Natia Esiashvili, MD
Professor and Chief Quality Officer
Department of Radiation Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Natia Esiashvili, MD, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Esiashvili practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of pediatric cancer, brain and spine tumors, sarcoma lymphoma Leukemia, and bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. She treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Emory Proton Therapy Center.
Dr. Esiashvili leads the pediatric radiation oncology service at Winship, the only center performing total body irradiation for bone marrow transplantation in Georgia. She specializes in the treatment of complex pediatric cancers and hematological malignancies in adults.
Dr. Esiashvili serves as president of the Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society where she also served on an executive committee leading programs for low- and middle-income countries worldwide. She is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Radiology, and Children's Oncology Group, among others.
Dr. Esiashvili earned her MD from Tbilisi State Medical University in her home country, the Republic of Georgia. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta where she served as chief resident.
Dr. Esiashvili is the recipient of an international scholarship grant from the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology. She has received various awards for her work in radiation oncology as well as spoken at a number of national and international conferences. In 2017, she was listed in Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors" issue.
Dr. Esiasvhili's research tracks the clinical outcomes of children treated with modern radiotherapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and frameless radiosurgery. She helped design radiotherapy guidelines for several clinical trials for the Children's Oncology Group. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group Late Effects Guidelines Task Force, she collaborates with clinical investigators across the country to develop evidence-based screening and follow-up guidelines for survivors of childhood tumors. Dr. Esiashvili received a grant for researching long-term follow-up care in young adult cancer survivors and established the first transitional clinic for survivors of childhood malignancies in Georgia.
As a field expert, she has spoken at a number of national and international conferences and participated in committees and working groups charged with developing treatment guidelines, clinical trials and late effects screening guidelines.
Dr. Esiashvili serves as a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology and has published several journal articles and book chapters.