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Wajih Kidwai, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology); Medical Director, Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Guilford; Medical Director, Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Old Saybrook

Contact Information

Wajih Kidwai, MD, FACP

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Medical Oncology

    PO Box 208028

    New Haven, CT 06520-8028

    United States



I joined Yale New Haven hospital as a staff member in 2001 as a part of large oncology practice in greater New Haven area

I was able to develop a very busy practice fairly quickly and feel that our practice in Guilford with expansion into Old Saybrook is one of the busiest on the shoreline. We follow national and hospital quality guidelines and we provide state of the art oncology care at the shoreline.

I have had the honor and responsibility of working as the Medical Director of our office in Guilford and have maintained my position as it transitioned to Yale Smilow Guilford in 2012. As a result of great patient care development, quality of care and provision of state of the art cancer care here we have been able to expand our services with increased surgical and radiology services and by opening another office in Old Saybrook.

We have worked together with Radiation Oncology on development of a busy Breast Cancer program with Radiation Oncology, breast surgery and breast radiology.

We have worked together on a number of studies here and are part of Clinical Research Working Group (CRWG) bringing research to the Smilow care centers.

I also attend and contribute to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Oncology protocols and have been actively participating since 2012. I have placed a number of patients on practice changing clinical trials resulting in presentations, papers and abstracts.

I am also honored to represent Yale University/Smilow Cancer Center in the hematopoietic panel of NCCN. I previously was also on the NCCN Panel of Neuroendocrine Tumors.

I usually have a Yale Medical student with me as a part of their clerkship rotations (3-4 months per year since 2001). I also participate in the LCE program of Yale MD and PA students who spend one day a week at my office for about nine months in a year. I have mentored students on their career development and also projects or papers resulting in presentations. I also participate in the annual oncology workshop run by Dr. Michael Di Giovanna for first year medical students.

I have taken an active part in the Yale Quality program and in association with Dr. Anne Chiang and Dr. Kerin Adelson. In November of 2018 I presented our Goals of Care quality project at American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative Care symposium in San Diego, CA.

I am also working closely with the Survivorship program and Breast cancer related Nutrition and Exercise related trials under the direction of Dr Tara Sanft.

We also are collaborating with Smoking cessation program and Yale palliative care program at the care center.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    North Shore University Hospital- Cornell University Medical Center (1995)
  • MD
    King Edward Medical College (1984)


  • Cancer Detection with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Compared with Conventional Digital Mammography in Routine Breast Cancer Screening
    Chicago, United States 2017
  • Symposium: Diagnosis and treatment of Oral cavity and Head & Neck tumors: Advances in Chemotherapy for Head and Neck cancer
    New Haven, United States 2005
  • Detection of occult lymphoma in bone marrow and peripheral blood of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presenting for bone marrow transplantation
    Nashville, United States 1994

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Trainee Investigator AwardAmerican Federation of Clinical Research1995
American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology1994
Department of Medicine Award for Scholarly ActivityNorth Shore University Hospital, Cornell University1994

Professional Service

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Panel for Hematopoietic growth factors, National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkMember2018 - Present
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Panel for Neuroendocrine Cancer, National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkMember2015 - 2017
Neuroendocrine SocietyMember2015 - Present
Institutional Review BoardBoard Member2012 - Present
Clinical Research Working Group (CRWG)Member2012 - Present
American College of PhysiciansFellow2006 - Present
American Society of Clinical OncologyMember1995 - Present
American Society of HematologyMember1995 - Present

Departments & Organizations