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Daniel Nixon, MD

Medical Oncologist

Southeastern Regional Medical Center

"Coming to Cancer Treatment Centers of America gave me an opportunity to practice medical oncology in a setting that focuses all effective measures on a patient's disease."

- Daniel W. Nixon, MD
Daniel W. Nixon, MD

Medical Degree

  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Internship / Residency

  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Fellowship(s)

  • Clinical Fellow, Medical Oncology – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Research Fellow, Medicine – Huntington Laboratories, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Certification(s)

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Practicing Since: 1973

Dr. Daniel Nixon, a Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), constantly strives to improve the lives of his patients: “My goal is to give CTCA patients hope that all is being done that can reasonably help them.”

With more than 40 years practicing medicine, Dr. Nixon joined CTCA in Newnan, Georgia, after working at CTCA outside Phoenix. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Nixon is working on a survivorship program at CTCA to help patients in resuming healthy, productive lives after cancer treatment.

Dr. Nixon earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and zoology from the University of Georgia in Athens. After graduating magna cum laude from the honors program, Dr. Nixon moved to Augusta to earn a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he subsequently completed an internship and residency. Following his residency, Dr. Nixon fulfilled a clinical fellowship in medical oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a research fellowship in medicine at Huntington Laboratories within Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Nixon is a member of 15 professional groups, including: Senior Executive Service for the United States of America, Nutrition Oncology Research Cooperative Agreement, American Federation for Clinical Research, American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Nixon served in the U.S. Navy Reserve within the Medical Corps as a commander and captain, and as a scientific, medical and commanding officer. His leadership skills later translated into directorial roles for organizations such as the American Health Foundation Cancer Center and the American Health Foundation/Institute for Cancer Prevention in New York City. He has also taught and held administrative appointments at Emory, Medical University of South Carolina and with the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Nixon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology and National Board of Medical Examiners. In 2006 and 2007, the Consumer Research Council of America named Dr. Nixon to its list of America’s top physicians. It is just one of many awards Dr. Nixon has received, alongside numerous grants for research projects for which he acted as the principal investigator.

His clinical research, funded through federal and private grants, has included breast cancer prevention, prostate cancer, nutrition in cancer care, telemedicine and the role of prayer in cancer care. More recently, his interests have focused on translational research in chemoprevention, preventive proteomics and genomics, nutrition in disease prevention, and metronomic chemotherapy. He has presented his study findings at numerous conferences and his work is published in many medical journals including Cancer, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of Neurosurgery, Cancer Researchand Annals of Internal Medicine.

Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Nixon has published more than 70 abstracts, 27 book chapters and more than 100 articles. He also has given more than 100 lectures and presentations. He previously was editor-in-chief of Preventative Medicine and Cancer Prevention International and served on the editorial board for the Journal of Cancer Education.

At CTCA, Dr. Nixon brings several aspects of care to his patients, including nutrition, naturopathy, mind-body medicine, physical therapy and more. His survivorship program aims to improve both quality and duration of life for patients after treatment. Dr. Nixon helps patients set goals and develops recommendations regarding exercise, post-treatment symptom management and long-term management of anticancer therapies. “My overall goal with survivorship is to show patients how to return to a productive life after cancer treatment,” he says.

Dr. Nixon has two grown children living in Atlanta and Washington. In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding, walking and traveling with his wife. They also enjoy spending time with their Labradoodle.

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