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Lynn Tanoue, MD, MBA

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Internal Medicine; Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program

Contact Information

Lynn Tanoue, MD, MBA

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    PO Box 208057, 300 Cedar St.

    New Haven, CT 06520-8057

    United States



Lynn Tanoue, MD, MBA is Professor in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Tanoue received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and medical degree from Yale. She completed internal medicine residency, chief residency, and fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. Her clinical interests focus on thoracic oncology and lung cancer screening. She is a founding member of the multidisciplinary Yale Cancer Center Thoracic Oncology Program and Director of the Yale Lung Screening and Nodule Program. She established the Yale New Haven Hospital Tuberculosis Outreach Program, which over the past twenty years has performed tuberculosis screening in thousands of English-as-a-Second-Language students enrolled at the New Haven Center for Adult Education. She has had numerous leadership roles at Yale New Haven Hospital, including as past president of the medical staff. Dr. Tanoue serves on numerous national committees; she is a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network lung cancer screening guidelines committee, past chair of the American Thoracic Society Thoracic Oncology Assembly, and current chair of the Pulmonary Medicine Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Dr. Tanoue is an active clinician, mentor, and educator at Yale, where she has received a number of awards including the Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence, the Department of Internal Medicine Faculty Achievement Award for Clinical Care, the Dean’s Mentors Award, and the Leah Lowenstein Award. Her contributions to Yale School of Medicine include the founding of the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra, of which she is a member and President of its Board of Directors.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale University (2019)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1988)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (1986)
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (1985)
  • MD
    Yale University (1982)
  • BA
    Harvard-Radcliffe College (1978)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Lifetime Achievement AwardATS Thoracic Oncology Assembly2022
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2017Connecticut Magazine2021
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2018Connecticut Magazine2021
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2019Connecticut Magazine2021
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2020Connecticut Magazine2021
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2021Connecticut Magazine2021
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine2016
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine2015

Professional Service

American Board of Internal MedicineChair, Pulmonary Medicine Board, American Board of Internal Medicine2019 - Present
American Thoracic SocietyChair, Thoracic Oncology Assembly, American Thoracic Society2019 - 2021
National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkMember, Committee on Lung Cancer Screening2018 - Present
Yale New Haven HospitalPresident, Medical Staff, Yale New Haven Hospital2016 - 2018

Departments & Organizations