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

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Cancer Center, Yale: Head and Neck Cancers Program

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (1989)

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (1993)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx EA3132: Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Stage III-IV SCCHN
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Thyroid Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) for 1st Line Tx of Recurrent/Metastatic Squamous Cell Ca of H&N
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx NRG-HN002: Testing less intensive treatment for selected low-risk patients with oropharyngeal cancer
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Individualized treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer based on the patient's DNA
Larynx RTOG 3501 (TRYHARD)
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx 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
Brain and Nervous System, Other Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs LUX- Head and Neck 2 Phase III Afatinib study in unresected patients with head and neck SCC

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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