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Anees Chagpar

MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C)
Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Appointments

Biography

Anees is a full Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. 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 training and MSc at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to complete the Susan G. Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and an MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville. After fellowship, she joined the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor of Surgery, rising rapidly through the ranks to Associate Professor with tenure and Academic Advisory Dean. She built the first nationally accredited Breast Center in Kentucky at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center prior to being recruited to Yale in September 2010 where she led the effort for Yale to become the first NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northeast to have a nationally accredited breast center. She participates in investigator-initiated and cooperative group clinical trials, as well as translational and clinical research. Her most recent ground-breaking work was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. She enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty, and is the Breast Surgery Section Editor for UpToDate, a commonly used resource. She is passionate about global health and leadership in academic medicine, having most recently completed an MBA for Executives with a focus on Leadership in Healthcare at Yale’s School of Management.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale University (2014)
  • MA
    University of Louisville (2009)
  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (2007)
  • MSc
    University of Saskatchewan (2002)
  • MD
    University of Alberta (1996)
  • BS
    University of Alberta, Biochemistry (1992)
  • Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship
    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • General Surgery Residency
    University of Saskatchewan
  • Board Certification
    AB of Surgery, Surgery, General (2004, recertified: 2012)

Activities

  • American Association of Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women in Medicine Seminar
    New Orleans, United States 2019
    "Negotiation 101: How to Grow the Pie and Get Your Fair Share"
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Manila, Philippines 2019
    Sessions on "DCIS and Early Breast Cancer", "Locally Advanced Breast Cancer", "Metastatic Breast Cancer and Palliative Care", and "Special Situations: Young, Elderly, Pregnant and Genetic Counseling"
  • Society of Teachers and Family Medicine Building Better Clinical Learning Experiences Learning Collaborative
    Kansas City, United States 2019
  • DHR Health Annual Oncology Symposium
    Edinburg, United States 2019
  • DHR Health Annual Oncology Symposium
    Edinburg, United States 2019
  • Sister Caritas Cancer Center/Mercy Medical Center
    Springfield, United States 2019
  • Greenwich Hospital Breast Center Educational Day
    Greenwich, United States 2019
    "Breast Cancer Disparities"
  • Women's Medical Association of Fairfield County
    Fairfield, United States 2019
  • University of Toronto Annual Update in General Surgery
    Toronto, Canada 2019
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2019
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2019
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2019
  • Johns Hopkins Junior Faculty Leadership Development Course
    Baltimore, United States 2019
    "Negotiation Skills"
  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Medical Community
    Edinburg, United States 2019
  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Medical Community
    Edinburg, United States 2019
  • Yale Breast Clinical Series
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women in Medicine Seminar
    Atlanta, United States 2018
    "Negotiation 101: How to Grow the Pie and Get Your Fair Share"
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Manila, Philippines 2018
    Train the Trainer Workshop
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Manila, Philippines 2018
    Oncoplastic Workshop, "Immediate reconstruction post-mastectomy"
  • CME Symposium on Breast Cancer
    Hartford, United States 2018
  • American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
    Boston, United States 2018
  • Global Oncology
    Karachi, Pakistan 2018
  • Global Oncology
    Karachi, Pakistan 2018
    "Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients"
  • McEwen Visiting Professor Lectureship
    Wichita, United States 2018
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting
    Orlando, United States 2018
  • Association for Women Surgeons Yale Student Chapter Workshop
    New Haven, United States 2018
  • Getting Hired Panel
    Chicago, United States 2018
  • AAMC National Profession Development Conference for Institutional Advancement
    Seattle, United States 2018
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2018
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2018
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2018
  • Aga Khan University Breast Center
    Karachi, Pakistan 2018
    Partnering with the Aga Khan University (Karachi) to help them in developing their clinical multidisciplinary breast center, fostering research and aiding in their educational efforts.
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women in Medicine Seminar
    Scottsdale, United States 2017
    "Negotiation 101: How to Grow the Pie and Get Your Fair Share"
  • Yale Seminars in Research
    New Haven, United States 2017
    "How to Write and Run a Clinical Trial"
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Control in Primary Care course
    Thimphu, Bhutan 2017
    "Breast Cancer Early Detection" "Cancer Genetics and Family History" "Cancer Prevention 1: role playing on communication of behavior and cancer risk"
  • Breast Cancer National and International Disparities Course
    San Diego, United States 2017
  • 20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
    Porto de Galinhas, Brazil 2017
  • 20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
    Porto de Galinhas, Brazil 2017
  • 20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
    Porto de Galinhas, Brazil 2017
  • 20th Brazilian Congress of Mastology
    Porto de Galinhas, Brazil 2017
  • Challenges in the management of breast and Thoracic Malignancies
    Seattle, United States 2017
  • 10th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium
    Peoria, United States 2017
  • Harridge Lecture
    Chicago, United States 2017
  • Yale School of Medicine Admissions Second Look Weekend
    New Haven, United States 2017
  • AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement
    Fajardo, Puerto Rico 2017
  • Great Debates: Society of Surgical Oncology
    Seattle, United States 2017
    "Radiation Therapy Following Resection of DCIS of the Breast is Essential (Pro)"
  • National Consortium of Breast Centers Annual Meeting
    Las Vegas, United States 2017
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2017
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2017
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2017
  • Association of Women Surgeons' Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Award Lecture
    Columbus, United States 2017
  • Boston University/Boston Medical Center
    Boston, United States 2017
  • Visiting Professor Grand Rounds
    Salt Lake City, United States 2017
  • AAMC Mid-Career Women in Medicine Symposium
    Austin, United States 2016
  • Inaugural Nonie Lowry Lectureship
    Coronado, United States 2016
  • Valley Hospital Blumenthal Cancer Center
    Ridgewood, United States 2016
  • Japanese Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Congress
    Yokohama, Japan 2016
  • Carol Baldwin Surgical Lectureship at Surgery Grand Rounds
    Syracuse, United States 2016
  • North York General Hospital Lecture
    Toronto, Canada 2016
  • Department of Surgery festschrift
    Saskatoon, Canada 2016
  • University of Alberta Lecture
    Edmonton, Canada 2016
  • Trinidad and Tobago Surgical Skills Workshop
    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2016
  • 8th National Conference on Next Generation Comprehensive Breast Centers of Excellence
    Jacksonville, United States 2016
  • Goiania Breast Cancer Symposium
    Goiânia, Brazil 2016
  • Goiania Breast Cancer Symposium
    Goiânia, Brazil 2016
  • Goiania Breast Cancer Symposium
    Goiânia, Brazil 2016
  • Global Breast Cancer Conference
    Jeju-si, South Korea 2016
  • "A Modern Tea"
    New Haven, United States 2016
    “Breast Health: Healthy Living Pre & Post Cancer”
  • "A Modern Tea"
    New Haven, United States 2016
    10th Anniversary Community Health Network Foundation
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting
    Dallas, United States 2016
  • National Consortium of Breast Centers/American Society of Breast Diseases
    Las Vegas, United States 2016
  • National Consortium of Breast Centers/American Society of Breast Diseases
    Las Vegas, United States 2016
  • National Consortium of Breast Centers/American Society of Breast Diseases
    Las Vegas, United States 2016
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2016
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2016
  • Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2016
  • Yale Medical School Surgery Grand Rounds
    New Haven, United States 2016
  • Waterbury Hospital Grand Rounds
    Waterbury, United States 2015
    "Managing Margins: data from the SHAVE trial"
  • NCI's Cancer Research in the Media in India
    Mumbai, India 2015
  • NCI Cancer Research in the Media Workshop
    New Delhi, India 2015
  • NCI Cancer Research in the Media in India
    Mumbai, India 2015
  • Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board Meeting
    Orange, United States 2015
    "An Update"
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer Annual Fall Conference
    Denver, United States 2015
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Zimbabwe 2015
    "Management of the axilla in breast cancer"
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Zimbabwe 2015
    "Current trends in surgical management of breast cancer"
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Zimbabwe 2015
    "How to lead and facilitate small group discussions"
  • ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course
    Harare, Zimbabwe 2015
    "How to make an effective presentation and give feedback"
  • 14th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer
    Huntington Beach, United States 2015
  • Therapeutic Radiology Grand Rounds
    New Haven, United States 2015
    "Margins and Money"
  • Yale Cancer Center Evening Oncology Series
    New Haven, United States 2015
    "Who needs axillary dissection after positive sentinel node biopsy?"
  • National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and the Public Affairs Network Conference
    New Haven, United States 2015
  • Georgia Regents University
    Augusta, United States 2015
  • Connecticut Association of Surgical Technologists Assembly
    New Haven, United States 2015
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute
    Santa Monica, United States 2015
  • Research in Progress Lectures
    New Haven, United States 2015
    "How are we doing? Progress in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment"
  • Yale Cancer Center Breast Medical Oncology Research Retreat
    New Haven, United States 2015
  • 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare
    Orlando, United States 2014
  • 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare
    Orlando, United States 2014
  • 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare
    Orlando, United States 2014
  • 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare- Panel Member
    Orlando, United States 2014
  • Case Management Discussion
    Atlanta, United States 2013
  • 11th Annual School of Breast Oncology
    Atlanta, United States 2013
  • Visiting Professor
    Houston, United States 2013
  • Case Presentation Discussant
    Helsinki, Finland 2013
  • Breast Oncology Seminar Series Visiting Professor
    Boston, United States 2013
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Breast Rounds Conference Visiting Professor
    Boston, United States 2013
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress
    Santa Barbara, United States 2013
  • 30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2013
  • 30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2013
  • 30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2013
  • 30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Symposium
    Miami, United States 2013
  • 18th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease
    Amelia City, United States 2013
  • University College London Cancer Center Retreat
    London, United Kingdom 2012
  • American Society of Breast Diseases
    Washington, United States 2011
  • Edgar J. Poth Memorial Lecture
    Honolulu, United States 2011
  • University of Acibadem, Istandbul, Turkey
    İstanbul, Turkey 2011
  • University of Acibadem, Istanbul, Turkey
    İstanbul, Turkey 2011
  • University of Acibadem, Istanbul, Turkey
    İstanbul, Turkey 2011
  • University of Acıbadem, Istanbul, Turkey
    İstanbul, Turkey 2011

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of WomenAmerican Medical Association, Women Physicians Section, AMA Foundation2020
Distinguished Research AwardClinical Research Forum2016
Yale Cancer Center Clinical Research AwardYale Cancer Center2015
Public Voices Thought Leadership FellowshipWomen Faculty Forum2015
Oral Presentation PrizeBreast Surgery International2015
Horace W. Goldsmith AwardYale University Teaching and Learning Center2015
Class MarshalYale University School of Management2014
Claude Organ MD, FACS Travelling FellowshipAmerican College of Surgeons2013
Award for Excellence in Ethics and LeadershipYale University School of Management2013

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