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New Winship Leadership Appointments


Suresh Ramalingam, an internationally recognized lung cancer physician-investigator, has been named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute. He also serves as assistant dean for cancer research in the Emory School of Medicine. In his role as Winship's deputy director, Ramalingam leads the integration of the research, clinical, and educational components within Winship. This position was previously held by Fadlo Khuri, who assumed the presidency of American University of Beirut. Ramalingam, a professor in Emory's Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, serves as Winship's director of medical oncology and the Lung Cancer Program. He co-leads Winship's Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program. Ramalingam is recognized for his research in developing individualized therapies for patients with small cell and non-small cell lung cancer. (Photography by Michael Heape)

Sagar Lonial

Sagar Lonial is the new chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology within Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute. Lonial, an expert in the biology and treatment of patients with multiple myeloma, also serves as Winship's chief medical officer and as professor of hematology and medical oncology. Lonial's research focuses on combinations of novel agents in myeloma therapy and development of new targets and treatment strategies for high-risk myeloma. He directed two large studies of monoclonal antibodies which led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. His team has contributed to all the major drug approvals in myeloma over the past decade, and he is currently leading a global genome sequencing study in newly diagnosed myeloma. (Photography by Bryan Meltz)

Torres Edwards

Mylin Torres, an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, is the new director of the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship. The center is dedicated to improving the treatment of patients with breast cancer through the careful alignment of research with patient-centered care. Torres, a board certified clinician and researcher, focuses her investigations on clinical trial development, outcomes measures, identifying patients at risk for side effects of breast cancer treatment, and quality of life metrics for breast cancer survivors.

David Edwards is the new senior director of development for Winship Cancer Institute. He joins Winship from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he served as director of major gifts. In addition to leading Winship's fundraising efforts, Edwards works closely with Winship faculty and leadership, the Winship Advisory Board, Friends of Winship, and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center development team.

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