Tamara Nicole New, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist





Dr. New joined Children’s and Emory as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in January 2007. She came to Georgia from New York, where she had served as Director of the Sickle Cell Program and Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Harlem Hospital. She currently serves as Clinical Medical Director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center on the Egleston hospital campus. Her primary clinical focus is in Sickle Cell Anemia, where she has focused on issues like pulmonary and neurological complications, pain management and transition from pediatric to adult care.

Dr. New has a strong interest in the impact of sickle cell disease internationally, with a focus in resource-poor countries. She has been traveling to Haiti bi-annually since 2009 to take care of a small cohort of patients.

In her spare time, you will find Dr. New traveling, catching a good movie, serving at her local church or spending time with family. She is passionate about mentoring young minority students in medicine and encouraging them along their career path. She is a community advocate, in addition to organizing the annual Sickle Cell Education Day events for six consecutive years. Throughout the year, she also presents at schools and churches to help spread awareness about sickle cell disease and the need for more research and better therapies.


Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Egleston Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Get Directions 404-785-1112

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Scottish Rite hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Get Directions 404-785-7112

Focus of Practice

  • Hematology/oncology
  • Sickle cell disease

Areas of Interest

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Benign hematology
  • Pulmonary hypertensio nand other pulmonary complications in sickle cell anemia
  • Multi-specialty team approach to pain
  • Teen transition readiness; transitioning from pediatric to adult care with chronic disease

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Pain

Research Interests

Alternative approaches to pain, Impact of sickle cell disease in resource-poor countries