Mohammad K. Khan MD, PhD, DABR

Associate Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology

Medical Student Clerkship Director

Department of Radiation Oncology


(404) 778-3473


Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University



Mohammad K. Khan MD, PhD, DABR, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Khan practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, melanoma, skin cancer (basal, squamous and Merkel cell), multiple myeloma and pediatric cancer. He treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Khan received two BS degrees, one in Nuclear Engineering and one in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Both degrees were awarded with Summa Cum Laude distinction. He then completed his MS, and PhD degrees in Nuclear Engineering with emphasis on health and medical physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His graduate research focused on the use of innovative imaging technologies, such as PET and MRI, to improve radiation treatment planning for emerging cancer therapeutics such as boron neutron capture therapy for patients with malignant brain tumors. 

During his residency training, he received several academic accolades including the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award for Outstanding Radiological Research, the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative Research Grant to fund a prospective phase I prostate cancer IGRT study, American College of Radiation Oncology Travel Award, American Brachytherapy Society Fellowship Award, and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Translation and Imaging Symposium Travel Award.

Dr. Khan continues to be actively engaged in a wide variety of cancer related research, including designing new clinical trials, enrolling patients on existing trials, developing patient databases to look at treatment outcomes, and engineering new mathematical and physics solutions to improve existing technologies such as IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy) and IGRT (Image Guided Radiotherapy).

Dr. Khan is a board certified radiation oncologist and has collectively authored over 73 abstracts, manuscripts, commentaries, and book chapters. He has presented at national and international conferences and is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Brachytherapy Society, American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He serves as a board member of the Georgia Radiological Society, is a vice chair of the Radiation Safety Committee for Human Use at Emory, is an active member of the ACRIN/ECOG melanoma committee. He also serves on the radiation oncology exam committee of the American Board of Radiology where he is involved developing maintenance of certification exam questions, initial certification exam questions, and oral exam questions as they relate to the management of lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma patients..

Dr. Khan fluently speaks English, Urdu, Hindi and is familiar with Spanish and Arabic. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to interesting places around the world, hiking, biking and golfing.


Dr. Khan received his MD and PhD from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He also received his MS in Nuclear Engineering from University of Tennessee, along with a BS, Summa Cum Laude degree in Biology and a BS, Summa Cum Laude degree in Nuclear Engineering.

Dr. Khan did his residency training in radiation oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. He completed a fellowship in ABS Prostate Bracytherapy at the Seattle Prostate Institute and an internship in medicine and surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Khan is board certified in Radiobiology/Physics by the American Board of Radiology.