Veronica L.S. Chiang, MD, FAANS

Professor of Neurosurgery; Associate Vice Chair of Academic Affairs; Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery; Director, Gamma Knife Center, YNHH; Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Fellowship

Physician Biography

Veronica Chiang, MD, a neurosurgeon and director of the Gamma Knife Center at Yale Medicine, specializes in treating metastatic cancer using radiosurgery. This technique allows doctors to transmit radiation directly to tumor cells and avoid radiating healthy brain cells, which can help improve patients’ quality of life after treatment.

Dr. Chiang acknowledges that brain surgery can be a big step for patients and provides as much information about the procedure as possible. “Knowledge helps people deal with how scary it might feel,” she says.

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Chiang conducts research on managing patient care through multidisciplinary approaches, and how technologies like thermocoagulation and radiosurgery can help patients with brain metastases. “The neurological system is one of the last areas where there’s very little known about it. I love learning about it and figuring out how to improve patient’s lives,” she says. 

Clinical Interests

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology

Patient Care

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

Patient Care Organizations

Neurosurgery: Gamma Knife Center | Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Therapeutic Radiology

Yale Cancer Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery AB of Neurological Surgery (2003)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Nervous System Laser Ablation of Abnormal Neurological Tissue Using Robotic NeuroBlate System (LAANTERN)
Brain and Nervous System, Lung, Melanoma, skin A Phase II Trial of Pembrolizumab Plus Bevacizumab in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Non-small Cell Lung Cancer With Untreated Brain Metastases
Lung, Melanoma, skin MK-3475 in Melanoma and NSCLC Patients With Brain Metastases

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Contact Info

Veronica L.S. Chiang, MD, FAANS
Patient Care Location
Yale NeurosurgeryYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Yale NeurosurgeryTompkins Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
NeurosurgeryPO Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520-8082