Barbara Ann Burtness, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Faculty Research

Status of Women in Medicine Committee (SWIM)

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics | Head & Neck Cancers Program | Yale CTAP

Yale Medicine

Biography

Barbara Burtness, MD is Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) at the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. She serves as Co-Leader of the Developmental Therapeutics Program and the Disease Aligned Research Team Leader for Head and Neck Cancer. Dr. Burtness is internationally recognized for her research in head and neck cancer. She chairs the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Head and Neck Cancer Committee, and leads national and international trials of targeted therapy in head and neck cancer. She comes to Yale from Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she co-led the Developmental Therapeutics Program, was Chief of Head and Neck Oncology and served as Associate Director for Clinical Research.

Education & Training

MD SUNY at Stonybrook (1986)
AB Bryn Mawr College (1982)
Fellowship Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internship Yale-New Haven Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Robert L. Krigel Award, Excellence in Teaching and Clinical OncologyFox Chase Cancer Center (2012)

  • Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report

  • Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors

Professional Service

  • ECOG-ACRIN (2006) Chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Head and Neck Therapeutics Committee

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