Wendell Gray Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology; Section Chief, Otolaryngology; Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program; Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Research Interests

DNA Damage; Head and Neck Neoplasms; NF-kappa B; Tumor Suppressor Proteins; Human Papillomavirus DNA Tests; Diseases

Research Organizations

Surgery: Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Cancer Program


Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Faculty Research


Virology laboratories

Research Summary

Identification of tumor suppressors in head and neck cancers; Understanding of tumor growth; Association between viruses and the development of cancer, particularly the link between the human papillomavirus and head and neck cancers.

Specialized Terms: Head and neck oncology; Salivary oncology; Mouse modeling of human cancer; Human-in-mouse cancer models; Tumor suppressor activity; Molecular defects in cancer; NF-kappa B; NF-kB; Signaling; DNA damage; Human papilloma virus; HPV

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Wendell Gray Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS
Patient Care Location
Head & Neck Cancer ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

Curriculum Vitae

Yarbrough Laboratory for Head and Neck Oncology