Richard Matthay, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Pulmonary)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine: Thoracic Oncology Program; Tuberculosis Program; Winchester Chest Center

Yale Cancer Center: Thoracic Oncology Program


Dr. Matthay graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1970 and trained in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) at University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver from 1970 – 1975. In 1975, he joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care section at Yale as an Assistant Professor. In 1979, he was appointed Associate Professor and in 1984, Professor of Medicine. In 1993, he was appointed the Boehringer Ingelheim Professor of Medicine. Dr Matthay was Associate Director of the Yale PCCM section from 1975 – 1988 and 1990 – 2010. From 1988-1990, he was Acting Chief of the PCCM Section and from 1990-1994, he was Associate Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine.

From 1975-2002, Dr. Matthay was Director of the training program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale and he is currently Ex-officio Director of this training program. He serves as an attending in the PCCM Fellows Winchester Chest Clinic and he also serves as a Yale New Haven Hospital inpatient attending.

Dr. Matthay is a senior member of the Yale Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP). Recently, he edited a book on lung cancer with a TOP program colleague, Dr. Lynn Tanoue (Clinics in Chest Medicine: Lung Cancer, 12/2011).

Education & Training

MD Tufts University (1970)
Fellow University of Colorado
Resident University of Colorado Medical Center

Honors & Recognition

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair of MediceYale University School of Medicine (1993, 2013)

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Contact Info

Richard Matthay, MD
Patient Care Locations
Winchester Chest ClinicFitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue

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
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8057