Kudchadkar MD

David H. Lawson MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 David H. Lawson MD
David H. Lawson MD

David H. Lawson MD

  • Dr. Lawson's leads a program that incorporates the best of basic and clinical science with the goal of improving the care of patients with melanoma.
  • Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-4919

Colleen Lewis NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Colleen Lewis NP
Colleen Lewis NP

Colleen Lewis NP

Sagar Lonial MD, FACP

  • Hematologist
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                                 Sagar Lonial MD, FACP
Sagar Lonial MD, FACP

Sagar Lonial MD, FACP

  • Internationally recognized as a leading authority in multiple myeloma treatment and research, Dr. Lonial collaborates with leadership as Chief Medical Officer to coordinate and enhance clinical services and patient care throughout Winship.
  • Chief Medical Officer, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-3921

Jane Lowe Meisel MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Jane Lowe Meisel MD
Jane Lowe Meisel MD

Jane Lowe Meisel MD

  • Dr. Meisel is passionate about women's health, and specializes in treating patients with breast and gynecologic malignancies.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Alice Mullins LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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                                 Alice Mullins LCSW, OSW-C
Alice Mullins LCSW, OSW-C

Alice Mullins LCSW, OSW-C

  • A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Mullins specializes in assisting patients affected by hematologic malignancies and with those undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
  • Social Worker, Hematology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5559

Ajay K. Nooka MD, MPH, FACP

  • Hematologist
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                                 Ajay K. Nooka MD, MPH, FACP
Ajay K. Nooka MD, MPH, FACP

Ajay K. Nooka MD, MPH, FACP

  • As part of the hematology care team at Winship, Dr. Nooka specializes in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Taofeek Owonikoko MD, PhD, MSCR

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Taofeek Owonikoko MD, PhD, MSCR
Taofeek Owonikoko MD, PhD, MSCR

Taofeek Owonikoko MD, PhD, MSCR

  • Dr. Owonikoko's clinical specialties include lung cancer, thyroid cancer and other cancers of the aerodigestive tract.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-5378

Rathi Pillai MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Rathi Pillai MD
Rathi Pillai MD

Rathi Pillai MD

  • A certified medical oncologist, Dr. Pillai's clinical focus includes the treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma and thyroid cancer.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Suresh S. Ramalingam MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Suresh S. Ramalingam MD
Suresh S. Ramalingam MD

Suresh S. Ramalingam MD

  • As Deputy Director, Dr. Ramalingam leads the integration of the research, clinical, and educational components within Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
  • Deputy Director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5378

Carol Rivera ACBSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Carol Rivera ACBSW
Carol Rivera ACBSW

Carol Rivera ACBSW

Walid L. Shaib MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Walid L. Shaib MD
Walid L. Shaib MD

Walid L. Shaib MD

Conor E. Steuer MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Conor E. Steuer MD
Conor E. Steuer MD

Conor E. Steuer MD

Melinda L. Yushak MD, MPH

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Melinda L. Yushak MD, MPH
Melinda L. Yushak MD, MPH

Melinda L. Yushak MD, MPH

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