Dr. Karen Winkfield is a radiation oncologist at Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance in Nashville, TN. She specializes in the treatment of cancers involving blood cells, including lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma. She also treats patients who need radiation therapy as part of their treatment for breast cancer.
Dr. Winkfield graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. She was later accepted into the Medical Scientist Training Program at Duke University, where she earned two degrees – an MD and a PhD.
After training in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Winkfield began her radiation practice at an academic center in Massachusetts and was promoted to Assistant Professor after a few years of practice. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Winkfield conducts research and performs community outreach to identify and overcome factors that contribute to disparities in cancer outcomes.