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Kenneth I. Ataga, MBBS

Associate Professor, Director UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program

Department of Medicine
    Division of Hematology and Oncology

Cancer Services, Divisional Programs, Medical Hematology/Oncology
Medicine, Hematology/Oncology

Sickle cell disease, hemoglobinopathies, general hematology.
Clinical Appointment Phone:  919-966-0178
Work Phone:  919-966-0178
Fax:  919-966-6735
E-mail Address:
Assistant Name:  Ronda Hefner
Assistant Phone:  919-843-6616
Assistant Email:
Kenneth Ataga, MBBS

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology - Board Certified  (2002)
Internal Medicine - Board Certified  (1997; recertified 2008)
Internal Medicine, Hematology - Board Certified  (2001)

Education and Training
Medical School: MBBS, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, 1990
Internship: University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, 1991 - 1991
Area: Internal Medicine
Internship and Residency: State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, 1994 - 1997
Area: Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1997 - 2002
Area: Hematology/Oncology

Physician Referral:
You can request a physician referral by calling UNC HealthLink at (919) 966-7890,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.