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


Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University was approved by the ACGME on February 9, 2017, and is currently the only approved Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship in the state of Georgia.

This is a three-year fellowship with one fellow position per year. The objective of the fellowship program is to produce well-rounded gynecologic oncologists to provide excellent clinical care for women with regards to the prevention, detection, and treatment of gynecologic malignancies.

Program Leaders

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Sharad Ghamande, MD

  • Chair, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Bunja Rungruang, MD

  • Fellowship Program Director
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Robert Higgins, MD

  • Associate Residency Program Director
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Marian Symmes Johnson, MD

  • Associate Professor, Gynecologic Oncology
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Romona Cumbermack

  • Fellowship Program Coordinator

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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