Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH

Richard Sackler and Jonathan Sackler Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Director, Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Hematology | Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty | Pancreatic Diseases Program

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control | Gastrointestinal Cancers Program

Yale Medicine


Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH, became Director of Yale Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital on January 1, 2017. An internationally recognized expert in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer epidemiology, Dr. Fuchs was previously professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the gastrointestinal oncology division and the Robert T. and Judith B. Hale Chair in Pancreatic Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Fuchs received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1986. He completed his medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also served as chief medical resident, and completed his medical oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 1994, he received his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health. He serves on the Board of Directors for CytomX Therapeutics.

Education & Training

MPH Harvard School of Public Health (1994)
MD Harvard Medical School (1986)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1989)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1991)

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