Cardio-Oncology

The Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Program is one of the few programs in the United States dedicated to the heart health of cancer patients by addressing the cardiovascular side effects of cancer therapy and improving cardiovascular outcomes for cancer survivors.

Improving the quality of life for cancer patients during and after treatment is an important goal of our physicians and researchers at Winship.

Sometimes cancer treatment can impact a patient's heart health for years to come. Effects of chemotherapy or radiation may include cardiovascular complications such as premature blockage of arteries of heart, heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. Our expert cardiologists and oncologists have teamed up to provide care for cancer patients with heart complications. They work closely together to care for you with minimal interruptions when you are receiving inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment.

Additionally, cancer survivors require specialized, long-term follow up care. The goals of our multidisciplinary and integrative cardio-oncology program are to provide early detection of heart damage or disease and early initiation of medications that may reduce damage to your heart.

The specialty cardio-oncology clinic provides:

  • Cardiac monitoring and care for patients who will begin cancer treatment with potentially heart damaging agents, or who are being treated for heart disease or have risk factors for heart disease.
  • Care for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation and develop symptoms of heart disease/cardiac dysfunction.
  • Ongoing long-term cardiovascular care to prevent, monitor and manage complications.
  • A full range of services offering personalized cardiac assessment using the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques.

The Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Program is a collaborative effort between physicians at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the Emory University Division of Cardiology, and researchers at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing led by Dr. Carolyn Reilly.

The Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Program is located in Clinic A (1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322) near Emory University Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute. If you are a cancer survivor at risk of heart failure, or have developed cardiovascular disease, we are ready to help you.

If you are seeking care related to risk factors for heart disease or a heart condition, please call (404) 778-7777 and request an appointment with Dr. Susmita Parashar.

If you received cancer treatment before the age of 21, please call (404) 778-3473 and request an appointment with Dr. Natia Esiashvili and Mary Batcha.

If you received cancer treatment after the age of 21, please call (404) 778-1900 and request an appointment with the adult survivorship clinic with Joan Giblin or email survivorship@emoryhealthcare.org.

We understand that this is a very stressful time. We welcome your questions and requests for help. Learn what to expect on your first visit.

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Susmita Parashar MD, MPH, MS

  • Cardio-Oncologist
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                                 Susmita Parashar MD, MPH, MS
Susmita Parashar MD, MPH, MS

Susmita Parashar MD, MPH, MS

  • Dr. Parashar is a cardiovascular outcomes researcher with emphasis on preventive cardiology, women and heart disease and cardio-oncology.
  • Director, Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-2746

Mary Batcha RN, BSN

  • YACS Program Coordinator
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                                 Mary Batcha RN, BSN
Mary Batcha RN, BSN

Mary Batcha RN, BSN

  • Mrs. Batcha works closely with Dr. Natia Esiashvili and Dr. Susmita Parashar in coordinating care for young adult cancer survivors.
  • Coordinator, Young Adult Cancer Survivor Program, Emory Healthcare
  • (404) 285-8838

Natia Esiashvili MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Natia Esiashvili MD
Natia Esiashvili MD

Natia Esiashvili MD

  • Dr. Esiashvili specializes in the treatment of complex pediatric cancers and hematological malignancies in adults.
  • Associate Professor and Chief Quality Officer, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3473

Christopher R. Flowers MD

  • Hematologist
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Christopher R. Flowers MD

Christopher R. Flowers MD

  • Dr. Flowers specializes in the treatment of lymphoid malignancies.
  • Director of the Emory Lymphoma Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University; Scientific Director, Winship Research Informatics , Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Joan Giblin NP

  • Survivorship Program
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Joan Giblin NP

Joan Giblin NP

  • An experienced nurse practitioner specialist with extensive patient care involvement, Ms. Giblin facilitates continued good health and quality of life for cancer survivors.
  • Survivorship Program Director, Winship Cancer Institute
  • (404) 778-1900
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