Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, FASTRO

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Dermatology; Executive Vice Chairman; Director of Clinical Affairs; Clinical Program Leader, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale Cancer Center

Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Breast Cancer Radiotherapy | Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT)

Radiobiology and Radiotherapy

Yale Cancer Center: Breast Center | Hematology Program | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Yale Medicine

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Lynn Wilson, MD, MPH, Executive Vice Chairman and Director of Clinical Affairs of Yale Medicine’s Therapeutic Radiology Department, cares for patients with cutaneous lymphoma and breast cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Wilson’s primary goal is to successfully treat his patients while limiting side effects from radiation treatment. “This can be best achieved through multidisciplinary collaboration among specialists focused on the patient,” he says.

Through the use of specialized techniques, Dr. Wilson and his colleagues have been able to provide substantial pain relief (also called palliative care) for those in need, enhancing their quality of life. “Yale is both a national and international destination medical center for patients with cutaneous lymphoma,” he explains. “Our total skin electron beam therapy program is recognized as a major, national program anchored by a team with significant international expertise.”

In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Wilson is also a professor of therapeutic radiology and dermatology. He studies outcomes and treatment-related factors for patients receiving care for cutaneous lymphoma, lung and breast cancers.

For example, new research reveals that there may be disparities in clinical outcomes for cutaneous lymphoma based on race. “This is a significant finding,” explains Dr. Wilson. “We are working toward understanding why this may be the case, so that we can address these issues for our patients.”

Dr. Wilson serves on the board of trustees for the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology board of directors.

Education & Training

MD George Washington University (1990)
MPH Yale University School of Medicine (1986)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Radiology, Radiation Oncology (1995, recertified: 2015)

Honors & Recognition

  • ASTRO-Annual Meeting and Program Scientific Committee, Chairman (2014)

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (Yale no longer considered part of NY Metro after 2014) (2014)

  • New York Magazine Best Doctors (Yale no longer considered part of NY Metro after 2014) (2014)

  • American Radium Society, Scientific Program Committee, Chairman (2009)

  • David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical ExcellenceYale School of Medicine (2008)

  • Francis Gilman Blake AwardYale School of Medicine (2008)

  • America's Top Doctors (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

  • American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award (1995)

Professional Service

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Board of Directors Member (2016 - 2018) Board Member

  • Yale Medicine (YM), Quality Work Group (2015 - 2016)

  • Yale Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), Medical Leadership Council (2015 - 2017)

  • Yale Medicine (YM), Operations Committee (2013 - 2018) Member

  • Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI), Research Committee Member (2013 - 2016)

  • American Board of Radiology (ABR), Board of Trustees Member (2011 - 2018) Board Member

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Chairman, Annual Meeting Scientific Committee (2011 - 2014)

  • Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Quality Improvement Committee (2011 - 2018) Chairperson

  • Residency Review Committee Member for Radiation Oncology, ACGME (2009 - 2015)

  • Yale Medicine (YM), Practice Operations and Standards Committee (2009 - 2018) Member

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Contact Info

Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, FASTRO
Patient Care Location
Yale Therapeutic RadiologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste LL507

New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Yale Therapeutic RadiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste CB322

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Therapeutic RadiologyP. O. Box 208040
New Haven, CT 06520-8040