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Brigid Killelea

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Contact Information

Brigid Killelea, MD, MPH, FACS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Surgical Oncology

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8062

    United States



Dr. Killelea began her career in health care as a volunteer with the US Peace Corps in Paraguay. Upon her return she received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (now Bloomberg School). From there she went on to graduate from UCONN Medical School, and completed her general surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Manhattan, followed by a breast fellowship at Beth Israel/St. Luke’s Roosevelt. Since arriving at Yale in 2009, she has worked closely with the breast fellows, residents and students over the years and actively participates in the teaching and evaluations of the residents on a regular basis. She was asked to assume the role of Fellowship Director at Yale in 2015, and became the Chief of Breast Surgery for the Yale New Haven Health System in 2016. She is currently the Interim Director of the Smilow Breast Program. She is excited to lend her expertise and enhance the education and development of the Fellows Institute. Watch a video with Dr. Brigid Killelea >>

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2001)
  • MPH
    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (1996)
  • Fellowship
    Beth Israel Medical Center/St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Ctr
  • Research Fellow
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health
  • Residency
    St. Vincents Catholic Medical Centers of New York

Departments & Organizations