Daniel J. Boffa, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Section of Thoracic Surgery)

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Radiobiology & Radiotherapy | Thoracic Oncology Program

Office of Student Research

Surgery: Thoracic Surgery

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Daniel J. Boffa, MD, is an Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon. His international work includes traveling to Leuven, Belgium, for a presentation for the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology. He has written many papers and publications in his field and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research Award, and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery Resident Traveling Fellowship.

Dr. Boffa specializes in esophageal and lung cancer, achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, esophageal diverticulum, and hyperhidrosis. As a highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Boffa performs the majority of his surgeries with minimally invasive procedures. Committed to increasing the survival rate of cancer patients, Dr. Boffa has focused his clinical research on the prevention of tumor metastasis and the early detection of lung cancer.

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Education & Training

MD University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1997)
Administrative Chief Resident Cleveland Clinic
Fellow Cleveland Clinic
Resident New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Surgery (2007)
Board Certification AB of Surgery (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2007)

  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research AwardCleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2007)

  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery Resident Traveling Fellowship American Association of Thoracic Surgery (2006)

  • Innovator Award Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2006)

  • High score ABTS In-training examinationCleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2006)

  • Hassan A. Naama Memorial Resident Teaching AwardNew York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY (2003)

  • Outstanding Graduate - Department of General SurgeryUniversity of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1997)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1996)

  • Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship Award (1996)

  • NIH Summer Research AwardNational Institutes of Health (1993)

  • Thomas Ahearn Outstanding Preprofessional Graduate (1993)

  • Alpha Sigma NuNational Jesuit Honor Society (1993)

  • Phi Lambda UpsilonHonorary Chemical Society (1993)

  • Freshman Chemistry Student of the Year (1989)

International Activity

  • Presentation- Chylothorax Complicating Thoracic Surgery: A Percutaneous Diagnostic and Management Strategy, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Leuven, Belgium (2007)

    Presentation- Chylothorax Complicating Thoracic Surgery: A Percutaneous Diagnostic and Management Strategy, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • Peripheral Blood Cell mRNA Profiling for the Prediction of Acute Rejection, ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology (2002)

    Peripheral Blood Cell mRNA Profiling for the Prediction of Acute Rejection, ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology

  • ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology United States (2001)

    Enforced c-Rel Deficiency Prolongs Allograft Survival

  • Presentation- Separation anxiety San Francisco, United States (2001)

    Presentation- Separation anxiety: Isolated human islets express proapoptotic bax at a higher level compared to anti-apoptotic bcl-2, ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology

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Daniel J. Boffa, MD
Patient Care Locations
Thoracic Oncology Program Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Gastrointestinal Cancers ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Thoracic Surgery333 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 208062

New Haven, CT 06520-8062

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