Alan M. YahandaMD, FACS
Dr. Alan Yahanda has more than 20 years of experience as a surgeon and virtually a lifetime desire to work in the field. Dr. Yahanda knew before the first grade that he wanted to be a surgeon and never wavered from that goal. Today, he is Chair of the Department of Surgery for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and Chief of Staff at CTCA Atlanta in Newnan, Georgia.
He joined CTCA in January 2014 after practicing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the University of Michigan Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Yahanda is board-certified in General Surgery with a specialty certification in Surgical Oncology. He is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons.
While Dr. Yahanda practices general surgical oncology, he has a particular interest in cancers of the pancreas, bile ducts and stomach. He initially planned to work in pediatric surgery but changed his mind during his residency when he spent time on the gastrointestinal surgical service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Yahanda earned his Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1985. He then completed his internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery between 1985 and 1991. During that time, he was the Robert Garrett Research Fellow in the hospital’s Division of Pediatric Surgery from 1988 and 1989. He also received surgical training in 1989 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, which is affiliated with Oxford University in the United Kingdom.