Pancreatic Cancer

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

The pancreatic cancer program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers the most advanced care and treatments for patients.

Our multidisciplinary teams include oncology surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and advanced practice nurses with expertise in pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers.

The benefits of our multidisciplinary and highly experienced teams include:

  • Access to doctors and hepatopancreatobiliary surgeons who rank among the top cancer experts in the world.
  • Weekly review of patient cases by the full team of experts.
  • Coordinated scheduling for appointments among various specialties.
  • Access to nurse navigator to assist you throughout the treatment process.
  • Access to support groups and education classes for you and your caregivers.
  • Availability of new treatment options within our clinical trials program.

Request an Appointment

If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we are ready to help you. Call us at (404) 778-0032 to request an appointment with a pancreatic cancer specialist. 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.

More than 95 percent of pancreatic cancers are adenocarcinomas that line pancreatic ducts.

The stage of your disease indicates how much it has spread.  Early stage cancer is a disease limited to one organ. Late stage cancer indicates spread to other organs like to the liver and lung or to the 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 pancreatic cancer:

  • Physical exam and lab tests.
  • CT scan: computer imaging produces a 3-D picture of the pancreas and surrounding organs that allows a doctor to check for abnormal tissue that may be cancerous.
  • Ultrasonography: sound waves create images as they bounce off the tissue in the abdomen.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): a technique that uses x-ray evaluation with the aid of an endoscope to facilitate the imaging of dyes that are injected into the ducts of the pancreas.
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography (PTC): a technique that uses a combination of dye injected into the liver and x-ray imaging in order to see if the bile ducts allow passage of fluid or if they are blocked by a tumor or other condition.
  • Biopsy: a sample of tissue from the pancreas is examined by a pathologist to look for cancerous cells.

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

There are a variety of treatment options for pancreatic cancer depending on the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread and the overall health of the patient. For some patients, a combination of treatment methods may be used.

Surgery: during surgery for pancreatic cancer, a physician may remove parts of or the entire pancreas. Procedures include:

  • Whipple Procedure or Pancreaticoduodenectomy: this method is used when the tumor is in the head of the pancreas. The surgeon removes the head of the pancreas and parts of the bile ducts, small intestines and stomach.
  • Distal Pancreatectomy: in this procedure, the body and tail of the pancreas are removed in addition to the spleen.
  • Total Pancreatectomy: the entire pancreas is removed along with part of the small intestine, a portion of the stomach, the common bile duct, the gallbladder, the spleen, and nearby lymph nodes.

Our surgical oncologists are experts in minimally invasive laparoscopic pancreatectomy surgery.

Watch video to learn more about surgical options for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. Chemotherapy may be used if surgery is not recommended, before surgery to shrink the size of the tumor, or after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Radiation may be used if surgery is not recommended and to destroy cancer cells that remain after surgery.

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, Winship investigators look for new drugs that more selectively target cancer cells with fewer side effects.

Immunotherapy uses medications to help your body's immune system recognize and enhance its ability to tackle cancer cells. This type of treatment is a promising area of medicine for some patients with pancreatic cancer. At Winship, we offer immunotherapy for molecularly selected patients with advanced pancreatic cancer as well as immune therapy-based clinical trials for patients that have tumors resistant to other standard treatment options.

Clinical Trials

In addition to standard targeted therapies, 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 pancreatic cancer that are not widely available. 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 counselorsnurse navigatorsdietitians and social service professionals.

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Olatunji B. Alese MD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Olatunji B. Alese MD

Olatunji B. Alese MD

Ahmad H. Al-Hajj MD

  • Community 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

Karen Anderson MDiv

  • Spiritual Health Provider
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Karen Anderson MDiv

Karen Anderson MDiv

  • Rev. Anderson provides spiritual and emotional support for oncology patients and their caregivers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
  • Chaplain and Spiritual Health Fellow, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (470) 808-2581

Rebecca Arnold LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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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

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

Tiffany Barrett MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Ms. Barrett leads the nutritional services team at all Winship locations providing personalized nutrition advice to patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.
  • Manager of Winship Dietitians, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-5646

Anna Bausum ND

  • Integrative Oncology Specialist
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Anna Bausum ND

Anna Bausum ND

  • Dr. Bausum supports patients with cancer by incorporating a variety of integrative medicine tools alongside patients' conventional oncology care regimens.
  • Integrative Oncology Specialist, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-0600

Whitney Bond RD, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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Whitney Bond RD, LD

Whitney Bond RD, LD

  • Ms. Bond offers personalized nutrition advice to optimize health throughout the stages of cancer, from diagnosis to survivorship.
  • Registered Dietitian, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Gehan R. Botrus MD, PhD

  • Medical Oncologist
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Gehan R. Botrus MD, PhD

Gehan R. Botrus MD, PhD

  • Dr. Botrus specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and is an active investigator in early drug development clinical trials.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-0032

Laura Brachman MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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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

Russell Brown LCSW

  • Social Worker
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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

  • 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

Suzy Cahn MMSc, CGC

  • Genetic Counselor
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Suzy Cahn MMSc, CGC

Suzy Cahn MMSc, CGC

Catherine Caprara Braga MSN, AGACNP-BC

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Catherine Caprara Braga MSN, AGACNP-BC
Catherine Caprara Braga MSN, AGACNP-BC

Catherine Caprara Braga MSN, AGACNP-BC

  • Ms. Caprara serves as lead nurse practitioner and co-investigator on early drug development trials in the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit at Winship.
  • Lead Nurse Practitioner, Phase I Unit, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Kenneth Cardona MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Kenneth Cardona MD, FACS

Kenneth Cardona MD, FACS

  • Dr. Cardona is a board certified surgeon and surgical oncologist who specializes in the management of retroperitoneal sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas, and in the treatment of complex gastrointestinal malignancies.
  • Sarcoma Disease Team Lead, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 686-3203

Saurabh Chawla MD

  • Gastroenterologist
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Saurabh Chawla MD

Saurabh Chawla MD

  • A board certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Chawla specializes in the endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of pancreaticobiliary diseases and gastrointestinal malignancies.
  • Director of Endoscopy, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • (404) 778-3184

Hilary G. Cohen LCSW, OSW-C

  • Social Worker
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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

Kimberly A. Curseen MD

  • Supportive Oncologist
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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

  • 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

Frank Eady LMSW

  • Social Worker
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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

Fabienne Ehivet MS, CGC

  • Genetic Counselor
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Fabienne Ehivet MS, CGC

Fabienne Ehivet MS, CGC

Heather G. Gatcombe MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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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

Elise Hitron MSN, FNP-C

  • Nurse Practitioner
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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

April Jones MDiv

  • Spiritual Health Provider
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April Jones MDiv

April Jones MDiv

  • Rev. Jones provides spiritual and emotional support for oncology patients and their caregivers at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
  • Chaplain and Spiritual Health Fellow, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 686-2767

Sujata Kane MS, RD, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant
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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

  • 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

Rachel Keller MS, RD, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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Rachel Keller MS, RD, LD

Rachel Keller MS, RD, LD

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

David A. Kooby MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncologist
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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) 778-1351

Alyssa M. Krasinskas MD

  • Pathologist
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Alyssa M. Krasinskas MD

Alyssa M. Krasinskas MD

  • Dr. Krasinskas specializes in gastrointestinal, pancreatobiliary and hepatic pathology.
  • Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 712-4178

Susan K. Kunihiro MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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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

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.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3473

Shishir K. Maithel MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Shishir K. Maithel MD, FACS

Shishir K. Maithel MD, FACS

  • Dr. Maithel is a board certified surgeon and surgical oncologist with special interest in hepatobiliary malignancies such as liver cancer as well as cancer of the pancreas, stomach, colon, and small intestine.
  • Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-5777

Meredith C. Mason MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Meredith C. Mason MD

Meredith C. Mason MD

  • Dr. Mason treats tumors of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, neuroendocrine tumors, melanoma and sarcoma.
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 616-1000

Nader Massarweh MD, MPH, FACS

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Nader Massarweh MD, MPH, FACS

Nader Massarweh MD, MPH, FACS

  • Dr. Massarweh's specializes in minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of solid organ malignancies including hepatobiliary tumors and colorectal cancer.
  • Chief of Surgery, Atlanta VA Healthcare System
  • (404) 321-6111

Meredith Maxwell MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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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

Rebecca McConnell LCSW

  • Social Worker
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Rebecca McConnell LCSW

Rebecca McConnell LCSW

Mark McDonald MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Mark McDonald MD

Mark McDonald MD

Amina Naqvi MD

  • Community Oncologist
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Amina Naqvi MD

Amina Naqvi MD

  • A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Naqvi treats patients with breast, gastrointestinal and gynecological cancer, and hematological malignancies and disorders.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Neela Natarajan MD

  • Community Oncologist
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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

  • 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

William (Bill) O'Connell MD

  • Interventional Radiologist
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William (Bill) O'Connell MD

William (Bill) O'Connell MD

  • Dr. O'Connell specializes in minimally invasive vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology procedures.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (470) 344-4013

Michelle Park MD

  • Palliative Care Specialist
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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

Pretesh Patel MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Pretesh Patel MD

Pretesh Patel MD

  • Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of genitourinary and gastrointestinal malignancies as well as the use of high-dose rate brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy and proton therapy.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3473

Ashish B. Patel MD, MBA

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Ashish B. Patel MD, MBA

Ashish B. Patel MD, MBA

  • Dr. Patel treats patients with gynecologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, head and neck, and thoracic malignancies, and sarcoma, and specializes in brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy.
  • Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital
  • (404) 778-3473

Jamie Paysour MMSc, CGC

  • Genetic Counselor
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Jamie Paysour MMSc, CGC

Jamie Paysour MMSc, CGC

  • Ms. Paysour provides genetic counseling for individuals and families who are at risk for hereditary cancer.
  • Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor, Grady Memorial Hospital, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence
  • (404) 616-1000

Caroline Peacock LCSW, MDiv

  • Spiritual Health Provider
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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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Michelle Reid MD, MSc

  • Pathologist
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Michelle Reid MD, MSc

Michelle Reid MD, MSc

  • Dr. Reid specializes in the pathology of hepatopancreatobiliary malignancies.
  • Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 404) 686-5227

Margaret A. Riso MD

  • Pain Management Specialist
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Margaret A. Riso MD

Margaret A. Riso MD

Brian S. Robinson MD, PhD

  • Pathologist
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Brian S. Robinson MD, PhD

Brian S. Robinson MD, PhD

  • A gastrointestinal pathologist, Dr. Robinson's clinical focus is in gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 404-727-0988

Soumon Rudra MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
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Soumon Rudra MD

Soumon Rudra MD

Maria C. Russell MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Maria C. Russell MD

Maria C. Russell MD

  • A surgical expert in the care of complex gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies, Dr. Russell as Chief Quality Officer collaborates with Winship leadership on tracking and improving patient services and satisfaction as well as focusing on cancer outcomes.
  • Interim Chief Quality Officer, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 686-1001

Juan M. Sarmiento MD, FACS

  • Surgeon
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Juan M. Sarmiento MD, FACS

Juan M. Sarmiento MD, FACS

  • Dr. Sarmiento, an expert in liver, biliary tract and pancreas surgery, is one of only a handful of surgeons with a commitment to hepatopancreatic biliary surgery.
  • Director of Hepatopancreatic Biliary Surgery, Emory University Hospital
  • (404) 778-3712

Neil D. Saunders MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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Neil D. Saunders MD

Neil D. Saunders MD

  • A board certified surgeon and surgical oncologist, Dr. Saunders specializes in cancers of the endocrine organs including thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands.
  • Assistant Professor, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3712

Aarti Sekhar MD

  • Radiologist
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Aarti Sekhar MD

Aarti Sekhar MD

  • Dr. Sekhar specializes in image-guided interventions for the treatment of gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-9729

Mihir M. Shah MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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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

Jyotirmay (Joe) Sharma MD, FACS

  • Surgeon
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Jyotirmay (Joe) Sharma MD, FACS

Jyotirmay (Joe) Sharma MD, FACS

  • Dr. Sharma specializes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, adrenal gland surgery and pancreatic endocrine tumors.
  • Professor and William C. McGarity Chair of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-3712

David D. Shepard MD

  • Community Oncologist
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David D. Shepard MD

David D. Shepard MD

Vinita Singh MD, MS

  • Pain Management Specialist
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Vinita Singh MD, MS

Vinita Singh MD, MS

  • Dr. Singh collaborates with oncologists to provide state-of-the-art therapies to cancer patients suffering from pain symptoms.
  • Associate 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

Charles A. Staley MD

  • A leading expert in the care of colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies, Dr. Staley leads the surgical oncology team at Winship.
  • Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-0210

Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC

  • Genetic Counselor
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                                 Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC
Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC

Christine Stanislaw MS, CGC

  • Ms. Stanislaw provides genetic counseling, including risk assessment and test coordination, for individuals concerned about the possibility of hereditary cancer susceptibility.
  • Director of Genetic Counseling, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-1900

Alison Sturgill MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Alison Sturgill MS, RD, CSO, LD
Alison Sturgill MS, RD, CSO, LD

Alison Sturgill MS, RD, CSO, LD

Srinivas Sunkara MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Srinivas Sunkara MD
Srinivas Sunkara MD

Srinivas Sunkara 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

Christine R. Tallo MMSc, CGC

  • Genetic Counselor
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                                 Christine R. Tallo MMSc, CGC
Christine R. Tallo MMSc, CGC

Christine R. Tallo MMSc, CGC

Dallas Thompson MDiv

  • Spiritual Health Provider
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                                 Dallas Thompson MDiv
Dallas Thompson MDiv

Dallas Thompson MDiv

  • Rev. Thompson provides spiritual and emotional support for oncology patients and their caregivers at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
  • Chaplain and Spiritual Health Fellow, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital
  • (470) 487-2457

Derek Lamont West MD, MS

  • Interventional Radiologist
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                                 Derek Lamont West MD, MS
Derek Lamont West MD, MS

Derek Lamont West MD, MS

  • Dr. West is a board certified interventional radiologist specializing in the treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and other genitourinary cancers.
  • Acting Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 712-7118

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

Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO
Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO

Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO

Joshua H. Winer MD

  • Surgical Oncologist
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                                 Joshua H. Winer MD
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.
  • Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-8059

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

Wei Zheng MD, PhD

  • Pathologist
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                                 Wei Zheng MD, PhD
Wei Zheng MD, PhD

Wei Zheng MD, PhD

  • Dr. Zheng specializes in gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900
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