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Colleen S. Austin, M.D.

Practices at Atlanta and Alpharetta Offices Recognized as one of the top breast cancer specialists in Atlanta, Dr. Colleen Austin continues to devote a significant part of her practice to clinical research and speaking on issues related to breast cancer and women's health. In addition to her participation in the Atlanta Regional Community Clinical Oncology program, she is past president of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology and serves on the clinical practice committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

When Dr. Austin is not seeing patients, she enjoys gardening and outdoor activities with her husband, Dr. Howard Austin, and their two sons.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology Clinical Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA – Hematology and Oncology, 1980-82 Internship and Residency: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA – Internal Medicine, 1977-80 Medical School: M.D., State University of New York, Upstate Medical School, 1977 Undergraduate: B.A., Vasser College, 1973 Hospital Affiliations: St. Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Forsyth Hospital

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Richard A. Carter, M.D.

Practices at Conyers Office Dr. Carter is an honors graduate of Colgate University, and has subsequently received awards and grants for his research. Before coming to Atlanta Cancer Care he was on the faculty of Emory University, Department of Hematology. Having done extensive research in the area of bone marrow transplantation, Dr. Carter has served as co-principal investigator in clinical trials, and has authored numerous reports, articles, and book chapters. Dr. Carter is board certified in hematology and oncology.

Dr. Carter is the president of the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation which provides assistance directly to cancer patients and their families.

Board Certifications: Medical Oncology and Hematology Clinical Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA – Hematology/Oncology, 1995-98 Internship and Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Department of Medicine, 1992-95 Medical School: M.D., UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, 1992 Undergraduate: B.A., Colgate University, 1988 Hospital Affiliations: DeKalb Medical Center, Piedmont Henry Medical Center, Newton General Hospital, Rockdale Hospital, Southern Regional Medical Center, Northside Hospital and Sait Joseph's Hospital

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Dr. Ming Chi

Dr. Ming Chi was born and raised in China and came to the United States for further medical training in 2008. She joined Atlanta Cancer Care after completing her hematology/oncology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chi has experience in treating various oncologic and hematologic disorders with a special interest in brain metastasis and breast cancer. Dr. Chi has multiple articles and abstracts on breast cancer, brain tumor and brain metastasis and is currently a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

In her free time, Dr. Chi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, hiking, reading and cooking.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Fellowship: Hematology and Medical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic at Cleveland, 2013-2016; Residency: Internal Medicine, St Joseph Hospital at Chicago, 2010-2013; Medical School: Peking University Health Science Center, China, 2008; Hospital Affiliations: Northside Hospital, Northside Forsyth Hospital.

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Daniel W. Dubovsky, M.D.

Practices at Atlanta Office After completing his fellowship training at Groote Schuur Hospital, Dr. Daniel Dubovsky opened a private practice in Cape Town, South Africa where he treated patients until 1986. Leaving his home and practice to further pursue his medical training, he came to the United States and completed another year of clinical fellowship in hematology and oncology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Highly regarded and referred to as Dr. "D" by patients and medical staff, he came to Atlanta Cancer Care in 1987. Dr. Dubovsky previously held positions at St.Joseph's Hospital as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board and Director of the Cancer Data Center. Dr. Dubovsky is a U.S. citizen and has permanently settled in Atlanta with his family.

After hours, you can find Dr. D participating in nature.

Board Certifications: Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1986 Clinical Fellowship: Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa – Hematology, 1974-76 Internship and Residency: Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 1968-73 Medical School: MBChB, with Honors, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1968, FCPCSA, 1973 Hospital Affiliations: St. Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Hospital and Northside Forsyth Hospital

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Kelly A. May, M.D.

Practices at Atlanta and Cumming Offices Dr. Kelly May completed her hematology/oncology fellowship at Emory where she served as chief fellow. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National honor Society and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan and has published research in breast cancer and supportive care.

During her free time, Dr. May enjoys traveling, hiking, mountain biking, and taking day trips in Georgia with her husband.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology Clinical Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA – Hematology/Oncology, 2006-2009 Internship and Residency: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI – Internal Medicine, 2003-06 Medical School: M.D.,Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 1999-2003 Undergraduate: B.S., University of Michigan, 1999 Hospital Affiliations: St. Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Forsyth Hospital

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Megan McKee, M.D.

Practices at Conyers and Decatur Offices Dr. Megan McKee attended the University of Georgia as a Foundation Fellow scholar, graduating Summa Cum Laude, after which she received an Intramural Research Training Award for study in genetics at the NIH/NIAAA. She received her medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine, where she stayed to finish her residency in internal medicine. She completed her fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as chief fellow. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society as well as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Hematology (ASH). She has experience treating a wide variety of oncological and hematologic disorders with a special interest in treating breast cancer. Dr. McKee has authored articles and abstracts on the topics of breast and colorectal cancer. She has been involved in both clinical and translational breast cancer research and has presented her work at the annual ASCO meeting.

In her free time, Dr. McKee enjoys jogging, reading, watching football, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine Fellowship: Hematology and Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2012 - 2015 Residency: Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine 2009 – 2012 Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine 2009 Hospital Affiliations: Northside Hospital, Rockdale Hospital, Piedmont Henry Hospital, Southern Regional Hospital and Dekalb Hospital.

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Silpa C. Reddy, M.D.

Practices at Atlanta and Alpharetta and Offices Dr. Silpa Reddy was born in India and grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She completed her fellowship at Emory University and joined Atlanta Cancer Care in the summer of 2000. She is board certified in Hematology and Oncology. Her integrative approach to patient care involves focusing on both the spiritual and physical well-being of patients. She has a special interest in the fields of breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphomas and coagulation disorders.

In her free time, Dr. Reddy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, dogs and cooking.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology Clinical Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA – Hematology/Oncology, 1997-2000 Internship and Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Department of Medicine, 1994-97 Medical School: M.D., Medical College of Virginia Medical School, 1994 Undergraduate: B.A., University of Virginia, 1990 Hospital Affiliations: St. Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Forsyth Hospital

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Sreekanth (Kanthi) Reddy, M.D.

Practices at Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming Offices Dr. Reddy completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at Emory University where he served as chief fellow. Prior to moving to Atlanta he also completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's- Roosevelt Hospital of Columbia University. Dr. Reddy has published articles on multiple myeloma, head and neck cancer, and lung cancer and has a particular interest in these areas as well as other blood-related cancers. He is currently the Division Director of Oncology at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

When not in the office, Dr. Reddy enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running, playing squash, cycling and on days inside playing the guitar.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology Clinical Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Division of Hematology/Oncology, 2000-2003 Internship and Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 1997-2000 Medical School: St. George's University, 1993-1997 Undergraduate: B.A., University of Virginia, 1992 Hospital Affiliations: St. Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Forsyth Hospital

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Gurinderjit Sidhu, M.D.

Practices at Jonesboro office Dr. Gurinderjit Sidhu was born and raised in India, later becoming a U.S. citizen after relocating to the Atlanta area. Prior to joining Atlanta Cancer Care, she was a fellow at Emory University and involved in research regarding leukemia in elderly patients. She is credited with authoring many publications focused on the results of that research. Dr. Sidhu is past chairperson of the OncologyCommittee at Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC), a member of the Medial Executive Committee and Ethics Committee at SRMC and frequently a speaker on breast cancer and related issues for local seminars. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology, the Atlanta Regional Community Clinical Oncology Program, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sidhu was voted ‘Top Doc’ in hematology oncology in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 by Life Style magazine.

While away from the office, Dr. Sidhu can be found spending time with her husband, Jasjeet, and two children, Curran and Hanna. She enjoys all sports, especially baseball.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Oncology Clinical Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine – Hematology/Oncology, 1991-94 Internship: LNJP Hospital, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, 1987 Residency: Prince George's Hospital, Maryland – Internal Medicine, 1988-91 Medical School: M.B.B.S., Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, 1986 Hospital Affiliations: Southern Regional Medical Center, Henry Medical Center, Dekalb Medical Center, Newton General Hospital and Rockdale Hospital

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Lijo Simpson, M.D.

Practices at Decatur and Jonesboro Offices Dr. Lijo Simpson joined Atlanta Cancer Care after completing his fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has published numerous articles outlining his research in colorectal, genitourinary, hematologic cancers and melanoma. He has also presented extensively at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society of Hematology (ASH) and at the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT). Dr. Simpson focuses on getting the best results for his patient using the latest in evidence based medicine. He maintains a deep respect for the emotional and physical needs of his patients and their families and strives to incorporate this aspect into his practice. Dr. Simpson is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Hematology (ASH).

While not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing tennis and testing his culinary skills.

Clinical Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, Hematology and Medical Oncology 2005-2008 Chief Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2004-2005 Internship and Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2001-2004 Golden Stethoscope Award 2004 Medical School: All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1993-1999 Honors and Gold Medalist Hospital Affiliations: Southern Regional Medical Center and Dekalb Medical Center

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Ronald G. Steis, M.D.

Practices at Alpharetta and Cumming Offices Following his clinical fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Ronald Steis continued during the next several years to conduct research work there, leading investigational studies while serving as Chief of the Clinical Research Branch of NCI. He has authored articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Blood. Dr. Steis currently is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Steis has been a resident of Atlanta since 1991, when he began practicing as a full-time medical oncology specialist. He is the principal investigator of all clinical trials being conducted at Atlanta Cancer Care. He has twice been named as one of Atlanta's "top docs" by Atlanta Magazine.

After hours, you may find Dr. Steis hunting, fishing, or building furniture in his home woodshop.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology Clinical Fellowship: National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health Internship and Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical School: M.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1978 Graduate School: M.S., Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 1977 Undergraduate: B.S., Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1973 Hospital Affiliations: St. Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Forsyth Hospital

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Hiba Tamim, M.D.

Practices at Decatur Office Dr. Hiba Tamim was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1990, after finishing medical school, she moved to the United States to complete her internship, residency, and fellowship in hematology and oncology at Emory University. After finishing her Fellowship, Dr. Tamim continued on for four years as a faculty member of Emory University and attending physician at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tamim joined Atlanta Cancer Care in November of 2000 and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

When she's not working, Dr. Tamim enjoys traveling with her family.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology Clinical Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Division of Hematology/Oncology, 1993-1996 Internship and Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Department of Medicine, 1990-1993 Medical School: American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1985-1989 Hospital Affiliations: Dekalb Medical Center, Henry Medical Center, Rockdale Hospital, Southern Regional Medical Center and Newton General Hospital

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Amelia B. Zelnak, M.D., M.Sc.

Practices in Cumming Office Dr. Amelia Zelnak attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead scholar and graduated with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction. Prior to joining Atlanta Cancer Care, she was on the breast oncology faculty at Emory University in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology. She has published multiple peer-reviewed research and review articles on breast cancer, and has been invited to speak at regional and national meetings on the management of breast cancer. She has also served as the principal investigator on numerous breast cancer clinical trials and serves on the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Advisory Council. At Atlanta Cancer Care, Dr. Zelnak is committed to developing novel clinical trials for the management of early-stage and metastatic breast cancer.

In her free time, Dr. Zelnak enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and Hematology. Clinical Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine – Internship and Residency: Emory University School of Medicine – Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine – Undergraduate: B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Hospital Affiliation: Northside Forsyth Hospital

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