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Richard L Edelson MD

Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor of Dermatology; Chair and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine

Biographical Info

Richard Edelson holds a B.A. from Hamilton College in New York and an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine. Before coming to Yale in 1986, he was head of the Immunobiology Group in Columbia University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate director of that institution’s General Clinical Research Center. While on the Yale faculty, he has served continuously as chairman of the department of dermatology and, at various times, as director of the cancer center, deputy dean for clinical affairs, director of the Cancer Center’s Lymphoma Research Program, and a member of both the Yale-New Haven Hospital Board of Trustees and the Yale Medical Group Board of Governors. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and an honorary member of several international medical associations.


International Activity

  • Cancer Immunization
    China(2008)
    Dr. Richard Edelson is working with colleagues at Shanghai University to develop selective immunization against immunogenic cancers.
  • Immunization Against Immunogenic Cancers
    Israel(2008)
    International Health Yale School of Medicine work in selective immunization against immunogenic cancers
  • Immunization Against Immunogenic Cancers
    United Kingdom(2008)
    Professor Edelson conducts collaborative work with colleagues from King's College, London, on selective immunization against immunogenic cancers.
  • Immunogenic Cancers
    Switzerland(2008)
    International Health Yale School of Medicine work in selective immunization against immunogenic cancers.
  • Immunogenic Cancers
    France(2008)
    Professor Edelson conducts collaborative work with French researchers at the Hospital St. Louis in France on selective immunization against immunogenic cancers.
  • Immunogenic Cancers
    Germany(2008)
    Professor Casten conducted collaborative work with researchers at the University of Munich on selective immunization against immunogenic cancers

Education & Training

M.D.
Yale University (1970)
Intern
University of Chicago, Internal Medicine (1970 - 1971)
Resident
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Dermatology (1971 - 1972)
Senior Resident
Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Dermatology (1975 - 1976)
Fellow
National Institute of Health, Immunology
Board Certification
Dermatology, Board Certified  (1977)

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