Ashesh B. Jani, MD, MSEE

Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology


Phone:

(404) 778-3473

Location:

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Directions

Biography

Ashesh B. Jani, MD, MSEE, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Jani practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer. He treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

As past residency program director, Dr. Jani was actively involved in teaching residents and rotating medical students. He previously served as residency program director and assistant professor at the University of Chicago. He is also a Georgia Research Alliance Cancer Scientist.



Dr. Jani was born in India and moved to Chicago, Illinois, at the age of three. He is married and has twin boys. He is an avid sports fan, particularly of tennis and NFL. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, watching movies and traveling. He has traveled throughout the US, to 49 states, and has visited 9 other countries.

Education

Dr. Jani received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the research and development departments of two major corporations before receiving his MD from University of Illinois at Chicago. After completing his internship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, he completed residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago, where he served as chief resident.

Awards

Dr. Jani is a member of several honorary societies including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Tau Beta Pi/Eta Kappa Nu (engineering). He has been the recipient of many awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, Samuel Hellman Outstanding Teacher Award and ASTRO-ESTRO Travel Grant. He has received several research grant awards including a Cytogen Corporation Research Grant, RSNA Seed Grant/Award, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Junior Faculty Research Award/Grant, American Cancer Society Research Grant, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Clinician/Scientist Research Grant and a NIH-R01 Research Grant.

Research

Dr. Jani’s research focuses on different aspects of prostate cancer. His prostate database work centers on understanding the demographic, disease, and treatment factors influencing cancer control outcomes. He is also interested in the development of imaging technologies/algorithms to improve radiotherapy planning. Dr. Jani participates in several clinical trials involving radiation for prostate cancer.

Publications

Dr. Jani has authored many journal publications, presented numerous research abstracts and has served as a moderator for several scientific meetings. He is a peer reviewer for radiotherapy, oncology and technical journals. He is also a writer and examiner for the American Board of Radiology's written and oral certification examinations.