Meet the Research Team
Dr. Mansoor Saleh
Mansoor Saleh, MD is Director of Clinical Research and is the Principal Investigator of all clinical trials conducted at GCS. He is also Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has more than 25 years of experience in the conduct of clinical trials and has an extensive publication record in both laboratory and clinical investigation. Dr. Saleh is based out of our Northside clinic.
“I’m passionate about clinical research because there is no question that clinical trials represent an investment not only in one’s own health but also an investment in improving the lives of those who will come after us, including our own loved ones in the future.”
Dr. Simbo Aduloju
Simbo Aduloju, MD works with the research program from the Stemmer office in Decatur. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and has been awarded the Zemansky Introduction to Physics Prize, the Minority Access to Research Career Scholarship, and the Edward Stein Full Tuition Scholarship Award.
“I’m involved in GCS’s research program because it creates treatment opportunities to community oncology patients and allows them to experience a broad range of treatment options in this era of targeted therapy.”
Dr. Aaron Alizadeh
Aaron Alizadeh, MD is the lead sub-investigator at our Stemmer office. During Fellowship, Dr. Alizadeh worked in Dr. Mamoru Shoji's lab evaluating drug conjugation with tissue factor expressing tumor cells. Before relocating to Atlanta, he worked as a faculty member for the William Beaumont Hospital Medical Oncology Fellowship Program and participated in clinical trial work with Beaumont's NCI designated Community Clinical Oncology Program. Dr. Alizadeh is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.
“As an oncologist, I believe I have a responsibility to contribute towards research. So much of today’s treatment benefits that are offered to our patients stand on the shoulders of prior research endeavors. Georgia Cancer Specialists consistently offers our patients cutting-edge clinical trials. These trials ultimately serve our patients by offering them new treatment opportunities which they otherwise might not have access to.”
Dr. Rodolfo Bordoni
Rodolfo Bordoni, MD is the lead sub-investigator at our Kennestone office. Dr. Bordoni serves as the Chairman of the Research and Therapeutics Committee and is co-principal investigator of the annual Lung Cancer Symposium. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Georgia Lung Cancer Working Group of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education.
“Doing research, to me, is contributing to society as a whole, and participating in research makes me feel like I am contributing to move the whole forward. I enjoy being a part of the force and energy that comes from research and innovation.”
Dr. Cheryl Jones
Cheryl Jones, MD is the lead sub-investigator at our Macon office. She is committed to delivering clinical research opportunities to patients in their communities. She serves as the GCS site principal investigator in Macon and is an active participant in the GCS Research and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Jones also served as president of the Bibb County Medical Society in 2004. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Medical Association of Georgia, the Middle Georgia Educational Foundation, the Middle Georgia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Cancer Society in Dougherty and Bibb Counties, and the State of Georgia.
“It is important to offer these latest advances and opportunities to our patients. Not only do our patients and their families benefit from the availability of the cutting-edge research we offer at GCS, but everyone whose life may one day be touched by a cancer diagnosis benefits, too.”
Dr. Richard Loyd
Richard Loyd, DO is the lead sub-investigator at our Athens office. Dr. Loyd is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and actively serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA). He is also on the adjunct faculty of the Mercer University School of Pharmacy.
“My parents taught me at an early age the virtue of service. Medicine provides the greatest opportunity to serve mankind. I have found that the richest blessings of life are recognized as we serve our fellow men.”