Godfrey Joins Duke Cancer Center OTC

June 6, 2016
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Emily Godfrey, PA-C, recently joined the Oncology Treatment Center at Duke. In her new role she will oversee the care of patients experiencing complications resulting from cancer and cancer therapies, such as nausea, febrile neutropenia, pain, fatigue, depression and hypersensitivity reactions.

“Emily will be in the OTC to assess, treat acute issues and will be available to collaborate with the patient’s team on dealing with other patient needs,” said Mary Ann Plambeck, MSN, RN, OCN, clinical operations director. “In July Emily will have an independent clinic where she will be performing procedures and available to see patients with urgent issues so we can avoid sending them to the emergency room.”

Previously, Godfrey was affiliated the Department of Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina Health System at Chapel Hill where, among her other duties, she provided care for acutely ill and medically complex leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients.

Godfrey received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of North Carolina in May 2010. She received her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies at Elon University in March 2015. She holds certifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).