Dr. Michael Atkins, MD

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Medstar Georgetown University 3800 Reservoir Rd NW Washington, DC 20007 Get Directions
Dr. Michael Atkins, MD
Michael Atkins, MD is Deputy Director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medical Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is an internationally recognized expert in the management of patients with high risk and metastatic melanoma. Dr. Atkins directs the Melanoma Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and leads the Melanoma Research Program within the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network, which has multiple active cutting edge clinical trials underway for patients with advanced melanoma. He is also a world expert in treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer having led the Kidney Cancer Program at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center from 2002–2012 and one of the leading authorities in cancer immunotherapy having been a founding member of the Cytokine Working Group and past President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. Dr. Atkins previously led the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Melanoma Research Program at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center, both in Boston. He edits the Melanoma Section for Uptodate and is Co-editor of the 5th Edition of the Cutaneous Melanoma textbook. Dr. Atkins is also the author and/or edits the melanoma, kidney cancer and immunotherapy chapters for Uptodate the CDROM based medical textbook. He serves on the Board of the Directors of the Melanoma Research Foundation, is a Member of the Nominating Committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is a past President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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Dr. Atkins is an expert in the fight against cancer through immunotherapy. He is caring and dedicated. I have complete confidence in his treatment of my Stage IV Melanoma. I highly recommend him. Stage IV Melanoma, currently No Evidence of Active Disease
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Michael Atkins, MD is Deputy Director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medical Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center.  He is an internationally recognized expert in the management of patients with high risk and metastatic melanoma. Dr. Atkins directs the Melanoma Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and leads the Melanoma Research Program within the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network, which has multiple active cutting edge clinical trials underway for patients with advanced melanoma. He is also a world expert in treatment of patients with advanced kidney cancer having led the Kidney Cancer Program at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center from 2002–2012 and one of the leading authorities in cancer immunotherapy having been a founding member of the Cytokine Working Group and past President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

Dr. Atkins previously led the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Melanoma Research Program at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center, both in Boston.

He edits the Melanoma Section for Uptodate and is Co-editor of the 5th Edition of the Cutaneous Melanoma textbook. Dr. Atkins is also the author and/or edits the melanoma, kidney cancer and immunotherapy chapters for Uptodate the CDROM based medical textbook. He serves on the Board of the Directors of the Melanoma Research Foundation, is a Member of the Nominating Committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is a past President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

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  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    New England Med Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    New England Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New England Med Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 1976

  • Other Education
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Medical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Cancer Treatment
  • Immunotherapy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Minimally Invasive Melanoma Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment