Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University has announced that William G. Woods, MD, has stepped down as Director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Chief of Hematology/Oncology/BMT in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University. Dr. Woods held this position for 15 years; he will remain on faculty with the title of Director Emeritus. Douglas Graham, MD, PhD, has been named as the successor to this role following a nationwide search; Dr. Graham joined Children’s in August.
“Dr. Graham brings to Children’s a vision for the Aflac Cancer Center to enhance innovation and discovery across our core missions of clinical care, research, and teaching,” said Dr. Woods. Dr. Graham is a member of the Senior Leadership Council of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He will play a key role in helping to jointly recruit new oncology faculty with Winship.
Dr. Graham previously served as Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology at the University of Colorado, with clinical practice at Children’s Hospital Colorado. While there, Dr. Graham led the Biology and Treatment of Childhood Cancer Research Emphasis Area.
Dr. Graham is a National Institutes of Health–funded investigator with an active laboratory focusing on developing novel therapeutics for pediatric cancer. ■