Paul Dainer

Associate Professor

Paul Dainer

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Hematology and Oncology


Dr. Dainer was appointed as Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1992. He is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and Jefferson Medical College. He completed his medicine residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and a clinical Fellowship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. During that time he was also a visiting fellow at The Scripps Research Institute and at Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. During his naval service, he also also served at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, Charleston Naval Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda Maryland. He has also held faculty positions at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, where he was the Acting Chief of Hematology/Oncology, and East Carolina University.

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  • MD, Medicine Thomas Jefferson University, 1972

  • BS, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies College of William & Mary, 1968


  • PHY GA Board of Medical Examiners, 1992

  • BLS AHA, 2014


  • ABIMH ABIMH, 1978

  • ABIM ABIM, 1975

Awards & Honors

  • Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee, 2022

  • Department of Medicine 2011-2012 Morning Report Award Medical College of Georgia, 2012

  • Faculty Senate Distinguished Faculty Award Georgia Health Sciences University, Medical College of Georgia , 2011

  • School of Medicine Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2010

  • School of Medicine Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PHAS 5227

    Hematology and Oncology
  • PHAS 5222

  • RHON 5000


Teaching Interests

Dr. Dainer has served as a clinical core lecturer for the pre-clinical curriculum for Hematology and Oncology.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Receptor Tyrosine Kinases in Human Platelets: A Review of Expression, Function and Inhibition in Relation to the Risk of Bleeding or Thrombocytopenia from Phase I through Phase III Trials, 2017
  • Treatment of Refractory Anemia with Ring Sideroblasts Associated with Marked Thrombocytosis with Lenalidomide in a Patient Testing Negative for 5q Deletion and JAK2 V617F and MPL W515K/L Mutations., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sunitinib: the antiangiogenic effects and beyond, 2016
  • Azacitidine as salvage therapy for acute myeloid leukemia in a severely ill patient, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Nondeletional α-Thalassemia (α2- IVS-1-116, A>G HBA2): An α2 gene point mutation detected in an african-american female for the first time, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Upon arriving at MCG, he initiated research affiliations with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and served as the Chairman of the Cancer Committee, Chairman of the MCG IRB Committee, the MCG Cancer Clinic Medical Director, and Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. He has participated in cooperative group and investigator initiated clinical oncology trials and has co-authored several articles dealing with original clinical trials, review articles and case reports. Currently, he serves as a member of the MCG C IRB Committee.

College Service

  • Student Oncology Interest Group 2021 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • College of Allied Health Physician Assistant Program 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Admissions Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Oncology Interest Group 2013 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Teaching attending for students rotating on inpatient Hematology / Oncology Service and Internal Medicine Service 2012 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor

Professional Service

  • Courtesy Staff, Augusta State Medical Prison 2014 - Present

  • Faculty Advisor for the Raft Debate, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University 2003 - Present

    Role: Task Force Chair
  • Physician Liaison, Smoking Cessation Program, Georgia Cancer Center 2013 - 2017