Dr. John Barrett is currently the interim chair for the Medical College of Georgia's
Department of Radiation Oncology. Known as a strong advocate for his patients and concerned with not only providing
the best of care, but communicating effectively with patients and their families.
Dr. Barrett is an enthusiastic proponent of an interdisciplinary approach to cancer
care. He makes it a point to communicate effectively with the Georgia Cancer Center
treatment team. He received his medical degree and PhD from University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC in 1985. He then completed his PhD and completed his residency at the
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. Prior to that, he completed internal medicine
residency at McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL and started
as a hematology/oncology fellow for a year and then shifted to radiation oncology.
Dr. Barrett has participated in translational and cooperative group trials.
Dr. Al-Basheer acquired his Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University
of Florida in 2004, where he also obtained his PhD in Nuclear Engineering in 2008.
He completed his certification in the Therapeutic Radiological Physics program of
the American Board of Radiology (2011) and as an Authorized Medical Physicist from
the State of Georgia, Georgia Department of Natural Resources (2016). Currently,
he is an Associate Professor in the Medical College of Georgia, as well as in the
College of Allied Health Sciences. His most recent publication is Radio-Immunotherapy
Using the Ido-Inhibitor Indoximod in Combination with Re-Irradiation for Children
with Progressive Brain Tumors in the Phase 1 Setting: An Updated Report of Safety
Dr. Ferguson received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where
she also completed her residency and a fellowship in radiation therapy. She participates
in many group clinical trials and her clinical interests encompass gynecological,
breast and gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Huh received his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. He
obtained a certificate in the Therapeutic Radiological Physics program from the American
Board of Radiology in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Medical
College of Georgia and works within the Georgia Cancer Center Radiation Therapy facility.
Dr. Mivechi's primary focus of research in her laboratory, over the past two decades,
has been to investigate the regulation and function of mammalian heat shock transcription
factors (HSFs) (HSF1, HSF2, HSF4) in the cellular stress response. A second, more
recent focus has been to study the cellular processes via which organelle-specific
molecular chaperones (cytosolic, mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum-resident
heat shock proteins) mediate the host response to environmental stressors and the
role of these processes in human diseases including cancer.