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Natia Esiashvili, MD

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Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

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Natia Esiashvili, MD, specializes in the treatment of pediatric cancers including brain tumors, sarcoma, lymphoma and leukemia, among others. She also treats hematological malignancies, such as lymphoma and leukemia, in adults. In addition, Dr. Esiashvili is involved in using radiotherapy as a component of the bone marrow transplantation program.

Dr. Esiashvili earned her MD from Tbilisi State Medical University in her home country, the Republic of Georgia. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and was named chief resident in the radiation oncology training program.

Dr. Esiashvili’s research tracks the clinical outcomes of modern radiotherapy techniques like intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) on pediatric patients with complex tumors. She is an investigator and coordinator on several clinical trials for the Children’s Oncology Group. Dr. Esiashvili’s research also focuses on late effects of radiotherapy in cancer survivors. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group Late Effects Guidelines Task Force, she collaborates with other clinical investigators across the country to develop evidence-based screening and follow-up guidelines for survivors of childhood tumors. Dr. Esiashvili received a grant for researching long-term follow-up care in young adult cancer survivors and established the first transitional clinic for survivors of childhood malignancies in the state of Georgia.

Dr. Esiashvili is also actively engaged in international work. She is a member of the International Relations Committee for the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, and has worked closely with the International Red Cross and Red Crescentleading programs for low- and middle-income countries for the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society. She is currently helping to develop modern radiotherapy standards in Eastern Europeandeveloping countries, including the Republic of Georgia.

Dr. Esiashvili is Board Certified in radiation oncology and a clinical member of the Winship Cancer Institute. She is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Radiology, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society, among others. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, and has published several journal articles and book chapters. She has received various awards for her work in radiation oncology, as well spoken at a number of national and international conferences.

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