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Melissa Rasar Young, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Radiation Oncology Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in New Haven, Therapeutic Radiology; Chief, Head and Neck Radiotherapy Program, Therapeutic Radiology

Contact Information

Melissa Rasar Young, MD, PhD

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Therapeutic Radiology

    P. O. Box 208040

    New Haven, CT 06520-8040

    United States



Dr. Young completed her MD, PhD training as part of the medical scientist training program in Dallas, Texas at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in 2010. She then continued her training in Radiation Oncology at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital, and stayed on to join the faculty ranks in 2015. She specializes in Head and Neck and Gynecologic malignancies at the Smilow Cancer Hospital main campus, she also has a general Radiation Oncology practice in Trumbull, CT, where she also serves as the Gynecologic and Head and Neck cancer lead physician.  She serves as medical director of the New Haven Radiation Oncology center at Smilow Cancer hospital, and has additional clinical emphasis in treatment of skin cancer.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2015)
  • MD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2010)
  • PhD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2010)

Honors & Recognition

Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award2015

Departments & Organizations