Walter J Curran, MD

Emory Clinic

Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute

Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Radiation Oncology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
brain tumors
esophageal cancer
head & neck cancer
lung cancer
spinal tumors
stereotactic surgery
thyroid cancer
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Clinic 'C'
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
404 778-3473
About Dr. Curran

Dr. Curran is the national group chairman and principal investigator of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, a National Cancer Institute-funded, international, multi-institutional cooperative group dedicated to advancing patient treatment and care through cooperative clinical trials and research.

Curran has been a principal investigator on numerous grants, including eight National Cancer Institute peer-reviewed grants.

Dr. Curran is considered an international expert in the management of patients with brain tumors and lung cancer. He led a group which defined the most common technique of classifying brain tumor patients (the RTOG recursive partitioning technique) and he led the largest clinical trial demonstrating the optimal technique of combining chemotherapy with radiation for lung cancer patients. He has conducted many innovative clinical trials evaluating the integration of new classes of anti-cancer agents with radiation therapy.

Dr. Curran was recently awarded the inaugural Lawrence W. Davis Chair of Radiation Oncology in Emory University School of Medicine. The Lawrence W. Davis Chair of Radiation Oncology was established in 2004. During his 17-year tenure as chair of Emory's department, Davis has led radiation oncology in establishment of a residency program, a new Division of Cancer Biology to enhance research in the department and has grown the faculty to 26 members, including 16 radiation oncologists.

Year Started Practicing: 1986
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2008
Organizational Memberships:
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, Secretary/Treasurer
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Chairman
Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA