Clemente Jose Britto-Leon, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Physician Biography

Dr. Britto received his medical degree from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Britto completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Yale, followed by a Fellowship in Adult Cystic Fibrosis sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. During his fellowship, Dr. Britto became involved in research focused on the pathogenesis of airway diseases in the laboratory of his mentor, Lauren Cohn, M.D.

Dr. Britto joined the faculty at Yale in 2013, where his clinical responsibilities include being a member of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and attending in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. These activities complement his research program focused on understanding the role of the airway epithelium in the development of airway diseases such as asthma and cystic fibrosis.

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine: CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment

Yale Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease AB of Internal Medicine (2010)

  • Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine) AB of Internal Medicine (2011)

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Contact Info

Clemente Jose Britto-Leon, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineFitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste Winchester Chest Clinic - 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicinePO Box 208057
New Haven, CT 06520-8057
Research Image 1

Immunofluorescence staining of untreated C57BL/6 tracheal epithelium shows that SPLUNC1 (Red) is highly expressed by airway epithelial cells. Cytokeratin (Green) has been used to stain airway epithelial cells. (All rights reserved,