Oncology Faculty

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Ronald Salem, MD, FACS, FRSC (Ed), FRCS(C), MBChB

Section Chief

Lampman Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Section Chief, Surgical Oncology

Ronald R. Salem, MD earned his medical degree from University of Rhodesia and is a Board Certified Surgeon. Passionate about improving the lives of patients with cancer, he is committed to advancing medical and surgical treatment and integrating the latest techniques and minimally invasive surgery in his clinical practice. He is one of the few surgeons in Connecticut with a high volume practice performing the Whipple procedure.

Dr. Salem specializes in malignant and pre-malignant diseases of the...

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Danielle Bertoni, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Dr. Danielle Bertoni is a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer and breast diseases, with a particular expertise in nipple-sparing mastectomies.   

Dr. Bertoni is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her internship, residency, and a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, California. 

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Charles Cha, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology and Gastrointestinal)

Charles H. Cha, MD, FACS earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and is a Board Certified Surgeon. He completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. He is dedicated to advancing surgical techniques for removing tumors and advancing medical knowledge about tumor growth. In his practice, he continually integrates the latest in minimally invasive techniques and surgical technology to provide better outcomes for his patients. Dr. Cha...

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Anees Chagpar, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C)

Professor of Surgery

Anees is a full Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Born and raised in Canada, she completed her BSc in Honors Biochemistry and MD with Honors in Research at the University of Alberta, and her general surgery residency training and MSc at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to complete the Susan G. Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and an MA in...

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Nina Horowitz, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Dr. Horowitz graduated from Columbia University and did her General Surgery residency at Yale University. One of the first women in her residency class, she went on to build and sustain a thriving practice in New Haven and joined the faculty at Yale in 2010 where she has focused solely on breast cancer. She has over 25 years of experience in surgery and is one of the most respected surgeons in the region.

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Sajid A Khan, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Sajid A. Khan, MD earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and is Board Certified in both Complex General Surgical Oncology and General Surgery. He completed general surgery training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore in the Bronx, NY. He also completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and a clinical...

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Brigid Killelea, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

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...

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John Kunstman, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

John W. Kunstman, MD, MHS is a board-certified surgeon specializing in care of patients with cancers or benign diseases of the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, stomach, and intestines. He received an undergraduate degree (with honors) from the University of Wisconsin and also attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kunstman completed residency training in general surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as a fellowship in complex general...

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Donald Lannin, MD

Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Dr. Lannin graduated from the University of Minnesota where he also completed his General Surgery residency and went on to do a fellowship in oncology funded by the National Institutes of Health. He rose through the ranks to Professor of Surgery at East Carolina University and joined the faculty at Yale in 2002. With nearly 30 years of experience in surgery, he has been instrumental in building The Breast Center -- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, serving as its Executive Director from...

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Kelly Olino, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Kelly Olino, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology joins the melanoma, skin cancer and sarcoma program to provide patients with comprehensive surgical care including resection of skin and soft tissue tumors including head and neck, trunk, extremities as well as minimally invasive techniques for metastatic disease.  Dr. Olino joins the Yale School of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where she was recognized as a Texas Rising Star.  She is...

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Tristen Park, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Dr Tristen S. Park  earned her medical degree at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer and breast diseases. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Cell and molecular biology with honors from Cornell University. She completed a general surgery residency at Rutgers University and a three year Surgical Oncology and Clinical Immunotherapy fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of...

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Mary Pronovost, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Dr. Mary Pronovost is a board-certified breast surgeon, specializing in breast diseases and oncology. She earned her undergraduate degree at Holy Family College and her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. She also received a Master’s Degree from Villanova University and carried out her post-baccalaureate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at Temple University Hospital and fellowship training in breast diseases at Boston University Medical...

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