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Karen D. Godette, M.D.
Chief of Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Karen Godette, MD, specializes in breast and gynecological malignancies, prostate cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.
Within these areas, her
expertise is brachytherapy.
is currently involved in institutional and national clinical trials of breast, cervical, and prostate cancers along with soft tissue sarcomas.
research focuses on improving the multidisciplinary care of these malignancies.
is originally from Guyana, South America.
She received her MS and MD degrees from Howard University in Washington, DC, where she also completed a year-long transitional internship.
This was followed by a radiation oncology residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was named chief resident in her final year.
Upon completing residency in 1992, she was recruited to Emory and appointed assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology.
Since 2001, Dr. Godette has served as medical director of the Emory University Hospital Midtown radiation oncology department.
played a central role in initiating a radiation oncology residency program here at Emory
She served as assistant program director from 1993-1995 before being appointed program director, a position she held for ten years.
She has served as the medical director/advisor of the Grady Radiation Therapy Technology School since 1998.
is actively involved in the community.
participates in community health fairs and educational workshops, moderates multidisciplinary panels, and facilitates support groups.
is also active in the international arena, working in partnership with colleagues in developing countries to advance the delivery and standard of cancer care.
outside interests include travel to exotic destinations, foreign and independent films, and international cuisine.
Dr. Godette is Board Certified in radiation oncology and a clinical member of the Winship Cancer Institute.
She is also a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, the American Medical Women's Association, the American Board of Radiology, and the National Medical Association, where she served as chair of the radiology section from 2005 - 2007.
was presented with the Woodruff Fund Clinical Teaching Support Award
in Radiation Oncology in 2002 for her
commitment to teaching.
She is a manuscript reviewer for The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Journal of Surgical Oncology.
has written or coauthored many articles, abstracts and book chapters, and has spoken at both national and international meetings.