Munit Emlaelu, MD
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
"Being a doctor is a calling. The joy of medicine comes from the job itself, taking care of our patients in their time of need and when they are the most vulnerable."
- Munit Emlaelu
- American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine – Georgetown University at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Practicing Since: 2009
“There is a special type of care provided to patients here,” says Dr. Munit Emlaelu, Lead Hospitalist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Newnan, Georgia. “Making sure that my patients get the best care possible is what I enjoy most about my work.”
As Lead Hospitalist, Dr. Emlaelu oversees the care of all the inpatients at our Newnan hospital. She joined CTCA in September 2012.
“The holistic approach combined with the innovative and cutting-edge cancer care provided at CTCA is what makes it a unique and wonderful place to work,” says Dr. Emlaelu.
Dr. Emlaelu earned her medical degree in 2006 at American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. She has a degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Emlaelu completed an internal medicine residency through Georgetown University’s program at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Following her residency, Dr. Emlaelu served as a hospitalist at regional hospitals in Georgia from 2009 to 2011.
During her medical training, Dr. Emlaelu participated in a Bridge Research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She also did extensive volunteer work. From 1997 to 2005, she was an educator with the nonprofit organization Partners Against HIV/AIDS. From 2003 to 2006, she was a volunteer fundraiser for the Fistula Foundation, helping to fund clinics in rural Ethiopia for girls suffering from complications of genital surgery.
Dr. Emlaelu is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She holds a medical license from the State of Georgia.
Dr. Emlaelu gets great joy and satisfaction from volunteering in the community and making a difference in people’s lives. “I feel lucky and privileged to be doing what I do and to be able to help people in their hour of need,” she says.