Bruce Hershatter, MD, FACR

Associate Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology


(678) 843-7004


Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital



Bruce Hershatter, MD, FACR, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. He treats patients at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Hershatter practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of lung and prostate cancer. He is a clinical member of the Winship Cancer Institute.

Previously, Dr. Hershatter worked as a faculty physician at Duke University School of Medicine. He was then appointed medical director of radiation oncology at Georgia Baptist Medical Center (now Atlanta Medical Center). During his 14-year tenure at Atlanta Medical Center, he obtained American College of Radiology accreditation for the department, initiated a prostate brachytherapy program and inaugurated the use of high dose rate brachytherapy.

In 2001, Dr. Hershatter joined the radiation oncology faculty at Emory University School of Medicine, seeing patients at Crawford Long Hospital (now Emory University Hospital Midtown) and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. As Medical Director at the Atlanta VA Medical Center for over 10 years, Dr. Hershatter ran a full time clinical practice and successfully gained accreditation from the American College of Radiology for the department.

Dr. Hershatter is now seeing patients at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He also teaches oncology in the Georgia Tech-Emory Masters/PhD health physics program.

Dr. Hershatter's record of service to the specialty of radiation oncology includes more than 20 years on the board of the Georgia Radiological Society and more than 15 years as the radiation oncology representative for the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee.


Dr. Hershatter graduated magna cum laude from Drew University with a degree in chemistry. He earned his MD from Tulane University. He completed his internship and residency in radiation oncology at Duke University where he also served as chief resident.


Dr. Hershatter is a fellow of the American College of Radiology. He is the Georgia representative to the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and he has served on the Radiation Therapy Services Technical Advisory Committee of the Georgia Division of Health Planning. He is past president of the Georgia Radiological Society. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the Medical Association of Georgia. He serves on the council of the American College of Radiology and on the Associate Admissions Committee for the Emory University School of Medicine.


Dr. Hershatter has participated in numerous research studies and clinical protocols, including enrolling patients in and serving as principal investigator on protocols for NRG Oncology.