Barbara Ann Burtness, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Clinical Research Program Leader, Head and Neck Cancers Program ; Co-Director, Developmental Therapeutics Research Program

Physician Biography

Dr. Burtness received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Burtness is a member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research. She is a member of the editorial board of HemOnc Today, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Frontiers in Oncology, and Clinical Cancer Research. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Clinical Interests

  • Adult
  • Medical Oncology

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Program

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (1993)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx NRG-HN002: Testing less intensive treatment for selected low-risk patients with oropharyngeal cancer
Soft Tissue Individualized treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer based on the patient's DNA
Stomach MK-3475 versus Standard Treatment in Subjects with Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer
Soft Tissue RTOG 3501 (TRYHARD)
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx RTOG 1216: RT With Cisplatin vs. Docetaxel and Cetuximab in Stage III-IV Squamous Cell H&N Cancer
Cervix Uteri Window study to assess the activity of demethylation therapy in patients with HPV positive
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx RTOG 0920: Phase III Postoperative IMRT +/- Cetuximab, Locally-Advanced Head & Neck Cancer

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Contact Info

Barbara Ann Burtness, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Cancer CenterSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste NP - 4

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
25 York Street
PO Box 208028

New Haven, CT 06520-8028