Otis W. Brawley, MD
Otis W. Brawley is professor of hematology, oncology, and medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health. He also serves as associate director of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. In addition Dr. Brawley is chief of hematology and oncology services and the medical director of the Georgia Cancer Coalition Center of Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital.
From 1995 to April 2001, he served as Assistant Director of the Office of Special Populations Research at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Brawley was previously a senior in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the National Cancer Institute where he was one of a group instrumental in the development and launching of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial. This 18,000-man trial is looking at screening and epidemiologic issues in prostate cancer as well as the potential for prevention of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. He also served as Chief of the NCI Intramural Prostate Cancer Clinic from 1993–1995.
Dr. Brawley's research interests include the screening, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of hormonal cancer. He has additional interests in the design of clinical trials, inclusion of minorities in trials and the availability of state-of-the-art health care to the socioeconomically disadvantaged. His work concerning racial differences in patterns of medical care and the similar outcomes among racial and ethnic groups when there is equal treatment is widely cited in medical and lay literature. He is the recipient of numerous awards and was recently named a Georgia Cancer Coalition Eminent Scholar.
Dr. Brawley is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He graduated from college and medical school at the University of Chicago and was an internal medicine resident at University Hospitals of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. He trained in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.