Daniel W. Nixon, MD – Medical Oncologist
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Medical College of Georgia, Augusta
Internship / Residency
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta
Clinical Fellow, Medical Oncology - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Research Fellow, Medicine - Huntington Laboratories, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
"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."
Dr. Daniel Nixon
Dr. Daniel Nixon, a board-certified medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center, 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.”
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 would later translate 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. Immediately before joining CTCA, Dr. Nixon served as a consulting staff member at a hospital in South Carolina.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology and National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Nixon is interested in translational research in chemoprevention, preventative proteomics/ genomics, nutritional mechanisms in cancer cause and novel treatments in solid tumors.
In 2006 and 2007, the Consumer Research Council of America named Dr. Nixon to their list of America’s top physicians. This is just one of many awards won Dr. Nixon has received, alongside numerous grants for research projects in which he acted as the principal investigator.
Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Nixon has published over 70 abstracts, 27 book chapters, over 100 articles and also delivered over 100 lectures and presentations. He previously acted as editor-in-chief of Preventative Medicine and Cancer Prevention International, and served on the editorial board for the Journal of Cancer Education.
Dr. Nixon has two grown children living in Atlanta and Washington. In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding, walking and traveling around the Southwest with his wife. They also enjoy spending time with their Labradoodle.
Other Medical Oncologists at Western
- Joel L. Granick, MD
- Vivek Khemka, MD
- Madappa N. Kundranda, MD, PhD
- Jiaxin (Jason) Niu, MD, PhD
- Walter Quan, MD
Chief of Medical Oncology
- Ashish Sangal, MD
- Richard A. Shildt, MD
- Glen J. Weiss, MD
Director of Clinical Research