Douglas K Graham, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist





Dr. Graham is Chief of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Graham is a physician scientist with clinical expertise in the treatment of children with leukemia. He has been actively involved in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), and currently serves on the Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Disease Steering Committee. He also leads an active research laboratory focusing on developing novel therapeutics for pediatric cancer. Dr. Graham’s team has developed a new cancer drug that is now in early phase clinical trials at Emory University.

As leader of the Aflac Cancer Center, Dr. Graham is committed to developing a comprehensive program that will provide outstanding clinical care for children in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. He is helping lead the recruitment of cancer and hematology researchers who will be able to directly impact the development of new treatments for pediatric hematology/oncology patients.

Dr. Graham received his medical degree and PhD in microbiology and immunology from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. He completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Graham and his wife, Jane, have three children, and he enjoys being outdoors and playing sports, in particular tennis, racquetball, hiking and biking.


Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Egleston Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Scottish Rite hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Hughes Spalding Hospital, 35 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital, 5461 Meridian Mark Road NE Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Focus of Practice

  • Oncology
  • Pediatric leukemia

Areas of Interest

  • Developing novel therapeutics for pediatric cancer

Professional Affiliations

  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society for Cancer Research
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests

Developing novel cancer therapeutics, active research lab studying signaling pathways in cancer, validating MerTK as a novel cancer agent in leukemia, melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer and glioblastoma


2020 Atlanta 500

Dr. Doug Graham was recognized as one of Atlanta's 500 most powerful people.

Atlanta Magazine