The Georgia Cancer Center is advancing public, patient, and professional education and cancer-related training throughout the enterprise and in the community it serves in several important ways.

The Georgia Cancer Center strives to advance the field by training the next generation of physicians and scientists in oncology. The Cancer Center is an active participant in Augusta  University training programs, from graduate programs to postdoctoral training in both research and clinical care. Committed to the future workforce of cancer researchers and clinicians, the Georgia Cancer Center is involved in leading two PhD graduate and two medical fellowship programs.

All students and trainees enrolled in these programs are considered to be Emerging Biomedical Professionals (EBPs) and are welcome to participate in various EBP programming.

Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship Program

The Division of Hematology and Oncology offers an ACGME-accredited postgraduate fellowship training program designed to prepare trainees to evaluate, understand, and manage complex hematological and oncological disorders.

The comprehensive combined training program prepares fellows for independent clinical practice and eligibility for the ABIM subspecialty board examinations. In addition to rigorous clinical training, the  program strives to create an atmosphere of scientific curiosity and endeavor. Both Augusta University Health and the Georgia Cancer Center training sites offer a wide breadth of clinical and research experience. The program boasts a diverse tumor-specific clinical core-faculty dedicated to teaching, an aggressive didactic program, and a plethora of research opportunities with world-renowned  researchers at the Georgia Cancer Center, the Hemophilia Treatment Center, and Sickle Cell Center.

Program Leaders


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Locke Bryan, MD

  • Program Director
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Girindra Raval, MD

  • Associate Program Director
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Amany Keruakous, MD

  • Associate Program Director
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Bethanie Coogler

  • Fellowship Coordinator


Hereditary Cancer Clinic Fellowship Program

The Hereditary Cancer Clinic (HCC) at the Georgia Cancer Center offers a new, 12- month advanced fellowship in hereditary cancer knowledge, clinical practice, program development, and research.

The HCC has a rapidly growing program in genetics and cancer risk management, with over 1,000 new patient referrals expected in 2024 with a 25% positive test rate. HCC practitioners conduct an analysis of personal and family cancer history and order genetic testing, followed by comprehensive cancer genetic risk assessment for those whose tests reveal the presence of a monogenic disorder.

Program Leaders


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John W. Henson, MD

  • Director, HCC
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Faizal Asumda, MD

  • Geneticist, CHOG
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Charlaine Conger, DNP

  • Genetics Nurse Practitioner
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Kevin Hughes, MD

  • Director of Cancer Genetics
  • Medical University of South Carolina


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Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD

  • Associate Director of Genomics, Georgia Cancer Center

Let's make something great together

The Graduate School aims to provide a rich intellectual, academic and research environment for educating students to become leaders in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge.

To help facilitate this, our graduate faculty members are selected based on experience in research, scholarship and education. They are drawn from the faculties of Augusta University’s College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, Dental College of Georgia, College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Nursing, School of Computer & Cyber Sciences and the Medical College of Georgia. Class sizes are small, and the faculty excels in cultivating and modeling supportive, collegial and professional relationships with students.

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