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Anees B. Chagpar MD, MSc, MA, MPH, MBA, FRCS(C), FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology); Director, The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven; Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship; Assistant Director, Diversity and Health Equity at Yale Cancer Center

Biographical Info

Anees is the Director of The Breast Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, Program Director of the Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at Yale University, and Assistant Director for Diversity/Health Equity at Yale Cancer Center. Born and raised in Canada, she completed her BSc in Honors Biochemistry and MD with Honors in Research at the University of Alberta, and her general surgery residency training and MSc at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to complete the Susan G. Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and an MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville. After fellowship, she joined the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor of Surgery, rising rapidly through the ranks to Associate Professor with tenure and Academic Advisory Dean. She built the first nationally accredited Breast Center in Kentucky at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center prior to being recruited to Yale in September 2010 where she led the effort for Yale to become the first NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northeast to have a nationally accredited breast center. She is a busy breast surgical oncologist who participates in investigator-initiated and cooperative group clinical trials, as well as translational and clinical research. She enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty, and is passionate about leadership, having completed an MBA for Executives with a focus on Leadership in Healthcare at Yale’s School of Management in 2014.


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Education & Training

B.S.
University of Alberta (1992)
M.D.
University of Alberta (1996)
M.Sc.
University of Saskatchewan (2002)
M.P.H.
Harvard School of Public Health (2007)
M.A.
University of Louisville (2009)
M.B.A.
Yale University (2014)
General Surgery Residency
University of Saskatchewan, Surgery  (1996 - 2002)
Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Surgery  (2002 - 2003)
Board Certification
Surgery, Board Certified  (2004)

Honors & Recognition

  • Claude Organ MD, FACS Travelling Fellowship
    American College of Surgeons (2013)
  • Award for Excellence in Ethics and Leadership
    Yale Unviersity School of Management (2013)

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