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Daniel Boffa, MD

Professor of Surgery (Thoracic); Division Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Clinical Director, Center for Thoracic Cancers

Contact Information

Daniel Boffa, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Thoracic Surgery

    330 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



Daniel J. Boffa, MD, is a Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon. His international work includes traveling to Leuven, Belgium, for a presentation for the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology. He has written many papers and publications in his field and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research Award, and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery Resident Traveling Fellowship.

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Dr. Boffa specializes in esophageal and lung cancer, achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, esophageal diverticulum, and hyperhidrosis. As a highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Boffa performs the majority of his surgeries with minimally invasive procedures. Committed to increasing the survival rate of cancer patients, Dr. Boffa has focused his clinical research on the prevention of tumor metastasis and the early detection of lung cancer.

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Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Cleveland Clinic (2007)
  • Administrative Chief Resident
    Cleveland Clinic (2007)
  • Resident
    New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center (2004)
  • MD
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine2016
Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH2007
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research AwardCleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH2007
American Association of Thoracic Surgery Resident Traveling Fellowship American Association of Thoracic Surgery2006
Innovator AwardCleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH2006
High score ABTS In-training examinationCleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH2006
Hassan A. Naama Memorial Resident Teaching AwardNew York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY2003
Outstanding Graduate - Department of General SurgeryUniversity of Chicago, Chicago, IL1997
Alpha Omega Alpha1996
Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship Award1996
NIH Summer Research AwardNational Institutes of Health1993
Thomas Ahearn Outstanding Preprofessional Graduate1993
Alpha Sigma NuNational Jesuit Honor Society1993
Phi Lambda UpsilonHonorary Chemical Society1993
Freshman Chemistry Student of the Year1989

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