Mylin A. Torres, MD


Department of Radiation Oncology

Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University


(404) 778-3473


Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University



Mylin Torres, MD, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Torres practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She treats patients at Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center where she previously served as director.

Dr. Torres currently serves as co-leader of the Cancer Prevention Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institue of Emory University. She holds professional memberships with American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Radiologic Society of North America, and American Association for Cancer Research.


Dr. Torres graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in biology. She received her MD from Stanford University and completed her residency in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She also participated in a research fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan.


Dr. Torres has been awarded many accolades for breakthroughs in breast cancer research and patient care. She has received highly competitive grants from the National Cancer Institute, Radiation Oncology Group (now NRG Oncology), Susan G. Komen and Winship Cancer Institute.

Dr. Torres received research awards and a traveling scholarship from Harvard and Stanford Universities. At MD Anderson Cancer Center, she was awarded the Barkley Award for Outstanding Resident Research (two consecutive years) and the Connie and Jim Walter Fellowship in Sarcoma Research.

Dr. Torres is the recipient of the Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grant from the Union for International Cancer Control. With the grant, she studied a novel Japanese technology which enables real time tumor tracking radiotherapy.

For her work with patients, Dr. Torres received the Winship Above and Beyond Award. For her research on breast cancer treatment toxicities and side-effects, she was selected as the recipient the 2014 Health Care Heroes Rising Star Award sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.


Dr. Torres' research interests include multi-disciplinary treatment techniques to improve breast cancer outcomes. Her research includes clinical trial development, outcomes measures, identifying patients at risk for side effects of breast cancer treatment and the life quality of breast cancer survivors.


Dr. Torres is a manuscript reviewer for the prestigious International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. She has written and co-authored a number of publications and abstracts.