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David Schoenfeld, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

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David Schoenfeld, MD, PhD

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Dr. David Schoenfeld is an Instructor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and cares for patients with melanoma and advanced skin and kidney cancers at the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven. He received his medical degree and a Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies from Columbia University as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He then joined the ABIM Physician-Scientist Training Program at Yale through which he completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Oncology fellowship training.

Dr. Schoenfeld’s research interests include bench-to-bedside cancer research and helping develop novel cancer therapies. He is investigating the tumor immune microenvironment and testing new immunomodulatory drugs and combinations in preclinical models, with the goal of bringing new treatments to patients by conducting early phase clinical trials. His research has been supported in part by the Yale Cancer Center-Advanced Training Program for Physician-scientists T32.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Fellow
    Yale Cancer Center (2023)
  • Internal Medicine Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2019)
  • MD
    Columbia University (2017)
  • PhD
    Columbia University, Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies (2016)
  • BS
    Yale University (2005)

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