Esophageal Cancer

When you come to Winship Cancer Institute for esophageal cancer treatment, you have a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to your well-being. To request an appointment, call (404) 778-0032.

Winship Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive team of multidisciplinary specialists who treat esophageal cancer.

They include gastroenterologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists. They offer state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment within the confines of a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

The benefits of our multidisciplinary and highly experienced teams include:

  • Access to doctors and surgeons who rank among the top cancer experts in the world.
  • Diagnostic specialists in endoscopic ultrasound.
  • Thoracic surgeons specializing in minimally invasive treatments.
  • Expertise in esophageal stenting.
  • Weekly review of patient cases by the full team of experts.
  • Coordinated scheduling for appointments among various specialties.
  • Access to a nurse navigator to assist you throughout the treatment process.
  • Access to support programs and groups for you and your caregivers.
  • Availability of new treatment options through clinical trials in radiation and systemic therapy.

Request an Appointment

If you have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, we are ready to help you. Call us at (404) 778-0032. Winship experts are available to provide a second opinion.

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.

Diagnosis of esophageal cancer takes into consideration many factors including risk associated with a patient’s lifestyle and pre-existing conditions.

Smoking and alcohol consumption are major risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, a subtype of esophageal cancer that begins in the cell lining. Esophageal adenocarcinoma begins in the cells that make mucus and other fluids. The incidence has dramatically increased in recent years, especially among young men.

Watch the video for an explanation on the importance of early detection by Winship specialist Seth Force, MD.

The following tests may be used during diagnosis:

  • Barium swallow: a patient drinks a liquid that contains barium. The substance coats the esophagus and x-rays are taken
  • Esophagoscopy: a thin, lighted scope is inserted through the mouth or nose and down the throat into the esophagus to look for abnormal areas
  • Biopsy: a biopsy is usually done during an esophagoscopy

The stage of your disease indicates how much it has spread through the layers of the wall of your esophagus and whether it has spread to other organs and lymph nodes. Early stage cancer is disease limited to the esophageal wall and the adjacent lymph nodes. Late stage cancer indicates spread to other organs like liver, lung or bone. Determining the stage of your cancer will affect your treatment plan. Your Winship care team may use one or more tests and procedures to determine the stage of your cancer including a blood test, biopsy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and imaging tests.

Endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure that determines the stage of esophageal cancer in a patient. This method uses a high frequency ultrasound transducer to provide detailed images of esophageal mass and its relationship with the five-layered structure of the esophageal wall.

For reliable, in-depth information about cancer symptoms, staging and diagnosis, visit CancerQuest, an educational and outreach program at Emory University. 

One or more of the following types of treatment may be used:

Surgery: Surgery is used for patients with early stage disease. Surgery options range from minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopic resection or laparoscopic esophageal resection to more traditional open surgical resections. Surgery may be performed after radiation and chemotherapy in selected cases. The management of early stage esophageal cancer requires the collaboration of a specialized multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists.

Watch the video for a description of surgical options for esophageal cancer by Winship specialist Seth Force, MD.

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy drugs kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. Chemotherapy may be used in combination with surgery or radiation to maximize the treatment. In addition to standard chemotherapy, participating in a clinical trial may be an option in certain cases. Clinical trials provide patients access to new medications that are being developed to treat esophageal cancer.

Radiation: cutting edge therapies such as radiofrequency ablation, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and esophageal brachytherapy may be used as treatment for esophageal cancer.

Targeted therapies: Winship’s most promising research in treating esophageal cancer is in personalized medicine and targeted therapies. In personalized medicine, researchers identify unique characteristics of tumors that make them vulnerable to known drugs so therapy can be tailored to an individual’s cancer. In targeted therapies, investigators look for new drugs that more selectively target cancer cells with fewer side effects.

Clinical Trials

In addition to standard therapy, participating in clinical trials may be an option in certain cases. Clinical trials provide patients access to new medications that are being developed to treat esophageal cancer. Consider talking with your doctor about participating in a clinical trial at Winship.

Supportive Oncology Care

In addition to delivering the highest quality medical care, we recognize the importance of the psychological and emotional aspects of living with a cancer diagnosis and of dealing with treatment. Our supportive oncology team addresses these issues in a timely manner with additional support from counselors, nurse navigators, dietitians and social service professionals.

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Mehmet Akce MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Mehmet Akce MD

Mehmet Akce MD

Olatunji B. Alese MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Olatunji B. Alese MD
Olatunji B. Alese MD

Olatunji B. Alese MD

Ahmad H. Al-Hajj MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Ahmad H. Al-Hajj MD
Ahmad H. Al-Hajj MD

Ahmad H. Al-Hajj MD

  • Dr. Al-Hajj is a community oncologist treating patients with cancer at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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                                 Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C
Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C

Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C

Wendy Baer MD

  • Psychiatric Oncologist
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Wendy Baer MD

Wendy Baer MD

Laura Brachman MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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                                 Laura Brachman MD
Laura Brachman MD

Laura Brachman MD

  • Dr. Brachman provides patients with cancer with relief from their symptoms and helps improve their quality of life throughout their journey.
  • Assistant Medical Director, Outpatient Palliative and Supportive Care, Emory Healthcare
  • (404) 778-6448

Tiffany Brosius RN, BSN, OCN

  • Nurse Navigator
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                                 Tiffany Brosius RN, BSN, OCN
Tiffany Brosius RN, BSN, OCN

Tiffany Brosius RN, BSN, OCN

  • An Oncology Certified Nurse, Mrs. Brosius is a nurse navigator working with patients with solid gastrointestinal tumors.
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Nurse Navigator, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Russell Brown LCSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Russell Brown LCSW
Russell Brown LCSW

Russell Brown LCSW

  • Mr. Brown works with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, breast cancer, brain cancer, gynecological, aerodigestive, and sarcoma patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
  • Social Worker, Medical Oncology, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 686-5191

Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD
Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD

Valerie Buckley MS, CSO, RD, LD

  • A Registered Dietitian, Ms. Buckley provides cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at Winship Cancer Institute with personalized nutrition advice.
  • Clinical Dietitian, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-0296

Hilary G. Cohen LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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                                 Hilary G. Cohen LCSW, OSW-C
Hilary G. Cohen LCSW, OSW-C

Hilary G. Cohen LCSW, OSW-C

Hannah H. Collins NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Hannah H. Collins NP
Hannah H. Collins NP

Hannah H. Collins NP

Kimberly A. Curseen MD

  • Supportive Oncologist
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                                 Kimberly A. Curseen MD
Kimberly A. Curseen MD

Kimberly A. Curseen MD

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Dr. Curseen is the primary provider for the Supportive Oncology Clinic at Winship.
  • Director of Supportive and Palliative Care Outpatient Services , Emory Healthcare
  • (404) 778-6448

Maria Diab MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Maria Diab MD
Maria Diab MD

Maria Diab MD

  • Dr. Diab is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-0032

Sunil W. Dutta MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Sunil W. Dutta MD
Sunil W. Dutta MD

Sunil W. Dutta MD

Frank Eady LMSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Frank Eady LMSW
Frank Eady LMSW

Frank Eady LMSW

  • Mr. Eady assists genitourinary, gastrointestinal and surgical oncology patients treated at Winship.
  • Social Worker, GI/GU Cancer and Surgical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5976

Bassel El-Rayes MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Bassel El-Rayes MD

Bassel El-Rayes MD

  • Dr. El-Rayes is the chief clinical research scientist responsible for coordinating and providing high-level direction to the clinical cancer research programs and clinical cancer trials across the Emory campuses.
  • Associate Director for Clinical Research, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-0032

Felix G. Fernandez MD

  • Thoracic Surgeon
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Felix G. Fernandez MD

Felix G. Fernandez MD

  • Located at Atlanta VA Medical Center, Dr. Fernandez specializes in lung transplantation and the minimally invasive treatment of thoracic malignancies.
  • Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • (404) 778-3629

Seth D. Force MD

  • Thoracic Surgeon
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Seth D. Force MD

Seth D. Force MD

  • Dr. Force has a national reputation as an outstanding thoracic surgeon whose research focuses on outcomes in lung transplantation and thoracic diseases.
  • Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-3629

Heather G. Gatcombe MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Heather G. Gatcombe MD
Heather G. Gatcombe MD

Heather G. Gatcombe MD

Olumide B. Gbolahan MBBS, MSc

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Olumide B. Gbolahan MBBS, MSc
Olumide B. Gbolahan MBBS, MSc

Olumide B. Gbolahan MBBS, MSc

  • Dr. Gbolahan specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, particularly biliary tract, liver and pancreatic malignancies.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-0032

Jamie M. Goldman MD

  • Community Oncologist
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Jamie M. Goldman MD

Jamie M. Goldman MD

  • Dr. Goldman practices general medical oncology and hematology with a focus on treating patients with genitourinary cancer at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Valerie Henderson MSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Valerie Henderson MSW
Valerie Henderson MSW

Valerie Henderson MSW

Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C
Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C

Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C

Lisha Sheng Ho MPAS, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant
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                                 Lisha Sheng Ho MPAS, PA-C
Lisha Sheng Ho MPAS, PA-C

Lisha Sheng Ho MPAS, PA-C

Emily M. Huskey RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Emily M. Huskey RD, CSO, LD
Emily M. Huskey RD, CSO, LD

Emily M. Huskey RD, CSO, LD

  • A Registered Dietitian, Ms. Huskey provides cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at Winship Cancer Institute with personalized nutrition advice.
  • Registered Dietitian, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-4526

Jeffrey Javidfar MD

  • Thoracic Surgeon
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Jeffrey Javidfar MD

Jeffrey Javidfar MD

  • Dr. Javidfar specializes in lung cancer surgery, end-stage lung disease, venovenous and venoarterial ECMO, benign lung disease surgery, and bronchial and tracheal surgery.
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3629

Sujata Kane MS, RD, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant
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                                 Sujata Kane MS, RD, PA-C
Sujata Kane MS, RD, PA-C

Sujata Kane MS, RD, PA-C

Sandra J. Karem LCSW

  • Social Worker
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Sandra J. Karem LCSW

Sandra J. Karem LCSW

Steven Keilin MD, FASGE

  • Gastroenterologist
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                                 Steven  Keilin MD, FASGE
Steven Keilin MD, FASGE

Steven Keilin MD, FASGE

  • An attending gastroenterologist with expertise in advanced endoscopy, Dr. Keilin works with Winship's gastrointestinal teams to deliver top cancer care.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3184

Ashish Khanna MD

  • Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist
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Ashish Khanna MD

Ashish Khanna MD

  • Dr. Khanna focuses on the identification and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and other issues resulting from cancer and related treatments.
  • Director of Cancer Rehabilitation, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Onkar V. Khullar MD, MSc

  • Thoracic Surgeon
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                                 Onkar V. Khullar MD, MSc
Onkar V. Khullar MD, MSc

Onkar V. Khullar MD, MSc

  • Dr. Khullar specializes in thoracic oncology and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 686-2515

Kelly Klimansky RN, BSN

  • Nurse Navigator
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                                 Kelly Klimansky RN, BSN
Kelly Klimansky RN, BSN

Kelly Klimansky RN, BSN

David A. Kooby MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncologist
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                                 David A. Kooby MD, FACS
David A. Kooby MD, FACS

David A. Kooby MD, FACS

  • Dr. Kooby is involved in multicenter clinical research and is an international leader in minimally invasive pancreatic, liver and biliary tract surgery.
  • Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3805

Susan K. Kunihiro MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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                                 Susan K. Kunihiro MD
Susan K. Kunihiro MD

Susan K. Kunihiro MD

  • Dr. Kunihiro works to improve quality of life for patients with cancer, no matter the stage of illness - from initial diagnosis, during treatment, in remission or closer to end of life.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-6448

Colleen Lewis NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Colleen Lewis NP
Colleen Lewis NP

Colleen Lewis NP

  • Ms. Lewis is Director of Clinical Operations for the Phase I Clinical Trials Program at Winship Cancer Institute.
  • Director of Clinical Operations, Phase I Clinical Trials Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Jolinta Lin MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Jolinta Lin MD

Jolinta Lin MD

  • Dr. Lin practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of breast and gastrointestinal cancer.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3473

Meredith Maxwell MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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                                 Meredith Maxwell MD
Meredith Maxwell MD

Meredith Maxwell MD

  • Dr. Maxwell collaborates with the multidisciplinary care team at Winship to help patients address symptoms and improve their quality of life during their journey with cancer.
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-6448

Joy McCall LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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                                 Joy  McCall LCSW, OSW-C
Joy McCall LCSW, OSW-C

Joy McCall LCSW, OSW-C

  • Located at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Ms. McCall works with the medical oncology teams and their patients.
  • Social Worker, Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 938-0918

Rebecca McConnell LCSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Rebecca McConnell LCSW
Rebecca McConnell LCSW

Rebecca McConnell LCSW

Mark McDonald MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Mark McDonald MD
Mark McDonald MD

Mark McDonald MD

Karen Mellott LCSW

  • Social Worker
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                                 Karen Mellott LCSW
Karen Mellott LCSW

Karen Mellott LCSW

  • Ms. Mellott works with patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program and medical oncology multidisciplinary clinics at Winship.
  • Social Worker, BMT and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5919

Neela Natarajan MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Neela Natarajan MD
Neela Natarajan MD

Neela Natarajan MD

  • A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Natarajan sees patients with cancer at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR

  • Interventional Radiologist
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                                 Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR
Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR

Janice M. Newsome MD, FSIR

  • Dr. Newsome's clinical specialties include uterine fibroid embolization, ablative and catheter-directed treatments for cancer, among others.
  • Division Director and Chief, Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 778-4747

Michelle Park MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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                                 Michelle Park MD
Michelle Park MD

Michelle Park MD

  • Dr. Park helps improve quality of life for patients with cancer at any stage of their illness by addressing symptoms and collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team at Winship.
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-6448

Sandra Parker NP-C

  • Team Member
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                                 Sandra Parker NP-C
Sandra Parker NP-C

Sandra Parker NP-C

  • Ms. Parker is an advanced registered nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Nurse Practitioner, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • (678) 843-7004

Ashish B. Patel MD, MBA

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Ashish B. Patel MD, MBA
Ashish B. Patel MD, MBA

Ashish B. Patel MD, MBA

  • Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal and gynecologic cancers, and in brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital
  • (404) 778-3473

Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv

  • Spiritual Health Provider
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                                 Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv
Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv

Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv

  • Caroline leads the Winship Spiritual Health Team in the work of offering compassionate, inclusive, supportive, evidence based care to patients, families and staff.
  • Director of Spiritual Health, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (470) 446-7844

Natalie Brooke Peeples MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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                                 Natalie Brooke Peeples MD
Natalie Brooke Peeples MD

Natalie Brooke Peeples MD

  • A palliative care specialist, Dr. Peeples, provides care and treatments to improve quality of life for patients in any stage of their cancer journey.
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-6448

Allan Pickens MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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                                 Allan Pickens MD
Allan Pickens MD

Allan Pickens MD

  • A leading thoracic surgeon, Dr. Pickens specializes in lung cancer, lung transplantation, esophageal cancer, and minimally invasive thoracoscopic and robotic thoracic surgery.
  • Director of Thoracic Oncology, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 686-2515

M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD
M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD

M. Yawar J. Qadri MD, PhD

  • A cancer pain management expert, Dr. Qadri collaborates with oncologists at Winship to treat patients with cancer suffering from chronic pain symptoms.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 686-2410

Margaret A. Riso MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 Margaret A. Riso MD
Margaret A. Riso MD

Margaret A. Riso MD

Soumon Rudra MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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                                 Soumon Rudra MD
Soumon Rudra MD

Soumon Rudra MD

Maria C. Russell MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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                                 Maria C. Russell MD
Maria C. Russell MD

Maria C. Russell MD

  • Dr. Russell's treats tumors of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen and gallbladder, metastatic tumors to the liver, tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, neuroendocrine tumors, melanoma and metastatic melanoma.
  • Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 686-1001

Nabil F. Saba MD, FACP

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Nabil F. Saba MD, FACP
Nabil F. Saba MD, FACP

Nabil F. Saba MD, FACP

Manu S. Sancheti MD, FACS

  • Thoracic Surgeon
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                                 Manu S. Sancheti MD, FACS
Manu S. Sancheti MD, FACS

Manu S. Sancheti MD, FACS

Mihir M. Shah MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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                                 Mihir M. Shah MD
Mihir M. Shah MD

Mihir M. Shah MD

  • A board certified surgeon, Dr. Shah specializes in the surgical management of tumors of the liver, pancreas, biliary tree, stomach, esophagus, bile duct, small bowel and retroperitoneum.
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3307

Walid L. Shaib MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Walid L. Shaib MD

Walid L. Shaib MD

Vinita Singh MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 Vinita Singh MD
Vinita Singh MD

Vinita Singh MD

  • Dr. Singh collaborates with oncologists to provide state-of-the-art therapies to cancer patients suffering from pain symptoms.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 686-2410

Jesse A. Soodalter MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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Jesse A. Soodalter MD

Jesse A. Soodalter MD

  • A palliative care specialist, Dr. Soodalter provides specialized outpatient medical care with a focus on relief from the symptoms and stress of cancer and other illnesses.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-6448

Charles A. Staley MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Charles A. Staley MD

Charles A. Staley MD

  • Dr. Staley leads the surgical oncology team and as Chief Quality Officer works collaboratively with leadership on tracking and improving patient services and satisfaction as well as focusing on cancer outcomes at Winship.
  • Chief Quality Officer, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-0210

Conor E. Steuer MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Conor E. Steuer MD
Conor E. Steuer MD

Conor E. Steuer MD

Stephen M. Szabo MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Stephen M. Szabo MD
Stephen M. Szabo MD

Stephen M. Szabo MD

Ajay Tadepalli MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Ajay Tadepalli MD
Ajay Tadepalli MD

Ajay Tadepalli MD

  • Dr. Tadepalli is a community oncologist treating cancer patients at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and The Emory Clinic at Buford.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Amol M. Takalkar MD, MS, MBA, FACNM

  • Nuclear Radiologist
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                                 Amol M. Takalkar MD, MS, MBA, FACNM
Amol M. Takalkar MD, MS, MBA, FACNM

Amol M. Takalkar MD, MS, MBA, FACNM

  • Dr. Takalkar specializes in PET/CT probes and in targeted internal radiation therapies with therapeutic radionuclides.
  • Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-5364

Field F. Willingham MD, MPH

  • Gastroenterologist
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                                 Field F. Willingham MD, MPH
Field F. Willingham MD, MPH

Field F. Willingham MD, MPH

  • Dr. Willingham is a leading expert in interventional and therapeutic endoscopy, seeing patients for specialized procedures from the United States and abroad.
  • Director of Endoscopy, Division of Digestive Disease, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3184

Joshua H. Winer MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Joshua H. Winer MD

Joshua H. Winer MD

  • Dr. Winer's specialties include HIPEC, laparoscopic and robotic pancreas, liver, and gastric resections, and minimally invasive colon surgery.
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-8059

Christina Wu MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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                                 Christina Wu MD
Christina Wu MD

Christina Wu MD

  • Dr. Wu is a board certified medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-0032

Nan Xiang MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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                                 Nan Xiang MD
Nan Xiang MD

Nan Xiang MD

Ali J. Zarrabi MD

  • Palliative Oncologist
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                                 Ali J. Zarrabi MD
Ali J. Zarrabi MD

Ali J. Zarrabi MD

  • Dr. Zarrabi provides physical, emotional, and spiritual care for patients living with serious illness.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-6448
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