Joseph Piepmeier, MD, FAANS

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery; Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Neurosurgery; Chief, Brain Tumor Surgery

Departments & Organizations

Neurosurgery: Brain Tumor Surgery | Gamma Knife Center | Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Brain Tumor Program

Yale Cancer Center: Brain Tumor Program | Developmental Therapeutics

Yale Medicine


Dr. Joseph M. Piepmeier serves as the Chief of the Section of Surgical Neuro-oncology and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurosurgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training in neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine and joined the neurosurgery faculty in 1982. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. The primary focus of Dr. Piepmeier's clinical and laboratory work is neuro-oncology.

Education & Training

MD University of Tennessee (1975)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellow Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (1984)

Honors & Recognition

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)

  • Altman Memorial LectureU Penn (2008)

  • PresidentNeurosurgical Society of America (2007, 2008)

  • Bittner Award Lecture AANS (2007)

  • PresidentConnecticut Neurosurgical Society (2005)

  • Honorary Master of Arts Yale University

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Professional Service

  • AANS (2009 - Present) Emerging Technology Committee

  • B*CURED Foundation (2008 - Present) Medical Advisory Board

  • YNHH (2007 - 2010) Smilow Cancer Hospital Campaign

  • Goldhirsch Foundation (2002 - 2005) Scientific review committee

  • YSM (2002 - 2005) Senior appointments and promotions Committee

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Contact Info

Joseph Piepmeier, MD, FAANS
Patient Care Location
Yale Brain Tumor ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 8th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
NeurosurgeryPO Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520-8082

Curriculum Vitae