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.
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.
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.
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.