Harriet Kluger, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Physician Biography


Dr. Kluger is a medical oncologist who sees patients with melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and breast cancer. Her research interests focus on developing new drugs and biomarkers predictive of response to these drugs in melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. She participates in a number of clinical trials studying new agents for the treatment of these diseases, both targeting the immune system and the cancer cell. She runs and active research laboratory that studies tumors and cells from patients treated with novel therapies.

Clinical Interests

  • Breast Diseases
  • Medical Oncology
  • Melanoma

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Melanoma Program | Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program

General Urology

Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (2002)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Melanoma, skin Phase I/II study to assess the safety and activity of enhanced TCR transduced autologous T cells against cancer-testis antigens in metastatic melanoma
Lung, Melanoma, skin A Phase 2 Study of MK-3475 in patients with metastatic melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer with untreated brain metastases
Melanoma, skin Stand Up To Cancer Consortium - Genomics-Enabled Medicine for Melanoma (G.E.M.M.): Using Molecularly-Guided Therapy for Patients with BRAF wild-type (BRAFwt) Metastatic Melanoma
Other Skin Phase II Study of MK-3475 in Patients with Advanced Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Kidney A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label Study of Nivolumab Combined with Ipilimumab Versus Sunitinib Monotherapy in Subjects with Previously Untreated, Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Contact Info

Harriet Kluger, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Medical OncologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 8th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Melanoma ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Medical OncologyWinchester Building
25 York Street, Ste 213

New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Yale Cancer CenterPO Box 208032
New Haven, CT 06520-8028