Program Members

Abrahams, James J

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
Director, Medical Studies in Diagnostic Radiology, Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
Chief, ENT Radiology

Clinical Interests:Neuroradiology; Head and Neck Radiology; Oral Cavity; Teaching

  • Appt:(203) 688-8800

Ariyan, Stephan

Professor of Surgery (Plastic) and of Dermatology
Clinical Program Leader, Melanoma Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Clinical Interests:merkel cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; basal cell carcinoma; melanoma; skin cancer; malignant melanoma; reconstructive surgery; head and neck cancer;

  • Office:(203) 785-5600
  • Appt:(203) 785-5600

Bindra, Ranjit S.

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pathology
Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Clinical Interests:pediatric tumors; central nervous system tumors.

  • Appt:(203) 200-2100

Burtness, Barbara

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

Clinical Interests:head and neck cancers; esophagogastric cancers; non-melanoma skin cancer; thyroid cancer;

  • Office:(203) 737-7636
  • Appt:(203) 200-4622

Contessa, Joseph N

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pharmacology

Clinical Interests:Tumors of the Central Nervous System; Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiotherapy; Brain Metastases; Head and Neck Cancer

  • Office:(203) 200-2634
  • Appt:(203) 200-2000

Decker, Roy

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
Clinical Research Program Leader, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale Cancer Center

Clinical Interests:Head & Neck Cancer; Lung Cancer; Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery

  • Office:(203) 737-2758
  • Appt:(203) 200-5864

Deshpande, Hari Anant

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Clinical Interests:Head and neck cancer; Genitourinary (GU) cancers; sarcomas; thyroid cancer.

  • Office:(203) 737-1600
  • Appt:(203) 200-4822

Horblitt, Gary E

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

    Husain, Zain A.

    Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

    Clinical Interests:Head and neck cancer; stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT); lung cancer; spine radiosurgery.

    • Office:(203) 200-3749
    • Appt:(203) 200-2100

    Johnson, Michele H

    Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
    Director of Interventional Neuroradiology

    Clinical Interests:Vascular lesions of the brain; arterio-venous malformations (AVM); aneurysms; interventional procedures of the brain; spine, head and neck (angiography, arteriography); vertebroplasty for compression fractures

    • Office:(203) 785-7026
    • Appt:(203) 785-7026

    Judson, Benjamin L.

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
    Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology
    Medical Director, Ambulatory Clinics, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

    Clinical Interests:oral cavity tumors; pharynx and larynx tumors; salivary tumors; skin cancers; thyroid tumors; sinonasal and skull base tumors; head and neck surgery

    • Appt:(203) 200-4622

    Kowalski, Diane

    Associate Professor of Pathology and Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
    Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
    Director Residency Program

    Clinical Interests:Head and neck pathology; nongynecologic cytopathology

    • Office:(203) 785-4575

    Kveton, John Francis

    Clinical Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Neurosurgery

      Leffell, David J.

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

      Clinical Interests:Diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and rare tumors; Mohs surgery; plastic reconstruction.

      • Appt:(203) 785-3466

      Mehra, Saral

      Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

      Clinical Interests:Head and neck cancer, head and neck and facial reconstruction, microvascular reconstruction, free-tissue transfer, regional flaps, local flaps, thyroid cancer, salivary disease, oral cancer, throat cancer; HPV-related cancer, robotic surgery, laser surgery

      • Office:(203) 785-4862
      • Appt:(203) 200-4622

      Michaelides, Elias

      Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pediatrics
      Director, Yale Hearing & Balance Program
      Otolaryngology Program Director

      Clinical Interests:Hearing loss; Ear infections; Facial paralysis; Cochlear implants; Skull base tumors; Acoustic neuroma; Dizziness; Balance disorders

      • Appt:(203) 785-5430

      Prasad, Manju

      Associate Professor of Pathology and of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
      Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology
      Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory
      Director, Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

      Clinical Interests:Tumors of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands; Head and neck Cancer; Benign diseases mimicking cancers of the endocrine organs and of Head and Neck, Bone and soft tissue pathology

      • Office:(203) 785-4862

      Rosenblatt, William

      Professor of Anesthesiology and of Surgery (Otolaryngology)
      Director, Anesthesia for otolaryngology
      REMEDY President & Founder

      Clinical Interests:Anesthesia for otolarynoplogical surgery; teaching airway management; high fidelity simulation in anesthesiology; remedy developing world medical materials charity

      • Office:(203) 785-2802
      • Appt:(203) 785-2802

      Sasaki, Clarence Takashi

      Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

      Clinical Interests:Surgery of sinus, larynx, pharynx and nose neoplasms; diagnostic and therapeutic broncho-esophagology; surgery of the skull base; endoscopic surgery for Zenkers diverticulum; minimally invasive surgery for correction of voice and swallowing disorders; endocrine cancer; esophageal cancer; head and neck cancer; pediatric cancer; skin cancer; laryngology

      • Lab:(203) 785-2592

      Son, Yung H

      Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

      Clinical Interests:General radiation therapy; head and neck cancer; definitive or intra-operative brachytherapy; esophageal cancer; colon cancer; lung cancer; soft-tissue sarcoma; skin cancer; pediatric cancer; unknown primary cancer; all invasive low- or high-dose-rate interventional brachytherapy and remote after-loading gamma-Med brachytherapy, particularly in otolaryngology, broncho-pulmonary, abdominal, retro-peritoneal, and colorectal malignancies

      • Office:(203) 785-2961
      • Appt:(203) 688-1861

      Yarbrough, Wendell

      Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology
      Section Chief, Otolaryngology
      Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program
      Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

      Clinical Interests:head & neck cancer; ent cancer, oral cancer, oropharyngeal cancer;throat cancer, laryngeal cancer;voice box cancer, head and neck cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, human papilloma virus, human papillomavirus, salivary cancer, acidic cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic, adenoid cystic carcinoma, mucoepidermoid, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, thyroid cancer, well-differentiated thyroid cancer, medullary cancer, medullary, papillary thyroid cancer, papillary, follicular thyroid cancer, follicular, anaplastic thyroid cancer, anaplastic, lymphoma, skin cancer, melanoma, lip cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, base of tongue cancer, nasal cancer, sinus cancer, esthesioneuroblastoma, buccal cancer, palate cancer, soft palate, hard palate, soft palate cancer, soft palate cancer

      • Appt:(203) 200-4622

      Young, Nwanmegha

      Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

      Clinical Interests:Vocal cord paralysis, professional voice, neurologic disorders of the larynx, laryngeal cancer, prevention diagnosis and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders, laser surgery, general ENT

      • Appt:(203) 785-5430