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Daniel J. Boffa MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Section of Thoracic Surgery)

Biographical Info

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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International Activity

  • Leuven, Belgium (2007)
    Presentation- Chylothorax Complicating Thoracic Surgery: A Percutaneous Diagnostic and Management Strategy, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • (2002)
    Peripheral Blood Cell mRNA Profiling for the Prediction of Acute Rejection, ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology
  • ASN/ISN World Congress of Nephrology
    San Fransisco, United States (2001)
    Enforced c-Rel Deficiency Prolongs Allograft Survival
  • San Fransisco, CA, 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

Education & Training

M.D.
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1997)
Resident
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, General Surgery (1993 - 2004)
Fellow
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Thoracic Surgery (2004 - 2007)
Administrative Chief Resident
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Board Certification
Surgery, Board Certified  (2007)
Board Certification
Surgery, Thoracic, Board Certified  (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2007)
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research Award
    Cleveland 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 examination
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2006)
  • Hassan A. Naama Memorial Resident Teaching Award
    New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY (2003)
  • Outstanding Graduate - Department of General Surgery
    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1997)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    (1996)
  • Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship Award
    (1996)
  • NIH Summer Research Award
    National Institutes of Health (1993)
  • Thomas Ahearn Outstanding Preprofessional Graduate
    (1993)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu
    National Jesuit Honor Society (1993)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon
    Honorary Chemical Society (1993)
  • Freshman Chemistry Student of the Year
    (1989)

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