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Winship Cancer Institute at the Grady Campus

Grady Memorial Hospital - Grady Health System
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive (formerly Butler Street)
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Grady  is one of the largest public hospitals in the southeast. It is internationally recognized as a teaching hospital with a historic commitment to the health needs of the most vunerable and underserved populations. Emory and Grady were joined from the beginning of the institutions and then with a formal agreement in 1951.

Winship serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and the subspecialties of cancer care throughout the Emory University and Emory Healthcare system. Grady is key to our commitment to provide access to quality cancer care within our community.

Winship Cancer Institute at Grady consists of three components.

The Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence
9th and 10th Floor, B Wing
(404) 489-9000

Georgia's first regional center of its kind. Spearheaded by Georgia Cancer Coalition, it is our medical oncology clinic and includes the following specialties.

Deputy Director - Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, FACS
GI Oncology - Sujatha Murali, MD
GU and Gynecology Clinic - Joan Cain, MD
Hematology -  Leon Bernal, MD; James Eckman, MD; Sidney Stein, MD
Lung, Head & Neck Clinic - Suresh Ramalingam, MD
Physician Assistant -Jill Fitzpatrick, PA

Dr. Sheryl Gabram, Surgical OncologistThe Avon Foundation
mprehensive Breast Center
9th Floor
(404) 489-AVON (2866)

A comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care program, offering a full spectrum of clinical and support services, including screening, diagnosis, treatment, counseling and laboratory research. Its mission is to expand breast health care for medically underserved women in metropolitan Atlanta.

Director - Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA
Ruth O'Regan, MD
Monica Rizzo, MD
Amelia Zelnak, MD
Diana Senior-Crosby, NP


The Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Ground floor of new clinic wing at Grady Hospital
(404) 616-3572

The world's first 24 hour comprehensive primary care clinic for patients with sickle cell syndromes. The clinic has exam areas, observation rooms, a waiting room, a multimedia teaching center, and office space for the center's team of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, clinic assistants, social workers, psychologists, secretarial support, and a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist.

The clinic is a referral center for Georgia. Clinicians may contact the center staff  24 hours a day by calling (404)616-3572. Staff participate in clinical research to improve the care of all patients seeking new therapy and expanding the knowledge about the disease.

Visit the Sickle Cell Information Center website.

James Eckman GradyDr. James Eckman is the Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Center and is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Hematology

Services include:

  • 24 hour Urgent Care for adults over 16
  • Appointment health maintenance care for adults and children
  • New patient evaluations
  • Patient counseling and sickle cell education
  • Inpatient consultations
  • Newborn screening and genetic counseling
  • Professional education - annual meetings and speakers
  • Research center for new treatments and pain management
  • Leg Ulcer Clinic and Hydrea Clinic
  • Chronic transfusion services
  • Support Groups for Teens, Parents and Adults
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound testing for stroke prevention
  • Computer based education
  • Child Psychology testing and counseling
  • Adult Psychiatry services - stress management, family counseling
  • Transition clinic for Teens - Easing the transition from pediatric services to adulthood
  • STARS Clinic for transfusion therapy and stroke rehabilitation.