Joseph N Contessa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pharmacology; Director, Central Nervous System Radiotherapy Program

Clinical Interests

  • Radiation Oncology

Patient Care

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

Patient Care Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Head & Neck Radiotherapy | Spine Radiosurgery | Stereotactic & Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Cancer Center: Brain Tumor Program | Head & Neck Cancers Program

Gamma Knife Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology AB of Radiology (2011)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Ill-Defined Sites A Phase II Study of Pembrolizumab for Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Residual Disease Following Definitive Chemoradiation
Lung Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation With or Without Hippocampal Avoidance for Small Cell Lung Cancer
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Phase II Randomized Trial of Adjuvant Radiotherapy With or Without Cisplatin for p53 Mutated, Surgically Resected Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)
Brain and Nervous System A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Phase 2b/3 Study of ABT-414 With Concurrent Chemoradiation and Adjuvant Temozolomide in Subjects With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma (GBM) With Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Amplification (Intellance 1)
Lung Imaging With 11C-erlotinib PET/CT to Identify Responders to Erlotinib Treatment in NSCLC
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Reduced-Dose Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Individualized Treatment in Treating Patients With Stage II-IVB Nasopharyngeal Cancer Based on EBV DNA
Larynx TRYHARD: Radiation Therapy Plus Cisplatin With or Without Lapatinib in Treating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer.
Brain and Nervous System, Phase I A Phase I Trial of Mibefradil Dihydrochloride With Hypofractionated Re-Irradiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Transoral Surgery Followed By Low-Dose or Standard-Dose Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With HPV Positive Stage III-IVA Oropharyngeal Cancer
Rectum Pilot Trial of KD018 With Neo-Adjuvant Concurrent Chemo-Radiation Therapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
Breast - Female, Kidney, Lung A Pilot/Phase II Study of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases Using 3Tesla MRI and Rational Dose Selection

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Contact Info

Joseph N Contessa, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Therapeutic RadiologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Yale Therapeutic RadiologyHunter Building
15 York Street, Ste HRT 139

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208040
New Haven, CT 06520-8040