Navneet Dhillon, MD
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
"I want my patients to have hope and live their lives to the fullest without putting cancer front and center in their daily lives."
- Navneet Dhillon, MD
- Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
Internship / Residency
- University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
- University of California at San Francisco Medical Center
- University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
- Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine
- Palliative Care and Hospice – American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care
Practicing Since: 2009
As a researcher and practitioner, Dr. Navneet Dhillon brings to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) a specialized focus in treating patients with breast cancer or melanoma. She has extensive experience in early phase clinical trials.
Dr. Dhillon joined CTCA in Newnan, Georgia, as a medical oncologist in February 2013.
Dr. Dhillon earned her medical degree at Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, India, in 1998. She ranked second in her class in surgery and fourth in her class in medicine in 1997. She then had her internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, between 2001 and 2004.
Dr. Dhillon had three additional fellowships from 2004 to 2009:
- Palliative and Symptom Control Fellowship in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (2004-2005)
- Drug Development Fellowship in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics at MD Anderson (2005-2007)
- Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center (2007-2009)
After finishing her education, Dr. Dhillon practiced as a hospitalist at Mount Zion Cancer Center in San Francisco, which is affiliated with the University of California at San Francisco. She then joined the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute (Emory University) as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Atlanta.
Dr. Dhillon is board certified in internal medicine, with a subspecialty in medical oncology. She is also board certified in palliative care and hospice. She is member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, including the Georgia chapter, and the American Society of Hematology.
Dr. Dhillon says she was drawn to CTCA because our model of care empowers patients and organizes clinicians in care teams to provide optimal care.
"I like the collaborative spirit in the organization and that clinicians across disciplines come together to work on behalf of each patient," she says.
Between 2005 and 2010, Dr. Dhillon published six articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Cancer and the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Four of the articles reported on results of clinical trials. She also has written a book chapter on the pharmacology of chemotherapeutic drugs for the sixth edition of Educational Review Manual in Medical Oncology.
In addition, Dr. Dhillon has written book chapters on obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics for the 1999, 2000 and 2002 editions of Underground Clinical Vignettes.
Dr. Dhillon has presented her research work in posters and abstracts at 20 annual meetings between 2000 and 2012. The meetings include the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005), the Breast Cancer Symposium (2009) and the American Association of Cancer Research (2007).
Dr. Dhillon likes to be on the cutting-edge of cancer care. For example, she uses genomic tumor assessment to tailor her treatment approach to the individual patient.
"I want my patients to have hope and live their lives to the fullest without putting cancer front and center in their daily lives,” she says. “I want their lives to be as functional and productive as is possible."
Dr. Dhillon is married and has a daughter. In her free time, Dr. Dhillon enjoys hiking and traveling.