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Dr. Stapleford is a board-certified radiation oncologist who is transferring from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Prior to this, Dr. Stapleford taught general radiation oncology as an Assistant Professor at Emory University.   While on faculty at Emory, she helped develop a multi-disciplinary lung cancer clinic and conducted research in the technical aspects of radiation delivery, treatment response assessment, and image-guided treatments.


Dr. Stapleford completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Delaware.  She received her MD from Tufts University and went on to complete her internship in internal medicine and residency training in radiation oncology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.


At the University of Delaware, Dr. Stapleford graduated Summa Cum Laude, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received the Halsey MacPhee Award for outstanding senior in the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Stapleford received awards two consecutive years at the Emory Radiation Oncology Resident Research Day for her research related to gynecologic cancers and lung cancers.  


Dr. Stapleford has written and co-authored many publications, abstracts and book chapters related to radiation oncology research and treatment.  She has actively participated in numerous international clinical research trials, was a member of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Lung Cancer Committee at the national level and served as a committee member of the Georgia Radiological Society (GRS) at the state level. 

Additional Biography

In her free time, Dr. Stapleford enjoys running, traveling, and soccer.  She has a passion for international healthcare and has spent time working in Zambia.

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