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Shannon Kahn, MD

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Shannon Kahn, MD


Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Master of Accounting

Medical Degree:

Emory University School of Medicine

Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school?

5 years at Emory University (1 year preliminary internal medicine, 4 years radiation oncology)

In practice since:             



Radiation oncology, with a focus on breast cancer, brain tumors, and lung cancer

How did you choose your Specialty?

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer as a second year medical student which exposed me to the field.  I rotated through the department shortly thereafter and knew immediately that this is what I wanted to pursue.

What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?

Most: Extended patient interaction at consultation and follow up.  Evolving technology which allows for rewarding outcomes and continued learning.

Least:  Competitiveness of entry can limit some to pursue.

In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?        

Compassion and care of patients needs to be foremost as a cancer diagnosis is often a traumatic experience for the patient and family.  Our patients need a physician who will work hard for them and be their advocate.


  • Tennis
  • Running
  • Taking care of kids
  • Travel