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/Radiation Oncology: Head and Neck Radiotherapy Program | Spine Radiosurgery Program | Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Gamma Knife Program | Therapeutic Radiology - Patient Care

Cancer Center, Yale: Brain Tumor Program | Head and Neck Cancers Program

Gamma Knife Center, Yale-New Haven

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology AB of Radiology (2011)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx EA3132: Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Stage III-IV SCCHN
Brain and Nervous System Ph 2b/3 study of ABT-414 w/ Concurrent chemoradiation and Adjuvant Temozolomide in GMB w/ EGFR
Lung Validation of Quantitative 11C-Erlotinib PET for Imaging EGFR-Mutant Lung Cancer
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx NRG-HN002: Testing less intensive treatment for selected low-risk patients with oropharyngeal cancer
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx Individualized treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer based on the patient's DNA
Larynx RTOG 3501 (TRYHARD)
Brain and Nervous System, Phase I TAU-2014-1: Phase I Trial of Mibefradil Dihydrochloride with HRIT for Recurrent GBM
Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx E3311: Transoral Surgery Followed By Low-Dose or Standard-Dose Radiation Therapy w/ or w/out Chemo
Rectum KD018: Pilot Trial of KD018 with Neo-Adj Concurrent Chemo-RT in PTs with Rectal CA
Breast - Female, Kidney, Lung Pilot/Phase II Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Mets Using 3Tesla MRI

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Contact Info

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

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Therapeutic RadiologyHunter Building
15 York Street

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