Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Heffner obtained his medical degree from Wake Forest University and completed specialty training in internal medicine at Emory University and Baylor College of Medicine. He did his subspecialty training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at University of Miami and Emory University after which he was invited to joint the faculty at Emory. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Heffner has been active in clinical research in hematologic malignancies based on drug development protocols and cooperative group phase 2 and 3 protocols through the Southeastern Cancer Study Group and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group where he has been an active member of the Myeloma Committee. In the past few years this clinical research interest has extended to phase 1 trials, many as first-in-human type.
With this extensive clinical background, Dr. Heffner has helped to begin the clinical multiple myeloma program that has developed nationally through the efforts of clinical colleagues. Currently, he has a goal of developing a similar regional and national program for Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia and has just written a national ECOG-led intergroup protocol for macroglobulinemia and also is local principal investigator for several myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia studies.
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