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July 25, 2002


Casilda Balmaceda Joins Winship Faculty

Jonathon Simons, MD, Director of The Winship Cancer Institute (WCI) at Emory University, has announced the appointment of Casilda Balmaceda, MD, as Head of Neuro-Oncology.

Dr. Balmaceda joins WCI and Emory from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, where she was appointed as a neurologist for the Center for Oral, Facial and Head Pain. Dr. Balmaceda also served as an assistant attending neurologist for the Medical Center and an assistant professor of neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians. In addition to being an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, she serves as an investigator in several clinical trials.

Dr. Balmaceda earned her doctoral degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her postdoctoral training includes a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Balmaceda is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

"Dr. Balmaceda's commitment to join Winship Cancer Institute further illustrates our goal to bring the top cancer physicians and researchers to our center to help find a cure for cancer," said Dr. Simons.

Dr. Balmaceda has authored or co-authored and presented more than 75 journal articles, book chapters, abstracts and professional presentations. She currently sits on the editorial board of Hyper Text Neurological Knowledge Base and is a periodic reviewer of Epilepsia, Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

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