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Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, FACR

 
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Titles Executive Director
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Biography Click to view Biography, Clinical Specialties, Research Focus and Education
Biography Dr. Curran is Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He also serves as Associate Vice President, Cancer, Woodruff Health Sciences Center and as the Lawrence W. Davis Chair of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine. Before joining Emory, Dr. Curran was Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Clinical Specialties Dr. Curran is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, and principal investigator on several National Cancer Institute grants and is considered an international expert in the management of patients with locally advanced lung cancer and malignant brain tumors. He has led several landmark clinical and translational trials in both areas and is responsible for defining a universally adopted staging system for patients with malignant glioma. He currently serves as Group Chairman and Principal Investigator of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), a National Cancer Institute-funded, clinical trials cooperative group, a position he has held since 1997.
Research Focus Dr. Curran has been a principal investigator on several National Cancer Institute grants. He has delivered many lectures both nationally and internationally and has authored or co-authored over 200 abstracts and scholarly papers, as well as numerous presentations, reviews, and book chapters.
Education Dr. Curran graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia and his Residency in the Department of Radiation Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
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Memberships Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program

Dr. Curran is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and holds honorary memberships to both the European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO) and the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO).

Dr. Curran was elected to the board of directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). His term begins in June 2014.
Awards Dr. Curran has received numerous honors and is listed in Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors for Radiation Oncology.
Cancers Treated Brain Tumor Program, Head and Neck Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oropharyngeal Cancer
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