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Kerin Adelson, MD

Associate Professor; Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Smilow Cancer Hospital



Dr. Adelson is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer and the Chief Quality Officer for the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. Dr. Adelson graduated from Yale University School of Medicine, completed residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Columbia Presbyterian. She is actively involved in breast cancer clinical research and serves as an investigator on multiple clinical trials. In her Quality role, Dr. Adelson is focused on improving care coordination for all patients treated in the Smilow network, aligning care with national quality metrics, and developing models to enhance patient involvement in decisions about their cancer-care. Dr. Adelson sits on several national committees including the Southwest Oncology group Cancer Delivery Committee, the National Cancer Care Network Policy Committee and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Health Information Technology Committee.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2007)
  • Residency
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2003)
  • Internship
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2001)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2000)

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