Benjamin L. Judson MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology; Medical Director, Ambulatory Clinics, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Biographical Info

Dr. Judson specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. He is passionate about achieving the best possible results for his patients, tailoring minimally invasive surgical approaches to each patient and their condition, reducing possible aesthetic and functional side effects. His clinical interests include oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx tumors, salivary tumors, thyroid malignancies, skin cancers, and sinonasal tumors. He attended Middlebury College, obtained a Masters Degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College. He completed a residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Otolaryngology and a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. His research interests parallel his clinical focus and include tailoring minimally invasive approaches to the surgical treatment of head and neck cancers using endoscopic laser and robotic techniques. He also conducts small translational clinical trials to improve our understanding of head and neck cancers.

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International Activity

  • Sri Lanka(1991 - 1994)
    Peace Corps Volunteer and Training Coordinator

Education & Training

Middlebury College (1991)
University of Pennsylvania (1995)
Jefferson Medical College (2002)
Georgetown University Hospital, Otolaryngology
Administrative Chief Resident
Georgetown University Hospital, Otolarynogology - Head & Neck Surgery
Research Fellow
Weill Cornell Medical College, Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Head & Neck Surgery
Board Certification
Otolaryngology, Board Certified  (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Roy B. Sessions Award
    Georgetown University Hospital (2007)
  • Alavi Mandell Award
    Society of Nuclear Medicine (2009)
  • Program Director's Award
    Department of Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital (2003)
  • Sweeny Scholarship
    University of Pennsylvania 
  • Scholarship, 15th Annual Course: Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer and Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
    THANC Foundation (2005)

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