“Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University: Update on Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Center”

“Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University:  Update on Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Center”
Dec 05, 2017
Dr. Walter J. Curran, Executive Director
“Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University: Update on Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Center”

Walter J. Curran, Jr, MD, FACR, is Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Professor and Chairman of Emory’s Department of Radiation Oncology. He is a board certified radiation oncologist and specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer or brain and spine tumors.  Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center and has over 250 active clinical trials.  Before joining Emory, he was professor and chairman of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) in Philadelphia and clinical director of Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center.

Curran is considered an international expert in the management of patients with locally advanced lung cancer and malignant brain tumors. He has led several landmark clinical and translational trials in both areas and is responsible for defining a universally adopted staging system for patients with malignant glioma. He currently serves as a group chairman and a principal investigator of NRG Oncology, the largest of the 5 NCI-funded clinical trials network groups.

The first radiation oncologist to serve as director of an NCI-designated cancer center, Curran is a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, is a fellow and gold medal recipient in the American College of Radiology, and has been awarded honorary memberships in the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology. He has received numerous honors and is listed in Atlanta Magazine's “Top Doctors for Radiation Oncology.”

Curran graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, and received his MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in the Department of Radiation Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and his internship in internal medicine at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia.

 

INTRODUCTION:  Angela Cassidy

INVOCATION: Scott Sikes