Oncology Faculty

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Ronald Salem, MD, FACS, FRSC (Ed), FRCS(C), MBChB

Section Chief

Lapman Professor of Surgery (Oncology) and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Section Chief, Surgical Oncology

Biography

Ronald R. Salem, MD earned his medical degree from University of Rhodesia and is a Board Certified Surgeon. Passionate about improving the lives of patients with cancer, he is committed to advancing medical and surgical treatment and integrating the latest techniques and minimally invasive surgery in his clinical practice. He is one of the few surgeons in Connecticut with a high volume practice performing the Whipple procedure. Dr. Salem specializes in malignant and pre-malignant diseases of...

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Charles Cha, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology and Gastrointestinal)

Biography

Charles H. Cha, MD, FACS earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and is a Board Certified Surgeon. He completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. He is dedicated to advancing surgical techniques for removing tumors and advancing medical knowledge about tumor growth. In his practice, he continually integrates the latest in minimally invasive techniques and surgical technology to provide better outcomes for his patients. Dr. Cha...

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

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Director, The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship

Assistant Director, Global Oncology, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center

Biography

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, the Program Director of the Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at Yale University, and the Assistant Director for Global Oncology at Yale Comprehensive 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...

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Dale Han, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Biography

Dale Han, MD earned his undergraduate and medical degrees through the Scholars for Medicine combined medical program at SUNY at Stony Brook. He completed his general surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Board Certified surgeon. He subsequently completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Han also completed post-doctoral research fellowships in surgical oncology at the Hospital of the University of...

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Nina Horowitz, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Biography

Dr. Horowitz graduated from Columbia University and did her General Surgery residency at Yale University. One of the first women in her residency class, she went on to build and sustain a thriving practice in New Haven and joined the faculty at Yale in 2010 where she has focused solely on breast cancer. She has over 25 years of experience in surgery and is one of the most respected surgeons in the region.

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Sajid Khan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Biography

Sajid A. Khan, MD earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed general surgery training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore in the Bronx, NY. He also completed research and clinical fellowships in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and The University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He is Board Certified in...

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Brigid Killelea, MD, MPH, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Biography

Dr. Killelea earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University prior to graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She proceeded to do her General Surgery Residency at New York City’s St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center followed by a dual fellowship in breast surgical oncology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt / Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. Since agreeing to join the Yale faculty in 2009, her partnership with prominent domestic / international peers has...

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Donald Lannin, MD

Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Biography

Dr. Lannin graduated from the University of Minnesota where he also completed his General Surgery residency and went on to do a fellowship in oncology funded by the National Institutes of Health. He rose through the ranks to Professor of Surgery at East Carolina University and joined the faculty at Yale in 2002. With nearly 30 years of experience in surgery, he has been instrumental in building The Breast Center -- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, serving as its Executive Director from...

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William Nealon, MD

Biography

William H. Nealon, MD, has been named clinical chief and executive director of Perioperative Services, YNHH, effective April 1. In this new role, he will provide clinical leadership for perioperative operations at the York Street and Saint Raphael campuses and Temple Surgical Center. Dr. Nealon is currently vice chairman of the Department of Surgery and associate surgeon-in-chief at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, where he has served as executive medical director of...

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