Douglas K Graham, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist


Primary Specialty


Leadership Titles

Chief, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, William G. Woods, MD Chair


Board Certification
Am Bd Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology)
Medical School:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Colorado Hospitals
University of Colorado Hospitals


Pubmed Profile



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.

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.


Dr. Graham’s research interests include developing novel cancer therapeutics. He leads an active research laboratory focusing on developing novel therapeutics for pediatric cancer. His lab is studying signaling pathways in cancer and validating MerTK as a novel cancer agent in leukemia, melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer and glioblastoma.

Learn more about Dr. Graham’s research lab.

Focus of Practice

  • Oncology
  • Pediatric leukemia

Areas of Interest

  • Developing novel therapeutics for pediatric cancer
  • Leukemia


Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Egleston Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions 404-785-1200

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

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

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Hughes Spalding Hospital, 35 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30303 Get Directions 404-785-9800

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital, 5461 Meridian Mark Road NE Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30342 Get Directions 404-785-3240

In the News

2020 Atlanta 500

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

Atlanta Magazine