David J. Leffell, MD

David P. Smith Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology and Plastic); Section Chief, Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

Research Interests

Carcinoma, Basal Cell; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Epidermis; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Skin Neoplasms; Mohs Surgery; Genes, p53

Research Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Cancer Genetics

Dermatology: Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Research Summary

Dr. Leffell and colleagues discovered the skin cancer gene, PTCH, in 1996 and have directed subsequent research towards understanding how skin cancer develops. Other research includes studies of the p53 gene in skin cancer, epidemiology of skin cancer, and innovative diagnostic devices.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

David J. Leffell, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Dermatologic SurgeryTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 5th Floor, Suite 5A

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale Melanoma ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Head & Neck Cancer ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
Office Location
Yale Dermatologic SurgeryTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 5A

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
DermatologyPO Box 208059
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Curriculum Vitae