Melissa Young, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center

Physician Biography

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. While she specializes in Breast 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 with additional emphasis on breast cancer, lymphoma, GI, and lung cancer treatment.

Clinical Interests

  • Radiation Oncology

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Geriatric
Referrals: Not Applicable

Patient Care Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Breast Cancer Radiotherapy | Gynecologic Radiotherapy

Yale Cancer Center: Breast Center | Head and Neck Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Prostate Randomized Phase II Study of Salvage XRT + ADT +/- Abiraterone Acetate and Apalutamide (ARN-509) for Rising PSA After Radical Prostatectomy With Adverse Features.(FORMULA-509 Trial)
Breast - Female Study of Radiation Fractionation on Patient Outcomes After Breast REConstruction (FABREC) for Invasive Breast Carcinoma
Esophagus, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Radiotherapy With Concurrent MEDI4736 (Durvalumab) vs. Radiotherapy With Concurrent Cetuximab in Patients With Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer With a Contraindication to Cisplatin
Breast - Female, Breast TAILOR RT: A Randomized Trial of Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low Risk Node Positive Breast Cancer
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx A Phase I Study of M6620 (VX-970) in Combination With Cisplatin and XRT in Patients With Locally Advanced HPV (-) Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC; SDC 10060121)
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Phase II Randomized Trial of Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery and Post-Operative Radiation Versus Surgery and Post-Operative Radiation for Organ Preservation of T3 and T4a Nasal and Paranasal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma (NPNSCC)
Prostate Phase III IGRT and SBRT vs IGRT and Hypofractionated IMRT for Localized Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer
Other Skin A Phase 2, Open-Label, Single Arm Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Pembrolizumab in Participants With Recurrent or Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (R/M cSCC)
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Single-Arm Phase II Trial of Dual Inhibition of EGFR With Afatinib and Cetuximab With Correlative Studies in the Second-Line Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancers of the Head and Neck
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Phase II Randomized Trial of Adjuvant Radiotherapy With or Without Cisplatin for p53 Mutated, Surgically Resected Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Window Trial 5-aza in HNSCC, T-tare

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Contact Info

Melissa Young, MD, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Therapeutic RadiologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Therapeutic RadiologyTrumbull Radiation Oncology Center
5520 Park Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611
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Office Location
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste LL 519

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Therapeutic RadiologyP. O. Box 208040
New Haven, CT 06520-8040