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David A. Braun, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology), Louis Goodman and Alfred Gilman Yale Scholar

Contact Information

David A. Braun, MD, PhD

Patient Care Locations

Lab Location

  • 300 George Street, Fl 6th Floor, Ste Suite 6400
    New Haven, CT 06511

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    333 Cedar St, PO Box 208028

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



David Braun, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and a member of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology (CMCO) at Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Braun cares for patients with kidney cancers. He received his PhD in Computational Biology from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science at New York University and his medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed his residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he received the Dunn Medical Intern Award and served as Chief Medical Resident before completing fellowship training in adult oncology through the Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare program where he was appointed the Emil Frei Fellow and the John R. Svenson Fellow.

Dr. Braun joined Yale from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he was an Instructor in Medicine with clinical and scientific interest in understanding and improving immune therapies for kidney cancer. He has a longstanding interest in integrating experimental and computational approaches to biomedical research and is currently studying mechanisms of response and resistance to immune therapy in kidney cancer, with the goal of developing novel therapies. He continues this work as part of the CMCO, which fosters and mentors physician-scientists as they advance their laboratory-based research programs to bridge fundamental cancer biology with clinical investigation for the translation of basic discoveries into better treatments or diagnosis.

Education & Training

  • Instructor
    Harvard Medical School (2021)
  • Physician
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2021)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School (2019)
  • Chief Medical Resident
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School (2017)
  • Clinical Fellow
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School (2016)
  • Resident
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School (2015)
  • Intern
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School (2014)
  • MD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2013)
  • PhD
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, Computational Biology (2012)
  • AB
    Princeton University, Molecular Biology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
R37 MERIT AwardNational Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)2023
Idea Development AwardDepartment of Defense2023
Young Physician-Scientist AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI)2023
Trailblazer AwardKidney Cancer Association2022
Goodman and Gilman Yale ScholarYale School of Medicine2022
Spatial Multiomics AwardAkoya Biosciences2021
Sparkathon: Emerging Leaders Igniting InnovationSociety for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)2021
1st Runner-Up, Clinician ScientistImmuno-Oncology Young Investigator Forum2021
Next Gen Innovator AwardHemOnc Today2019
John R. Svenson FellowshipDana-Farber Cancer Institute2019
Emil Frei FellowshipDana-Farber Cancer Institute2018
Fellowship Award for Medical OncologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School2016
Resident Mentor AwardBrigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School2015
Dunne Medical Internal AwardBrigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School2014
Dr. Barry Coller Award for Excellence in Clinical MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sina2013
Distinction in Medical EducationIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai2012
Alpha Omega AlphaIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai2012
Excellence in Medicine Leadership AwardAmerican Medical Association Foundation2008
Graduate School Award for Outstanding LeadershipMount Sinai School of Medicine2008
Sanfurd Bluestein, MD ScholarshipMount Sinai School of Medicine2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Professional Service

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Scientific Committee for Investigational Immunotherapy TrackMember2022
Kidney Caner Association Think TankParticipant2021
Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Scientific Review PanelMember2020 - 2021
Kidney Cancer Research Summit Steering CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - 2020
Hoosier Cancer Research Network Correlative Science Clinical Trial Working GroupMember2019 - Present
American Physician Scientist AssociationPresident2009 - 2010

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