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CTCA adds new doctors

Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan continues to grow its physician roster.

The hospital's clinical team has grown to more than 420 employees in less than a year of operation.

The hospital recently added four new physicians: Dr. John McKnight, Dr. Sean Cavanaugh, Dr. James Braude, and Dr. Sanjukta Rinku Chatterjee.

“We’re excited to see such credentialed and compassionate physicians join our multidisciplinary clinical bullpen to help meet the individual needs of the patients and families we serve,” said Chief of Staff and Surgery Dr. George Daneker, part of the hospital’s opening team. “They share our commitment to providing advanced treatments and therapies, while focusing on quality of life and restoring hope.”

The group of new physicians is board certified and includes specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology and internal medicine.

• John McKnight, MD, MBA is a medical oncologist with more than 25 years of experience in oncology care. He earned a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He completed an internship and residency at District of Columbia General Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. Dr. McKnight worked in private practice for 23 years while also serving as vice chairman of the department of medicine at Washington Hospital Center and senior staff oncologist at the center’s Washington Cancer Institute, all in Washington, D.C. Consistently recognized as one of the top physicians in the D.C. area, he also earned an MBA with a focus on medical management from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. McKnight now lives in Coweta.

• James Braude, MD, has more than 30 years of clinical experience and serves as an outpatient internal medicine physician. Dr. Braude earned a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency, and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Braude served as a clinical instructor at Emory University School of Medicine, and was director of clinical methods at Emory University School of Physicians Assistants. He has also worked in private practice and was director of a clinical research facility in Atlanta devoted to AIDS research. Braude is a Coweta resident.

• Sean Cavanaugh, MD, is a radiation oncologist and experienced radiosurgeon for both extracranial and intracranial malignancies. He regularly performs high-dose rate and low-dose rate brachytherapy, as well as all aspects of highly conformal external beam radiation therapy. Dr. Cavanaugh received a medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock. He completed a general pediatrics internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also completed the B. Leonard Holman Pathway Residency in radiation oncology. Certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Cavanaugh has worked in private practice in both Texas and Georgia, and received Georgia’s Favorite Physicians Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

• Sanjukta Rinku Chatterjee, MD, FACP, has more than 15 years of clinical experience and serves as an outpatient internal medicine physician. Dr. Chatterjee earned a medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, with an internal medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She has served as the faculty advisor for Emory University’s internal medicine residents’ practice improvement project, and also worked on the faculty of the International Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital. Chatterjee has taught internal medicine courses at both Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital, and was awarded a Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Day Grant to be a representative from Georgia at the American College of Physician's Leadership Day on Capitol Hill, working with national lawmakers in Washington D.C. to improve healthcare. An elected fellow of the American College of Physicians, she is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.



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