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Karen Godette, MD

 
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Titles Chief of Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director/Advisor, Grady Radiation Therapy Technology School
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Biography Karen Godette, MD, specializes in breast and gynecological malignancies, prostate cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. Within these areas, her expertise is brachytherapy. She is currently involved in institutional and national clinical trials of breast, cervical, and prostate cancers along with soft tissue sarcomas. Her research focuses on improving the multidisciplinary care of these malignancies.

Dr. Godette is originally from Guyana, South America. She received her MS and MD degrees from Howard University in Washington, DC, where she also completed a year-long transitional internship. This was followed by a radiation oncology residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was named chief resident in her final year.

Upon completing residency in 1992, she was recruited to Emory and appointed assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology. Since 2001, Dr. Godette has served as medical director of the Emory University Hospital Midtown radiation oncology department.

Dr. Godette played a central role in initiating a radiation oncology residency program here at Emory. She served as assistant program director from 1993-1995 before being appointed program director, a position she held for ten years. She has served as the medical director/advisor of the Grady Radiation Therapy Technology School since 1998.

Dr. Godette is actively involved in the community. She participates in community health fairs and educational workshops, moderates multidisciplinary panels, and facilitates support groups. She is also active in the international arena, working in partnership with colleagues in developing countries to advance the delivery and standard of cancer care.

Dr. Godette is Board Certified in radiation oncology and a clinical member of the Winship Cancer Institute. She is a manuscript reviewer for The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Journal of Surgical Oncology. She has written or coauthored many articles, abstracts and book chapters, and has spoken at both national and international meetings.
Clinical Specialties Breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies
Research Focus Dr. Godette is currently involved in institutional and national clinical trials of breast, cervical, and prostate cancers along with soft tissue sarcomas. Her research focuses on improving the multidisciplinary care of these malignancies.
Education She received her MS and MD degrees from Howard University in Washington, DC, where she also completed a year-long Transitional Internship. This was followed by a Radiation Oncology Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was named Chief Resident in her final year. Upon completing Residency in 1992, she was recruited to Emory and appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Memberships & Awards Click to view Memberships and Awards
Memberships Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program

Dr. Godette is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, the American Medical Women’s Association, the American Board of Radiology, and the National Medical Association, where she served as chair of the radiology section from 2005–2007.
Awards Dr. Godette was presented with the Woodruff Fund Clinical Teaching Support Award in Radiation Oncology in 2002 for her commitment to teaching.
Cancers Treated Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Gynecologic Cancers, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma

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