Our Leadership

Led by Sagar Lonial, MD, the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology leadership team is comprised of engaged physicians and faculty leaders, and is supported by a dedicated staff.


Sagar Lonial, MD

Sagar Lonial, MD

Professor and Chair, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Amy Langston, MD

Amelia Langston, MD

Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Section Chief, Bone Marrow Transplant, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Mary Jo Lechowicz, MDMary Jo Lechowicz, MD

Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Bassel El-Rayes, MDBassel El-Rayes, MD

Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Lawrence Boise, PhDLawrence Boise, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Martha L. Arellano, MDMartha L. Arellano, MD

Associate Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program
Emory University School of Medicine


Jonathan Kaufman, MD

Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD

Associate Professor and Associate Vice-Chair for Quality, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Amy Langston, MD

Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD

Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Medicine, and Pathology
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Immunotherapy, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Khoury

H. Jean Khoury, MD, FACP

Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Division of Hematology, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Ramalingam, MD

Suresh Ramalingam, MD

Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Dean for Cancer Research
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Jing Chen, PhD

Jing Chen, PhD

Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Division of Basic & Translational Science, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Director of Research, Division of Hematology, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Stephen Szabo, MD

Stephen Szabo, MD

Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Division of Community Oncology, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine


Suchita Pakkala, MD

Suchita Pakkala, MD

Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Section Chief, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University Hospital Midtown


Maria Ribeiro, MD

Maria Ribeiro, MD

Associate Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Section Chief, Hematology & Medical Oncology
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Sidney Stein, MD, JD

Sidney Stein, MD, JD

Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Section Chief, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Grady Memorial Hospital


Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP

Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP

Chief of Advance Practice Providers, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Administrative Leaders


Jim McKay

Jim McKay, MSHS

Clinical Administrator
jmckay@emory.edu


Troy Grant

Troy Grant, MHA

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
troy.grant@emoryhealthcare.org


Dedra Cotton

Dedra Cotton

Human Resources Associate 
dgeter@emory.edu


Yvette Harrison

Yvette Harrison, MPH

Manager, Administrative and Research Support Operations
yvette.harrison@emoryhealthcare.org