Michael P DiGiovanna, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Physician Biography

Dr. DiGiovanna is a native of Long Island, NY, who graduated from Cornell University in 1984 with a B.A. and a double major in the fields of biochemistry and music. He attended Yale University from 1984 through 1990 where he was earned the MD and PhD degrees, with his PhD in Pharmacology. He continued his post-graduate training at Yale, performing internship and residency in Internal Medicine, a research post-doctoral fellowship, and a clinical fellowship in Medical Oncology. He is currently an attending physician in Medical Oncology and Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Pharmacology at Yale University. His clinical specialty is breast cancer and he conducts both clinical and laboratory-based research. His translational laboratory research is focused on signal transduction in breast cancer. He also has a leadership role in education at the Yale School of Medicine, including current roles as Director of Pharmacology Curriculum and Director of Modules (clinical pathophysiology courses).

Clinical Interests

  • Medical Oncology

Patient Care

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

Patient Care Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Cancer Center: Breast Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (1997)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast - Female, Breast - Male A Phase I/II Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Clinical Activity of Radioiodide (131I-) as a Novel Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer that Overexpresses Functional Na/I Symporter
Breast - Female Randomized Phase III Trial Evaluating the Role of Weight Loss in Adjuvant Treatment of Overweight and Obese Women With Early Breast Cancer
Breast - Female A Phase II Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Radium-223 Dichloride Versus Placebo When Administered to Metastatic HER2 Negative Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Subjects With Bone Metastases Treated With Hormonal Treatment Background Therapy
Breast - Female A Phase II Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Radium-223 Dichloride in Combination With Exemestane and Everolimus Versus Placebo in Combination With Exemestane and Everolimus When Administered to Metastatic HER2 Negative Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Subjects With Bone Metastases
Breast - Female, Breast - Male A Randomized Phase III Trial of Adjuvant Therapy Comparing Doxorubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel With or Without Carboplatin for Node-Positive or High-Risk Node-Negative Triple-Negative Invasive Breast Cancer
Breast - Female A Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study of Atezolizumab (MPDL3280A) (Anti-PD-L1 Antibody) in Combination With Nab Paclitaxel Compared With Placebo With Nab Paclitaxel for Patients With Previously Untreated Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Breast - Female, Breast - Male Olaparib as Adjuvant Treatment in Patients With Germline BRCA Mutated High Risk HER2 Negative Primary Breast Cancer (OlympiA)
Breast - Female, Breast - Male MM-302 Plus Trastuzumab vs. Chemotherapy of Physician's Choice Plus Trastuzumab in HER2-Positive Locally Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients (HERMIONE)
Breast - Female, Breast - Male Orteronel as Monotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) That Expresses the Androgen Receptor (AR)
Breast - Female A Safety Study of SGN-LIV1A in Breast Cancer Patients
Breast - Female, Breast - Male S1207 Hormone Therapy With or Without Everolimus in Treating Patients With Breast Cancer (e3)
Breast - Female, Breast - Male Cisplatin vs. Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide in BrCa
Breast - Female, Breast - Male A Dose Escalation Study Evaluating the Safety and Tolerability of GDC-0032 in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) and in Combination With Endocrine Therapy in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer

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Contact Info

Michael P DiGiovanna, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Cancer CenterYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste NP - 1

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208032
300 George Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8032