Kelly Manahan,MD, FACOG


Gynecologic Oncologist, CTCA Atlanta

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Kelly Manahan - Gynecologic Oncologist

CTCA provides collaborative, team-based care that prioritizes the patients.

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
  • Fellowship: Gynecologic Oncology - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Obstetrics & Gynecology – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gynecologic Oncology – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

“As an oncologist, my single, most important goal is stop the cancer,” says Dr. Kelly Manahan, Gynecologic Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). “At the same time, I am also intensely focused on helping patients maintain the best possible quality of life during and after treatment.”

After pre-med undergraduate studies at Grace College, Dr. Manahan completed her Doctor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her postgraduate training included a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Medical College of Ohio, where she was named Chief Resident in 1998, and a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Michigan. She also spent one year focused exclusively on gynecologic oncology research at the University of Louisville. She was awarded the prestigious Galloway Fellowship in Gynecology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and was named Outstanding Resident during her training.

Dr. Manahan has an extensive range of clinical experience and has held numerous prestigious professorships since completing her training. She was Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, as well as Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. She was a Clinical Instructor at Indiana University School of Medicine and later Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, where she also directed the Residency Program. Most recently she held the Rita T. Sheely Endowed Chair at that institution.

Alongside caring for patients and training new doctors, Dr. Manahan has remained dedicated to advancing the treatment of gynecologic malignancies through clinical trials. She has been a Principal Investigator with the federally funded Gynecologic Oncology Group since 2001, with a current roster of more than 15 clinical trials awarded. She has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications of original research and case studies, along with numerous review articles and book chapters. She has presented her research at national and international professional conferences.

Licensed to practice medicine by the States of Georgia and Ohio, Dr. Manahan is a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Dr. Manahan joined CTCA® Atlanta in August 2015. She provides surgery and chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancies. including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer and vaginal cancer. She is particularly interested in integrating molecular profiling of cancers into individualized care for each patient.

Married to fellow CTCA gynecologic oncologist Dr. John Geisler, Dr. Manahan enjoys spending time with her family, which also includes three grown children, along with their two dogs.