Richard L Edelson MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical GroupCancer Center, Yale: Hematology Program; Cancer ImmunologyHTIDermatology: General Dermatology: Yale Dermatology Associates, Transimmunization; Skin Diseases Research Center, YaleImmunology and Immunotherapy


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.


  • M.D., Yale University , 1970

Selected Publication

  • Kuo PH, McClennan BL, Carlson K, Wilson LD, Edelson RL, Heald PW, Girardi M. FDGPET/ CT in the Evaluation of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Mol Imaging Biol 10.1007/s11307- 007-1027-y. 2007.