Donald R Lannin MD

Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Biographical Info

Dr. Lannin graduated from the University of Minnesota where he also completed his General Surgery residency and went on to do a fellowship in oncology funded by the National Institutes of Health. He rose through the ranks to Professor of Surgery at East Carolina University and joined the faculty at Yale in 2002. With nearly 30 years of experience in surgery, he has been instrumental in building The Breast Center -- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, serving as its Executive Director from 2002 to 2010.

International Activity

  • Lecture
    Santa Monica, United States(2000)
    Comparison of Three Methods for Breast Lymphatic Mapping, Sentinel Node 2000, 2nd International Sentinel Node Congress

Education & Training

Stanford University (1970)
University of Minnesota (1974)
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, General Surgery (1974 - 1975)
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, General Surgery (1975 - 1982)
National Institutes of Health, Oncology (1977 - 1980)

Honors & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA 
  • Who’s Who in Science and Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons Young Surgeon Award
    American College of Surgeons 
  • American Cancer Society Sword of Hope Award
    American Cancer Society 
  • ECU Family Practice Residency Teaching Award
    East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 

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