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Esophageal Cancer Team

Winship Cancer Institue of Emory University features a comprehensive  team of multidisciplinary  esophageal cancer specialists in Atlanta, Georgia,  for the treatment and accurate diagnosis of esophagus cancer. Winship and Emory experts provide patients with personalized options for cancer care that include:
  • A multidisciplinary approach where you will be evaluated by a team of surgeons, Gastroenterologist, radiation oncologist and medical oncologists who will offer patients a comprehensive evaluation and treatment within the confines of an NCI designated cancer center
  • Thoracic surgeons specializing in minimally invasive surgical treatments
  • Patient cases are reviewed weekly by the full team of experts
  • Diagnostics specialists in endoscopic ultrasound – the most accurate method for staging esophageal cancer
  • Experts in minimally invasive procedures such as Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and Endoscopic surgery (EMR) for treatment of early pre-cancerous conditions of the esophagus.  
  • Availability of new treatments through clinical trials  in radiation and systemic therapy.
  • Expertise in esophageal stenting.


PhysiciansAdvanced PracticeNursesSupport Services
Arif N. Ali MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Kenneth Cardona MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Surgical Oncology
Bassel El-Rayes MD
Associate Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology; Associate Director for Clinical Research, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University; Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Seth Force MD
Surgical Director, Adult Lung Transplant Program, Emory University Hospital